Davis endorsed by Edmond FOP for Mayor
• FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
• February 9, 2021
Edmond, Okla. — Darrell Davis, a candidate for Edmond mayor, announced today that he has received the official endorsement of the Edmond Fraternal Order of Police.
“It’s an honor to be supported by the men and women in blue who do so much to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe,” Davis said. “Edmond is a great place to live, raise a family and grow a small business as a result of their work and sacrifices. As mayor, promoting public safety and supporting law enforcement will be my first priorities.”
FOP President Chris Cook noted Davis’ track record of supporting law enforcement as a member of the Edmond Council was instrumental in the organization’s decision.
“Darrell Davis has consistently stood by the side of law enforcement in Edmond,” said Cook. “We believe he’s the best candidate to continue leading the way to a stronger, better, safer city. Darrell has the full and enthusiastic support of the FOP.”
Davis has served as an Edmond council member since 2011.
He played an instrumental role in building a 70,000-square-foot, $37.0 million multipurpose Public Safety Center and Support Facility. Davis also fought to ensure the police department is well trained and equipped, leading to annual attrition of less than 3%, which is one of the lowest rates in the country. Since his time on the council, the yearly police department budget has increased by approximately 50%.
In 2020, Edmond was named as the Safest City among the 10 largest cities in Oklahoma.
“I’m proud of our police department and what they’ve done to keep Edmond safe,” said Davis. “But ensuring public safety requires an ongoing