Career Information

Capitol Police is a uniformed patrol division with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) charged with the safety and security needs of both the legislative and executive branches of state government. This includes the enormous responsibility of protecting the security of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, members of the Cabinet, the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as those employees assigned to assist these state officials in the performance of their official duties. Capitol Police is also responsible for ensuring access to buildings and premises within the Capitol Complex, thereby providing continuous operation of the government of the state of Florida.

Capitol Police, at full staffing, consists of 89 members. There are 66 sworn law enforcement personnel, 5 security officers, 8 communication officers and 10 administrative personnel.

Capitol Police is located in Tallahassee, the Capital of the state of Florida. All law enforcement officers are assigned to Tallahassee. Capitol Police is a professional state law enforcement agency, consisting of a patrol division, and specialized units such as: Directed Patrol, Protective Operation Section, EOD, K-9, Investigations, Special Operations Team, and Honor Guard. Opportunities in specialized units are available upon completion of one-year probation.