Cabinet Recognizes FDLE Members for Outstanding Service

Three members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were honored today with resolutions from Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet. Special Agent Tammy Roane, Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst Karen Nobles, and Art Editor Saeedeh Posey were duly recognized for their exemplary efforts in 2006.

Special Agent (SA) Roane was selected as FDLE's 'Special Agent of the Year' as a result of her outstanding investigative efforts. One of SA Roane's many accomplishments in 2006 included her work on a six-month joint investigation into a cocaine trafficking organization in Southeast Florida with ties to a local gang. SA Roane's work resulted in the arrest of 42 individuals and the seizure of 320 grams of crack cocaine, 595 grams of cocaine powder, and nearly $200,000. SA Roane is with FDLE's Ft. Pierce Field Office and has served with FDLE since 2002.

Senior Crime Laboratory Analyst (SCLA) Nobles was named FDLE's 'Forensic Scientist of the Year' for her exemplary performance as a Questioned Document and Latent Print Examiner in FDLE's Pensacola Crime Laboratory. One noteworthy case that SCLA Nobles analyzed involved a bomb threat at a high school in Holmes County. SCLA Nobles examined 100 handwriting samples to make a comparison to the handwritten threat. As a result of her analysis, two individuals were identified as the authors of the threatening notes and subsequently arrested. SCLA Nobles is one of approximately 400 document examiners nationwide and is often called to testify as an expert witness in state, federal, and military court. SCLA Nobles has been a member of FDLE for 17 years.

Art Editor Saeedeh Posey was given the 'Commissioner's Award' for exceptional performance in the department's Business Support Program. As the sole graphic artist within the department, Posey is charged with designing and producing the agency's publications, including brochures, newsletters, posters, and annual reports. Despite frequently working under tight deadlines and balancing competing priorities, Posey has consistently demonstrated creative talents as well as the ability to produce professional products that embody the spirit of the agency. The Commissioner's Award gives special recognition to an unsung hero whose performances are outstanding, yet sometimes low profile in the department. Posey joined FDLE in 2000.

FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey accompanied these three FDLE members when they received their resolutions during the Cabinet meeting at the state Capitol.

For more information, contact:

Heather Smith or Kristen Perezluha
FDLE Public Information Office
(850) 410-7001