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Ron DeSantis: Florida Surpasses 600 Bonuses Distributed to New Law Enforcement Recruits

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than 600 bonuses have been awarded to newly employed law enforcement recruits since the launch of the Florida Law Enforcement Recruitment Bonus Program. Florida’s first-of-its-kind program awards a...

Marco Rubio Continues Fight for New Home Loan Program for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Teachers

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., doubled down on his support of “a new home loan assistance program that makes homeownership more accessible to first responders, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics...

Ashley Moody Looks to Recruit Law Enforcement Officers in Florida

Following Gov. Ron DeSantis signing legislation providing moving bonuses for law enforcement officers (LEO) nationwide to relocate to Florida, this week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody showcased her LEO recruitment efforts. Moody’s Be A Florida...

Ron DeSantis Showcases ‘Florida’s Heroes’ Initiative of Offering Relief Checks to First Responders

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis joined Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces to present them one-time relief checks beginning to be distributed through the ‘Florida’s Heroes’ initiative. This initiative is an opportunity to recognize law...

Florida Congressmen Want New Home Loan Program for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Teachers

Similar to the VA Home Loan Program, the HELPER Act eliminates the requirements for a down payment and a monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP),” Rutherford’s office noted. 

John Rutherford Brings Back Bill to Crack Down on Criminals Targeting Law Enforcement Officers

In recent years, Rutherford, the former sheriff of Duval County, has been championing the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”

Ashley Moody: Attacks Against Law Enforcement Officers Rising in Florida

Violent attacks against law enforcement officers are on the rise. So far this year, 11 Florida law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty compared to two line-of-duty deaths during the same time period last year. More than half of the deaths are attributed to violent attacks on officers.

John Rutherford Helps Relaunch the House Law Enforcement Caucus on Capitol Hill

Rutherford and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, will lead the group which was originally formed in 1994. According to Rutherford’s office, the caucus will “serve as a clearinghouse for information and grants, and a sounding board for ideas addressing the law enforcement community.”

Ashley Moody: 2021 Off to a Rough Start With Seven Police Officers Dying in...

During January and February of 2020, two Florida officers lost their lives. During the same time period this year, seven officers were killed—two by gunfire; two by vehicular assault; one in a patrol car accident; and two after contracting COVID-19.
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Florida Black Lives Matter Supporters: Our Protests Treated Differently than Mob that Stormed the...

Ben Frazier, the president of the Jacksonville Northside Coalition, said there was a difference in how BLM protesters and the pro-Trump mob were treated by police. Five people, including a police officer, were killed in last week’s violence. 

John Rutherford Helps Pass Proposal to Have Law Enforcement Work Closer With Mental Health...

Rutherford, who rose to serve as sheriff of Duval County, said his background in law enforcement helped lead him to support the bill.

Law Enforcement Across Florida Honor Fallen Officers in September

The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) and the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) announced on Tuesday that they are designating the month of September to honor the service and sacrifice of Florida law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2020, including those who have succumbed to COVID-19 while protecting our communities, and raise awareness of the specific ongoing threat to officers from the COVID-19 virus.