NYPD Officers Flee New York for Better Opportunities in Florida Police Department

NYPD Officers Flee New York for Better Opportunities in Florida Police Department


Police officers are leaving the New York City Police Department and joining the police department in Lakeland, Florida, as officers say they are better received in the Florida community.

The New York Post reported that 14 officers have fled the NYPD for the Lakeland Police Department in the past year.

Lakeland embarked on a campaign months ago to recruit NYPD officers through social media. In April, the department sent a group to recruit officers in Times Square, the Post reports.

One officer who made the transition to the Lakeland Police Department spoke of his experience with recruiters in Times Square in a September press conference with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R).

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