Attorney General Ashley Moody Press Release
VIDEO: Attorney General Moody Continues Law Enforcement Recruitment Efforts with Addition of New LEO Benefits
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Following Governor Ron DeSantis signing legislation providing moving bonuses for law enforcement officers nationwide to relocate to Florida, Attorney General Ashley Moody is continuing her LEO recruiting efforts . Attorney General Moody’s Be A Florida Hero resources highlight law enforcement career opportunities in state agencies, as well as the benefits of serving in the Sunshine State. In partnership with law enforcement associations, new content and resources will be posted online and distributed so that agencies across the state can help reach job seekers looking to relocate to Florida. Additionally, Attorney General Moody will be reaching out to these future Florida heroes directly via social media this week.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Florida is the most pro-law enforcement state in the nation, and we continue to earn that title, most recently with the passage and signing of new legislation to improve officer recruitment and retention. Anyone with a heart for service and the courage to wear a badge should check out our comprehensive recruiting resources to find law enforcement career opportunities throughout our state. Discover them on
BeAfloridaHero.comand you could help us build a stronger, safer Florida.
Recently signed into law by Governor DeSantis, HB 3 provides law enforcement agencies with additional tools to strengthen the recruitment and retention of qualified officers. The new law:
- Creates the Florida Law Enforcement Recruiting Bonus Program which provides one-time bonus payments of up to $5,000 to newly hired law enforcement officers;
- Forms the Florida Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship Program that covers tuition, fees, and up to $1,000 of eligible educational expenses for interns in a basic recruit training program. ‘law application; and
- Allows certified officers who move to Florida a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for equivalency training costs.
Also included are raises for sheriff’s deputies and other training and childcare benefits for Florida law enforcement officers.
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Seeing the struggles in the profession and the lack of support in other states for law enforcement, Attorney General Moody launched Be A Florida Hero last year to help various law enforcement agencies promote career opportunities open in Florida. The recruiting initiative includes an online tool that consolidates open law enforcement positions across the state into one easy-to-search location. The site includes an interactive map that potential recruits can explore to see exactly where vacancies are. The program is designed to allow job seekers, especially those from outside state borders, to search and apply for openings in Florida.
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In recognition of the additional resources secured for Florida’s newest law enforcement officers, Attorney General Moody will take to social media this week to highlight helpful materials for those looking to become a Florida hero. Follow by visiting Attorney General Moody’s Twitter page at