30 graduate from FDLE Special Agent Training

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Thirty proud members of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Training Class 35 graduated and took the oath of office in ceremonies held on Thursday, Sept. 3 in Tallahassee.  

“Today is a proud day for FDLE,” said Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “Not only are we able to welcome this outstanding group of newly sworn special agents to our FDLE family, but we also celebrate the collaboration of our training efforts and commitment to FDLE’s fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.”

The men and women in the class, many of whom are already law enforcement officers with years of experience, were offered 104 blocks of instruction, on 47 topic areas, over eight weeks which involved academic and tactical training to prepare them for FDLE’s many responsibilities. 

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.

We congratulate the Special Agent Training Class graduates and welcome them to the FDLE family.

For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information 
(850) 410-7001