Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has now officially embarked on tour around the country to meet and greet police officers and promote tougher crime prevention standards.
DeSantis will go to New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago, where he will allegedly promote his own work in Florida in terms of law enforcement.
DeSantis will kick off his visit Monday morning by meeting with police officers and law enforcement union officials at a restaurant on Staten Island, a red-leaning municipality.
The governor will then go to Fort Washington, a Philadelphia suburb, and Elmhurst, Illinois, near Chicago, to meet with sheriffs, chiefs of police, and other local law enforcement officials, according to his campaign staff.
The celebration on Monday will be attended by Paul DiGiacomo, head of New York City’s Detectives’ Endowment Association.
He told Fox News Digital that New York’s bail reform statute, which eliminated cash bail requirements for many felony prosecutions, had put police enforcement in jeopardy.
DeSantis is anticipated to highlight his work in Florida to help law enforcement and combat crime, where he has sponsored legislation to enhance bail regulations, toughen punishments for sex crimes, and other anti-crime initiatives.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement declared at the end of 2022 that the state’s crime rate had dropped 8% from 2021, making it the state’s lowest crime rate in 50 years.