Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the state has donated 25 Florida Highway Patrol vehicles to the Puerto Rico Police Department to support law enforcement needs and Hurricane Maria recovery. The 25 vehicles were out of circulation and ready for surplus before they were donated. Per the state’s replacement criteria, FHP law enforcement vehicles may be taken out of circulation when they reach 80,000 miles or are eight years old.
This announcement is part of a continued commitment from the state of Florida to assist Puerto Rico as it recovers from the impacts of Hurricane Maria. In November, 50 FHP troopers were deployed to Puerto Rico for one month to assist the Puerto Rico Police Department with security operations and traffic control needs.
“The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to continue assisting the Puerto Rico Police Department following Hurricane Maria,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “These donated vehicles are another way Florida is supporting the people of Puerto Rico in their recovery.”