Gov. DeSantis talks about law and order and spring break visitors in Miami Beach

Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about spring breakers and law and order during a press conference in Miami Beach. Credit: WINK

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press conference regarding law and order during spring break in Miami Beach.

FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass, Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Dave Kerner, and Miami Beach Mayor Steven Meiner joined DeSantis during the press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

DeSantis began the press conference by stating that springbreakers are welcome to visit Florida as long their intentions are not to create havoc.

He then continued to mention how law enforcement and support were needed to help reinforce order during spring break.

DeSantis then announced that 60 additional state troopers have been deployed in South Florida to help maintain the status quo in the Miami Beach area.

Curfews, bag checks and uniformed police officers will patrol the beaches to increase public safety.

DeSantis said while the beginning of March will not see many spring break visitors, the influx of people visiting is expected to increase throughout the month.

“I want to thank the FHP and FDLE for what they have done to prepare our local communities,” said DeSantis.

DeSantis then shifted to Miami Beach Mayor Steven Meiner, who thanked DeSantis for his visit and his commitment to law and order.

Meiner then continued to champion the notion of law and order while recounting instances of where heavy law enforcement has made the Miami-Dade area better to live in.

Kerner was the next person to speak.

Kerner announced that the FLHSMV will have a state-wide footprint with a presence in 17 communities to help combat the influx of spring breakers.

FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass then took over the podium.

Glass said state troopers will be on standby to assist Miami Beach law enforcement.

DeSantis then concluded the conference, thanking the state law enforcement working to help maintain law and order throughout the state.

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