Vaccine Mandates: DeSantis Recruits Out-Of-State Cops To Florida

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Chicago better watch out, it’s not just Indiana trying to recruit police officers that don’t want to get vaccinated to stay on the force, Florida is trying to lure cops to the Sunshine State with big bonuses. 

“What Biden’s doing is unconstitutional. He does not have the authority to do this,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said about the President’s vaccine mandates for federal employees. 

“In addition to be taking away people’s personal choices, it will wreak havoc in the economy because even if a small percentage of these folks end up losing their jobs or voluntarily walking away, you’re going to have huge disruptions in medical, in logistics, in law enforcement,” he detailed.

DeSantis said getting the vaccine is “a choice you can make,” but he wants to make sure those who don’t still have jobs if they decline to get jabbed. 

“So in Florida our policy’s very clear,” he went on. “We’re going to have a special session and we’re going to say nobody should lose their job based off these injections.”

More than 2,000 Chicago law enforcement officers are already feeling the pain as the city’s Fraternal Order of Police has filed a restraining order against the city’s mandate that requires the force to get vaxxed or tested twice weekly for COVID-19.  

The turmoil between mayor Lori Lightfoot and local cops prompted neighboring Indiana police departments to try to recruit disgruntled hold-outs. “Hey Chicago Police Officers, we’re hiring! No vaccine mandate,” Indiana State Police tweeted last week.

Florida is “actively working to recruit out of state law enforcement” and they’re upping the ante. 

“In Florida, not only are we going to want to protect the law enforcement and all the jobs, we’re actually actively working to recruit out of state law enforcement because we do have needs in our police and our sheriffs’ departments,” DeSantis 

“So in the next legislative session, I’m going to hopefully sign legislation that gives a $5,000 bonus to any out of state law enforcement that relocates in Florida,” he pitched. “If you’re not being treated well, we’ll treat you better here. You can fill important needs for us, and we’ll compensate you as a result.”



  1. To move a family of 4 from Chicago to Florida is over $20,000. Though the suggestion of a $5000 bonus sounds appealing up front, economically would not be practical.

    1. That’s BS… I moved a family of 5 from Canton Ohio.. To Memphis Tenn in 1987 and it was more like 2,000. Adjusting for inflation it would be $4,820 today. Unless of course, you plan on sitting on your butt… and letting some else do all the work!

    2. It should be worth a payment of $20,000 just to get the hell out of Chicago. Sounds like Liberal Economics has already destroyed your brain. If this is your only deterrent, and your math is that bad you should probably stay where you are. I believe you already have a case of “I expect government to take care of me”.

    3. The cost of moving a 3 bedroom house full of furniture from upstate NH to Florida is no more than $4k. I had bids for less but preferred people from Fort Lauderdale do that move. This is 2021 price.

    4. I don’t know where you are getting your costs for moving, but I know we have just gotten quotes for moving and it wasn’t that high. It depends on if you want someone to do all the work for you, or if you are willing to do some of it yourself. For us is was $5,000-$10,000. However, just getting out of Chicago would be worth it!

    5. No way-I know people who are moving from a good distance ( states) away to Florida and they are not spending that kind of money.I’d sell most everything and take what I kept in a u-haul if I had to.It’s worth it.

    6. That depends on the family and it’s willingness to destroy their loved one’s life just to keep that job????? THEIR LOVED ONE’S LIFE IS WORTH MORE THAN WHAT IT COSTS TO MOVE TO FLORIDA!

      Your estimate is way off! There are much cheaper methods of moving! We have moved four times in 15 years (state to state moves) and none of the moves cost $20,000 (or even close to the figure) and we have a full house of furniture, two vehicles and a bunch of pets!

      If there is a Will, there is a Way!

    7. It would cost upwards of$20,000 if you use a commercial moving company. If you do it yourself it’s still cheaper. Subtract that by $5,000.00. So you think no job is better than a steady job? Everyone who tells Chicago Mayor we’re moving to Florida, may tip this thing back to no more tyranny.

    8. Dane =

      You sound like a Democrat who wants everything given to him by government. The police families can handle all the mathematics that are required. AND they have permanently improved their situations.

    9. better to stay where there is no job?

      Tell us again which is impractical.

      Freeze in shitcago because there is no money for food or heat?

      Or going to the beach for Christmas?….

