Law Enforcement Recruitment and First Responder Recognition


"The main reasons I relocated to the State of Florida was for the quality of life and the backing for law enforcement professionals. The 5,000 dollar bonus did take some of the stress from moving from up north down to Florida. The bonus helped with renting the U-Haul and other little necessities along the way.”

Joe, Longboat Key Police Department, relocated from Maryland

“After working in the NYPD for 17 years, I began to feel as if the city I served no longer supported my efforts. I decided to look into relocating my family and practicing law enforcement elsewhere. I began the process for my transition to the Clermont Police Department long before the law enforcement sign on bonus was offered. I was relieved by the news of this bonus as It carried a message that was very reassuring- law enforcement were welcome and embraced here in the state of Florida!...My family and I are grateful for this blessing as it has made us feel welcome and has affirmed our decision to move.”

Davey, Clermont Police Department, relocated from New York

"When I decided I no longer wanted to live in NJ, there were many factors that played into the move. Including career decisions, life goals, and most importantly the schooling curriculum up north. I no longer wanted to work in a state that did not support law enforcement and could not handle the way the school systems were changing their curriculum for my kids. Ultimately, moving to Florida was a decision to better not only myself and my career but to give my family a better life… Having a Governor that genuinely cares for his states first responders is something I was not used to working in NJ for the last 9 years. It really makes it easier when you know the work you do on a daily basis is actually appreciated at the highest level. I look forward to my career in the City of Clermont and being a resident of this great State.”

Jason, Clermont Police Department, relocated from New Jersey



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