Georgia Law Enforcement Backs Attorney General Carr

April 5, 2018

ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr today announced endorsements from Sheriffs and prosecutors across the state.

“Law Enforcement for Carr” is the latest grassroots organization for Attorney General Carr. The campaign has earned support from more than 83 leaders in Georgia’s law enforcement community. The full list of endorsements can be found here.

“Our law enforcement community is on the front lines every day, and our federal and state Constitutions are meaningless without these courageous women and men upholding their sworn duty. Since the day I took office, we have been working together to support one another, to protect all Georgians and to find new and innovative ways to confront modern criminal activities,” said Carr. “I appreciate their endorsement and support, and I continue to deeply respect each and every member of Georgia’s law enforcement community.”

In addition to more than 26 District Attorneys and prosecutors from across Georgia, Chris has earned the active support of Sheriffs in 58 counties.

“I have been consistently impressed with how well Chris understands our work and challenges, especially facing modern criminals and threats,” said Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese, who is president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. “Opioids, cyber crime and so many criminal activities have implications far beyond the obvious, immediate impacts. Chris has taken these challenges head-on, and I know he has our backs.”

“I’m proud to support Chris Carr as Georgia’s Attorney General, just as he has backed us and the entire law enforcement community,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds. “He has been a leader in fighting human trafficking and opioid abuse, and he has personally taken on the growing problem of elder abuse. I can tell Chris wakes up each day trying to help us find the best ways to protect Georgians.”

“Chris is tough on crime, and he’s making it clear to criminals that they will face consequences,” said Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds. “I’ve been impressed with his hands-on leadership at every level. Chris leads by personal example.”

As Attorney General, Carr’s first and foremost job is protecting and upholding the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States.

Soon after taking office, Carr was named to the Human Trafficking Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General. Carr has backed legislation that has strengthened efforts to prosecute human traffickers and those who patronize or solicit victims of this modern-day slavery in addition to helping end online child and sex trafficking.

By applying his results-oriented style of public policy in the Attorney General’s office, Carr’s work to eradicate human trafficking, combat opioid abuse and protect older and at-risk adults is generating real results. He has launched organized efforts to help better inform Georgians of these crimes and empower them to help fight back against these harmful criminal activities where appropriate.

Carr has fought to apply the law across the board, including against so-called “sanctuary cities,” where municipalities have decided they are not interested in enforcing state and or federal laws.