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Police officers will be sent to Miami Beach and other popular spring break spots in Florida

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Gov. Ron DeSantis is sending 140 state troopers all over Florida, including Miami Beach, to stop spring break violence. This decision comes after two deadly shootings in Miami Beach last spring break, leading to an emergency and a midnight curfew for college students on vacation. More than 40 troopers will be sent to Miami Beach, as per the city’s mayor.

DeSantis mentioned on Tuesday, “We’re here to help our local communities keep things in order. We want people to enjoy the state, but we also expect everyone to follow the law.”

The troopers will work with 17 law enforcement agencies, and a team of 24 troopers will be ready in Bay, Volusia, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. They will help with crowd control, DUI checkpoints, license plate readers, and directing traffic, according to the governor.

Miami City Commission recently approved several security measures for March, such as checkpoints at beach entrances, license plate readers at specific spots, more DUI inspections, and increased law enforcement presence from Miami and nearby areas.

Miami Beach Mayor Steven Meiner said, “We’ll have 45 Florida Troopers on our streets in the next few weeks.” The city also warned spring breakers through a YouTube video titled “Miami Beach Is Breaking Up With Spring Break.” A midnight curfew was implemented last year and in 2022 after two shootings injured five people.

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