Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Program


In 2003, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) developed the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy (FLEAA). This academy is the first of its kind in the nation. Analysts learn criminal and intelligence analysis skills that are used by law enforcement and other emergency responders to successfully prevent crime and conduct complex investigations as well as a variety of other complex analytical skills. 

In 2004, FDLE developed a 40-hour Florida Basic Analyst Training (FBAT) course. This course was designed to train newly and recently hired analysts in the field of law enforcement analysis. The course offered instruction blocks that lay the groundwork for their career in criminal or intelligence analysis.

During 2005, FDLE developed a new course Computer Applications and Analytical Techniques (CAAT) which was a 40-hour course designed to train analysts in using computer applications to conduct investigative analysis. The Basic and Computer courses served as training "stepping stones" and were required to be completed prior to attendance in the Academy.

In January 2009, both the FBAT and CAAT classes were re-designed into the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training I and Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training II (FLEAT). These courses address skills that are necessary for a law enforcement analyst and are requirements for attending the Academy. 

The first Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Training (CLEAT) seminar was held September 14 – 16, 2011 in Orlando. One hundred-eleven certified analysts from 63 local and state law enforcement agencies (including 26 FDLE members) participated in the 3-day seminar. Training was offered on a variety of advanced analytical topics including Geographic Profiling, Intelligence-led Policing, Threshold Analysis, Open Source Intelligence, Social Networking, Facial Recognition, Fraudulent Document Identification, Sovereign Citizens, and advanced computer skills.

In May 2017 a decision was made to postpone future deliveries of FLEAA and the FLEAT courses, until a review could be completed on all curriculum and processes. The current analyst academy board members and subject matter experts were pulled together to discuss and determine what changes should be made to both programs for improvement. This new committee was given the direction to vet a critical thinking course for inclusion in the academy. Additionally the committee was tasked with continuing the critical thinking concept throughout the academy. In order to accomplish this task, the delivery method will be changed for FLEAA and FLEAT programs. There will no longer be a FLEAT I and II, this course has been revised and is now a 5 day course to be held over the course of one week. 

If you are interested in attending, please visit the Application page to submit your application. Applicants will be notified, if approved to attend, as soon as the selection process is completed. If an applicant is not selected they must apply for the next class to be considered. Application processes will be held twice a year, March/April and July/August.

Please also visit the FAQ page should you have any additional questions about the program.