New law enforcement officers in Florida could eventually receive a $5,000 signing bonus.
Speaking in Lakeland on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a sweeping proposal to recruit and retain law enforcement officers in the Sunshine State.
Part of the plan includes a $5,000 signing bonus for law enforcement officers who are new to Florida, including those who have recently entered the profession, along with veteran officers from other states who are relocating here, WPTV reports.
Under the proposal, Florida would cover the cost of the State Officer Certification Exam, as well as any necessary training programs up to $1,000 for out-of-state officers.
The governor is asking the Florida Legislature to take up the funding plan during next year's Legislative Session, which is slated to run from Jan. 11 to March 11.