A Florida Lawmaker Introduced Legislation to Remove Traffic Enforcement From Police

By Meg O’Connor

Read the full article from The Appeal, here.

Under Hardy’s proposal, each city and county in Florida would be required to create a Public Safety Department by July 1, 2023. The department would have distinct operational divisions with different public safety functions, including law enforcement, traffic enforcement, crisis response and intervention, and emergency call answering and dispatch. The bill also seeks to hire civilian crisis responders.

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