Special Agent Employment

FDLE Special Agents are sworn officers with statewide authority to investigate and enforce Florida’s criminal laws. Special Agents assist the state’s criminal justice community by providing a variety of services including: identifying and investigating organized and multi-jurisdictional crimes; enhancing domestic security preparedness; collecting and disseminating criminal intelligence information; investigating public corruption; seizing illegally obtained assets; dismantling drug trafficking organizations; assisting in locating missing children; and providing protective services to Florida’s Governor and other dignitaries.

To be eligible for a law enforcement position, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen; at least 19 years of age; of good moral character; possess and maintain throughout employment a valid Florida driver’s license; possess a high school diploma/GED; and not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement.

FDLE Special Agents must be willing to accept assignment anywhere in the state of Florida upon appointment. The applicant’s office of preference will be considered depending on the needs of the Department.

Benefits: In addition to promotional and training opportunities provided by FDLE, the State of Florida offers employees a comprehensive benefits program which includes:

  • Choice of Health and Medical Benefit Plans
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Dental, Vision, Cancer, Disability, Life)
  • Contributory Retirement Plans
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP)
  • Criminal Justice Incentive Pay
  • Tuition Free Education Plan
  • Equipment/Automobile Provided
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Annual Leave, Sick Leave, and Paid Holidays

Salary: Applicants who do not currently possess certification as a Law Enforcement Officer in Florida will be hired at 5% below the base salary. Upon successful completion of the Florida Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training Program and achieving a passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination, applicants will receive an increase to the starting base rate of pay.