Sharice for Congress Releases New Ad: ‘Safe’
Ad Features Former Overland Park Police Chief Highlighting Davids’ Commitment to Keeping Kansans Safe
Today, Sharice for Congress released its next TV ad of 2022, “Safe,” featuring 41-year veteran of the Overland Park Police Department and former Overland Park Chief of Police, John Douglass. The ad highlights Rep. Sharice Davids’ commitment to keeping Kansans safe and her record of working across the aisle to support local law enforcement.
“Everyone should feel safe in our community, and that’s why I’ve worked closely with local law enforcement and first responders to get them the resources they need, from upgrading equipment to hiring more mental and behavioral health professionals,” said Davids. “The Third District wants an independent representative who is going to stay focused on the issues that matter and work together to get things done. I will always be that leader for Kansas.”
“I know what law enforcement needs to keep people safe, and trust me, Sharice Davids has law enforcement’s back,” says former Overland Park Chief of Police John Douglass in the ad. “Voting for equipment and training, plus hundreds of new officers to keep violent criminals off the streets. Congresswoman Davids has kept us safe. Anyone who says different is just making things up.”
Rep. Davids has voted to pass bipartisan legislation that increased funding for state and local law enforcement agencies in 2019 and 2020. She has also supported crucial funding to promote mental health crisis response, and helped secure nearly $250,000 for the Overland Park Police Department to expand their crisis response team last year. Additionally, Rep. Davids met with federal, state, and local law enforcement about the fentanyl crisis in our community—then, based on their suggestions and experience, she took bipartisan action to improve technology at the border and provide resources to purchase life-saving naloxone.