Police Swarm To Florida In Response To Gov. DeSantis’s Invitation
Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that police officers from other states who are in jeopardy of losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates are “already coming down” to Florida to accept his proposed bonus for law enforcement officers.
“We are a law and order state,” DeSantis said in an interview. “I think we will have the strongest – we have one of the strongest already – but we will be the number one state to be a law enforcement officer anywhere in the country.”
“They are already coming down,” DeSantis continued.
DeSantis announced Sunday that he is trying to pass legislation that will give a $5,000 bonus to law enforcement personnel choosing to relocate to Florida
He said that as soon as the Florida legislature approves the bill for $5,000 bonuses into law, police officers will “beat down the door to come to Florida.”
States around the country have imposed vaccine mandates that could cost law enforcement officers their jobs. Florida is not the only state inviting police officers opposing the mandates to join them. The Indiana State Police has invited all Chicago police officers who refuse to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate to come to their state.
Republican Indiana Sen. Mike Braun said he would help connect Chicago police officers to an Indiana police department.