Like police labor organizations around the nation, PLEA is a politically active organization. As the largest police organization in the state, political candidates will often seek PLEA’s endorsement when running for office. PLEA does not give endorsements lightly and many factors are considered before endorsing a candidate. At a minimum, candidates must meet with and be vetted by PLEA’s legislative liaison. In many instances candidates will meet with and be vetted by the PLEA Board. Party affiliations are not the most important factor. PLEA looks to see which candidates have worked well with police labor in the past as well as which candidates are in touch with issues important to the organization and show promise for having positive working relationships in the future.