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The Capitol Police Communications Section is a 24/7 operation which is responsible for answering and initiating all calls for police and security services at the Capitol Complex and other facilities within the Capitol Circle Office Center (CCOC).

Duty officers assigned to the Communications Center monitor numerous surveillance and camera systems, and fire and intrusion alarm systems, as well as door access systems for the Capitol Building, Holland Building, Pepper Building, and the Capital Circle Office Center (CCOC).

The Communications Center provides continuous communications between the duty officers, law enforcement, and security officers while on their patrols, as well as providing access to FCIC/NCIC inquiries. The Communications Center duty officers receive and handle several hundred calls per day from citizens and state employees requesting information or assistance.

For more information, please contact Captain David Bullard at (850) 414-8884 or DavidBullard@fdle.state.fl.us


Directed Patrol

Capitol Police employed the use of bikes with the Directed Patrol Team to advance community policing and to increase visibility at the State Capitol Complex and the Capital Circle Office Center in Tallahassee. Officers on bikes allow for quicker responses to emergencies and allow officers to disrupt crimes in progress with a stealthy approach. Officers on bikes have much easier access to congested areas than officers in motor vehicles and can cover a larger area in a shorter amount of time than officers on foot. In some situations, bike patrols have proven to be more cost-effective than motor vehicles and, in most instances, the bikes replace motor vehicles for patrol as much as eight hours per day or longer. The Directed Patrol Team attends special events at both the State Capitol Complex and the Capital Circle Office Center and has performed demonstrations at youth bicycle rodeos sponsored by local civic groups.

For more information, please contact Sergeant Brittany Clark at (850) 756-0958 or BrittanyClark@fdle.state.fl.us



The Capitol Police Patrol Section is comprised of men and women who are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for elected officials, state employees and visitors to the Capitol and its associated buildings.

These men and women provide law enforcement and security services by providing a uniformed presence to the Capitol Building, Holland Building, Pepper Building and the Capital Circle Office Center (CCOC). These services are delivered through active and directed patrols, security checkpoints, and random inspections.

For more information, please contact Lieutenant James Horton at (850) 413-0140 or JamesHorton@fdle.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

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.