About Capitol Police

As state law enforcement officers, the mission of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Capitol Police is to serve the safety and security needs of both the legislative and executive branches of state government. Capitol Police serve as a specially trained and highly effective security and law enforcement agency serving the Capitol Complex and Capitol Circle Office Center (CCOC). It shall be the primary responsibility of the Capitol Police to protect the security of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the members of the Cabinet, and the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and those employees assigned to assist such state officials in the performance of their official duties.

The safety and security of the employees of the Capitol Complex and the Capital
Circle Office Center is our priority.

To learn more about the history of the Capitol Police, please visit our History section.

About the Director

Capitol Police Director Mark Glass

In November 2019, Jeffrey “Mark” Glass was appointed director of Capitol Police by FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen.   Director Glass joined FDLE in 2015 as the director of the Office of Statewide Intelligence. In 2017, he was selected to serve as deputy director of Capitol Police. 
 
Prior to joining FDLE, he served as the director of security for the Florida Lottery overseeing multiple law enforcement functions, including investigations, intelligence, forensics, mutual aid and physical security.
 
Director Glass graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy and served as a state trooper in Florida and a criminal investigator for the state of Texas. He has been a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council.
 
He formerly served as the lead Office of Intelligence and Analysis representative to Florida, where he was the Department of Homeland Security representative to the State of Florida, Executive Office of the Governor, Florida Legislature, and Homeland Security adviser through the Florida Fusion Center. He also served as a senior intelligence analyst supporting the National Operations Center and the Chief Intelligence Officer.
 
With over 29 years of combined federal and state service, Director Glass has served as a law enforcement officer, military officer, national intelligence officer, federal civilian supervisor and senior executive. He has served as an aviator for the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Army National Guard and District of Columbia Army National Guard and also served in the U.S. Army Reserve. 

Director Glass holds a bachelor of science degree in criminology from Florida State University and an associate of arts degree from Northwest Florida State College.