Monday the International Brotherhood of Police Officers local 673 announced their endorsement of Chris Harvey for Sheriff of Hamilton County.

The announcement reads:

The International Brotherhood of Police Officers local 673 board went to great lengths in getting the input from our membership regarding which candidate to endorse for sheriff.  Specifically, we held forums in which you (along with others) came and spoke, we sent out surveys to the city and county membership, and had lengthy discussions at and in between the meetings.

It is our pleasure to congratulate you as being the membership's choice for endorsement.  We wish you well in the rest of your journey and look forward to working with you in the future.  

Harvey currently serves as a supervisor in the Internal Affairs division of the Hamilton Count Sheriff's Office.

Harvey's opponent is also his boss, current Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond.

The primary election is scheduled for May 6.