    10. It would in the long run Dane. Nothing is more valuable than a SAFE and happy family wirth a Govenor who cares…

    11. To move to a state with a lower cost of living,essentially no awful neighborhoods, superior education system, nicer weather…and to get a bonus? It is not intended to be moving costs. It is intended to show appreciation.

    12. Wow, Dane!! That is funny. The savings in taxes would make up the difference. Cost of living is a lot lower in Fl. Economically the move is more than feasible and practical, plus there is no Dictator to bow down to.

    13. It wouldn’t cost that much but typical for a liberal to just pick a number and say it like it’s fact. I have moved to different states and it never even came close to that. what a stupid comment.

  2. GOOD FOR DeSANTIS!!!!!!!!!! KEEP THIS STATE OPEN AND WORKING?????? NOW ALL WE NEED ARE SUPPLIES/GROCERY SHELVES FULL?????? WALMART IS A DISGRACE?????? PLUS THEIR PRICES ARE NOT THE LEAST EXPENSIVE!!!!! OOOPS!!!!!!!! THEY ARE CONTROLED BY THE DEMS/FRAUDS!!!!!!!!!

  3. OHHHHHHHHHH that’s got to hurt these radical,liberal,socialist,marxist, states.Dumbocraps are losing their voting base in every category, u just can’t fix stupid.

  4. I think that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is great. He is one of the few politicians that actually work FOR his people.

  5. My guess is that many of Chicago’s cops are single, not married, and would relish making that move especially with a $5,000 bonus! Dang! I’d move to Florida not just because I’d still have my freedom of choice, but because DeSantis STANDS UP FOR HIS PEOPLE’S RIGHTS TO CHOOSE POISONOUS VACCINE OR LIFE! He is a FIGHTER FOR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS UNLIKE “LIGHTBRAIN “ WHO LOVES CONTROLLING AND TAKING AWAY PEOPLE’S FREEDOMS!

    Florida is a 1000% better place to live than that Mafioso War Zone of Chicago where the Governor is owned by the Mob! Everyone who I know has lived in the windy city SAID THEY ARE SO GLAD THEY LEFT AND WOULD NEVER EVER MOVE BACK!!

    Ha! That’s what happens when you let a crazy Black woman run your state — people do not like her ignorant Leftist actions! Now she is going to find out what it’s like to have a miniscule police force because the majority are leaving — MUCH SMARTER THAN THE GOVERNOR ABOUT THAT NASTY KILLER VACCINE!

    Keep it up Governor Lightbrain and YOU will have to be both Governor and Police force because your idiot demands forced them to go elsewhere for work!! Tsk tsk!

    Illinois residents: isn’t it time to elect another SMARTER GOVERNOR??!!??

    1. But she would probably be reelected. Once a big city is poisoned by stupid voters, it never seems to change. Baltimore…Detroit…Chicago…keep going.

  6. WOW! This should make a lot of Police decide to relocate to the Sunshine State. Thanks Governor DeSantis for your courage and forethought. Let’s go Brandon!

  7. It is a good deal when you have to put food on the table no matter the moving cost, if you want to stay in your profession without being a experimental pin cushion.
    Unfortunately you have to get re-established.
    It’s so sad that first responders have to flee their states.
    Sounds just like the civil war days, when people had to flee the Demoncratic slave states for the Union run by Honest Abe, who the dem’s assassinated.

  8. Even MORE reason for me to retire in the Sunshine state!!!! Bring them on DeSantis! And a whole lot of New Yorkers will be relocating to Florida!!!
    Kudo’s to a great Govenor!

  9. They’re not all perfect and need thorough vetting. A few months ago, Miami hired the Houston Police Chief and they’ve already fired him. Turns out he was a poor cop and a poor leader.

    1. Well, ‘Houston’ is the key word there. One of a few blue cities in Texas. He was supposed to be a Plant for the D’Marxists.

  10. Good for Governor Ron De Santis. Imagine if all 50 States were run like this? Mind you Governor Kristie Noem is also a good Governor and doesnt try and control people. No one has the right to force these bio weapons on humanity especially with all the deaths, infertility’s, heart attacks, strokes, and in the future these people who had the jab wont have any immunity to other illnesses. The goal of the Cabal is to remove our God given DNA, and control us through passports similar to Nazi Germany . No never give in to these corrupt cabal communists Never! God gave us 10 Commandments to live by and HE gave us Free Choice

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