Panama City, FL –
TAMPA (WFLA) – Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that the state will offer additional law enforcement services to help secure the southern border.
The announcement was made at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a joint letter to the governors of the other 48 states asking them to send additional law enforcement personnel and resources to help patrol their states’ borders with Mexico.
“The US border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” Governor Ron DeSantis said. “The Biden administration has ended policies implemented by President Trump that reduced illegal immigration, securing our border and keeping Americans safe. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently appealed for help to all states across the country in need of more law enforcement personnel and other resources to help keep borders secure. I am proud to announce today that the State of Florida is answering the call. Florida supports you.
Florida is the first state to aid both Texas and Arizona.
According to US Customs and Border Protection, last month more than 180,000 illegal immigrants were caught attempting to enter along the southwest border.
The following sheriff’s offices and law enforcement agencies have already committed to sending assistance:
- Florida Highway Patrol
- Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Bay County Sheriff’s Office
- Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
- Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
- Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
- Holmes County Sheriff’s Office
- Lee County Sheriff’s Office
- Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
- Pasco County Sheriff’s Office
- Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office
- Walton County Sheriff’s Office
DeSantis said that currently no exact role has been assigned to Florida law enforcement, but was told it would be for a minimum of 16 days.
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