Amy Mercer, executive director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, is this week’s featured guest. In our conversation, we talk about Amy’s work advocating for Florida’s police chiefs and how their needs have changed since Amy began at the FPCA in 1999. We also talk about police efforts to maintain positive relationships in Florida communities, how technology is changing police work and about the sacrifice police officers and their families make to keep Florida safe.

Amy also discusses some of the biggest challenges facing Florida’s police departments. She adds that the FPCA is committed to addressing the opioid crisis while keeping officers safe as they encounter these deadly drugs.