Penalty Guidelines

When an officer is found in violation of Section 943.13(4), F.S., the Commission shall revoke the officer’s certification.

If the officer is found in violation of Section 943.13(7), F.S., the Commission, pursuant to Section 943.1395 (7), F.S., has the authority to impose one or more of the following penalties:

  • Revocation of certification

  • Suspension of certification not to exceed two (2) years; or

  • Placement on probationary status not to exceed two (2) years, subject to terms and conditions imposed by the Commission. Upon violation of such terms or conditions, the Commission may revoke certification or impose additional penalties as listed here; or

  • Successful completion of any Commission-approved Basic Recruit Training Program, Advanced or Career Development Training, or retraining deemed appropriate by the Commission; or

  • Issue a reprimand

The Penalty Guidelines for specific moral character violations are established in Rule 11B-27.005(5), F.A.C.

An overview of these guidelines follows -
If evidence does not exist to prove the case, the Commission may "no-cause," the case.

Rule 11B-27.005(7), F.A.C., authorizes the Commission to impose a penalty within the established Penalty Guidelines unless grounds for a penalty outside the guidelines can be justified, which is based on either aggravating or mitigating circumstances detailed in Rule 11B-27.005(6), F.A.C.

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FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.