Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that more than 3,350 bonuses in total have been awarded to new recruits and officers who have moved to Florida under an ongoing program.
Each bonus is $5,000 after taxes, bringing the total amount awarded through the Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Program to more than $22.5 million, Florida's Voice reports.
“With a national lack of support for the important work law enforcement officers do daily, Florida has stood up for what is right,” DeSantis said.
Of the 3,350 officers, 915 moved to Florida from out-of-state.
Law enforcement officers from all 50 states and two U.S. territories have moved to Florida or joined the profession since the launch of the program, according to the governor.
In addition to a $5,000 recruitment bonus, the benefits of becoming a Florida law enforcement officer include financial stability, upward mobility, health and retirement benefits, student loan forgiveness programs, home loan programs and more, DeSantis’ office said.