Florida Moves to Implement New Pro-Police Measures


These measures comprise $5,000 signing bonuses for new law enforcement hires, whether they’re already in Florida or relocating to Florida; the additional measures entail hiring programs to make transitions to Florida easier for police officers and a scholarship plan for law enforcement members.

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While announcing these proposals, DeSantis made it very clear that Florida backs the blue. The Republican governor furthermore declared that Florida will work to increase, not lessen, the morale of police officers.

It goes without saying that having more police officers in Florida will maintain and increase public safety in the Sunshine State. Areas that have defunded the police also learned that fewer police officers means the erosion of public safety.

Response from the law enforcement community

DeSantis’ measures will be taken up during Florida’s forthcoming legislative assembly. However, these proposals already garnered positive feedback from the law enforcement community.

According to Lakeland Police Department official Hans Lehman, the aforementioned measures will boost hiring rates. This is especially critical, Lehman noted, seeing as there have been struggles with getting people into presently available positions.