Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Sunday he hopes to sign legislation that awards $5,000 bo-nuses to out-of-state law enforcement who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in violation of local vaccine mandates and move to Florida to work there instead.

On Monday DeSantis clarified that the $5,000 bonus for officers moving to Florida is not just for unvaccinated LEOs.

DeSantis said in an interview with Fox News that the state is "actively working to recruit" officers from outside of Florida to fill needs in police and sheriff's departments, and he welcomes law enforcement personnel who risk losing their jobs for defying city and state COVID-19 vaccine requirements, CBS News reports.

"In the next legislative session, I'm going to hopefully sign legislation that gives a $5,000 bonus to any out of state law enforcement that relocates in Florida," he told Fox News. "NYPD, Minneapolis, Seattle, if you're not being treated well, we'll treat you better here: you fill important needs for us, and we'll compensate you as a result."

 

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