Law enforcement pay

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is seeking $30 million to recruit new law-enforcement officers from across the country in the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which will start in July.

TALLAHASSEE — After distributing more than $6.2 million to recruit new law-enforcement officers from across the country since July 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration is seeking $30 million to continue the effort next year.

The proposal is part of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s funding requests for the 2023-2024 fiscal year, which will start in July. Lawmakers will consider the requests during the legislative session that will begin March 7.

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