(RepublicanPress.org) – Numerous law enforcement officers around the country have been suffering from low morale recently, and others are resigning and retiring in the wake of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis found a way to help recently unemployed officers while also aiding residents at the same time.
On October 24, DeSantis told “Fox News Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo Florida was “actively working” to hire out-of-state law enforcement officials. As he explained, the state would not only protect the rights of police officers but also ensure they meet the personnel needs in the state’s police and sheriffs’ offices.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced plans to offer unvaccinated officers $5,000 bonuses to relocate to Florida and join the police force. https://t.co/E6jB6aduxs
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) October 25, 2021
DeSantis explained that he intends to push lawmakers to pass a measure providing a one-time $5,000 signing bonus to any out-of-state law enforcement official who relocates to the Sunshine State.
Then, turning his attention to viewers, DeSantis singled out law officers in the New York Police Department, Minneapolis, and Seattle. He told them that if they weren’t being treated well at home, Florida would “…treat [them] better here.” He added that if officers “fill important needs” for Florida, they would be compensated.
His office also clarified after the interview that his offer would extend not only to unvaccinated police officers, but any and all cops interested in relocating due to mistreatment or low morale.
DeSantis plans to introduce his bill during an upcoming special legislative session to pass a measure banning private companies from enforcing COVID-19 vaccine mandates. It remains unclear when that session might occur, but DeSantis said he hoped it would take place in November.
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