Although the Democrats tried to blame Republicans for defunding law enforcement, voters know the truth. Since Black Lives Matter made their debut, the left has not only supported them but also allowed chaos to follow wherever they went. Now that 80% of Americans believe there needs to be a greater presence of police, the Democrats are changing their tune. But it’s already too late as many police have either quit or opted for early retirement. And for those that stayed, they are constantly ridiculed, threatened, and even assaulted for trying to keep the peace. Hoping to show law enforcement the love and respect they deserve, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came up with a simple solution – come work for Florida.
Giving a speech at Green Cove Springs, Governor DeSantis urged potential police to pick a state where they will be valued. “If you have a chance to do law enforcement in Florida versus some of these other jurisdictions, you’re much better off in Florida because we’ll actually stand by law enforcement.”
Sending a clear message, DeSantis also blamed “weak policies where you’re letting people out” and not “prosecuting people who are committing habitual offenses,” as the leading factors for “huge spikes in crime in many parts of the country.”
Surprisingly, even before DeSantis welcomed officers to Florida, many within law enforcement were already looking to call the Sunshine State home. Sheriff for Lee County, Carmine Marceno, said he has received requests from all over the country. “Other officers in New York and different places ask if we have any openings. They want to transfer down. No one wants to work where they’re not supported. We have some vacancies but we’re not looking to just fill a vacancy. We’re looking for the right people and we’re not going to lower the bar.”
And it isn’t just small towns being bombarded with transfer requests, Cape Coral, which is the largest city in Southwest Florida, reported the same influx of transfers. Corporal Phil Mullen said, “We have a waiting list of people we’re vetting and our hiring is constant. We’re always looking for job applications.” Mullen was also sure to bring on the pay scale that comes with being an officer, “No one is going to get rich being a law enforcement officer, but that is not why we do it.”