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Florida Adding More Police to Popular Spring Break Travel Destinations

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by Donald Wood
Last updated: 1:25 PM ET, Tue March 5, 2024

As travelers prepare for Spring Break, Florida
Governor Ron DeSantis announced the increased implementation of law enforcement
personnel and assets to help keep law and order over the coming weeks.

Governor DeSantis revealed that the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) and Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) will aid local police in
popular Spring Break destinations, including Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, and
Panama City Beach.

In total, 17 law enforcement agencies across Florida have
requested a total of 140 state troopers to be deployed to their jurisdictions
to assist with Spring
. In addition, FHP will activate 24 Quick Response Troopers in Bay,
Volusia, Broward, and Dade counties.

“Florida may be popular for spring break, but it is
inhospitable to criminal activity,” Governor DeSantis said. “Florida does not
tolerate lawlessness and chaos.”

“I am directing state law enforcement agencies to provide
additional personnel and assets to local entities to ensure that they have the
resources they need to keep the peace over Spring Break,” DeSantis continued. 

One spring break tourism hotspot, Miami Beach, has already launched
a campaign
to better control the massive crowds that flock to the city each
year. In an effort to “Break Up” with recent violence and disruptive behavior, city
officials are implementing monthlong security measures.

Police will be out in force, enforcing curfews, parking restrictions,
early beach closures, DUI checkpoints and bag searches at the beach, while also
stepping up arrests for drug possession and violence.

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