Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Wednesday made a nationwide pitch to law enforcement officers to relocate to Tennessee and join the state’s law enforcement agency.
In the video, Lee detailed the benefits of moving to the state for officers who live in Democrat-controlled states like New York and California.
Furthermore, the governor promised the state would help with the costs associated with moving to Tennessee.
“There are many highly skilled law enforcement personnel who want to work in a state that doesn’t get in the middle of personal health decisions yet also provides for a wonderful quality of life,” said Gov. Lee. “As we’ve ramped up efforts to get more state troopers on the road, we want these men and women to consider Tennessee and we will assist with their relocation expenses.”
In addition to a low cost of living and no state income tax, Lee touted the freedoms of the state and promised the officers would “be given our full support and respect.”
The Tennessee Highway Patrol also offers job-specific perks: full benefits package, a self-issued vehicle, complimentary uniforms and equipment, and paid training academy fees.
“The Tennessee Highway Patrol is a national leader in law enforcement and is internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies,” added Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Jeff Long. “We look forward to connecting with men and women who have served in various law enforcement capacities and showing them what THP has to offer.”
Other Republican-led states have made similar offers to law enforcement officers. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis is considering a move that would award a $5,000 bonus to any out-of-state police that opt to relocate to the state.
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