FDLE News


FDLE arrests Ponce De Leon man for possession of child sexual abuse material | 7/24/2024
80 year old arrested July 23, 2024

FDLE celebrates Florida Purple Alert anniversary | 7/24/2024
More than 435 persons recovered from the state Purple Alert in its two-year history

ICYMI: Governor Ron DeSantis Addresses Florida Sheriffs' Association Summer Conference | 7/23/2024
Governor DeSantis's Focus on Florida’s Future Budget makes important investments in public safety and enhanced law enforcement tools and benefits at FDLE and with state and local law enforcement agencies

FDLE: 2 suspects at large | 7/18/2024
Help find absconded Operation Thou Shall Not Steal suspects

FDLE arrests Pensacola man for possession of child sexual abuse materials | 7/11/2024
FDLE arrested Charles “Billy” Danielson, 50, of Pensacola, for 20 counts of possession of child sexual abuse materials and one count of using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.
 

FDLE investigation leads to arrest of man for stealing more than $141,000 from an elderly woman | 7/8/2024
Thief previously served federal prison time
 

Northwest Florida multiagency S.A.F.E. operation nets 19 arrests | 7/3/2024
Investigation dismantles drug trafficking ring operating in of Fort Walton Beach

FDLE arrests Port St. Lucie woman for abortion petition fraud | 6/28/2024
Suspect submitted falsified petitions from different voter districts across the state 

FDLE arrests Manatee County man for unlawful possession of a firearm | 6/25/2024
Suspect has multiple prior felony convictions

FDLE congratulates graduates of Special Agent Training Class 45 | 6/21/2024
The 40 new special agents will be assigned throughout Florida

FDLE arrests two men for charges related to child sexual abuse material | 6/21/2024
Arrests made in Fort Myers and Tampa

Update – Tallahassee woman rearrested following FDLE fraud investigation | 6/21/2024
Arrestee faces new grand theft charge

FDLE arrests two north Florida men for possessing, transmitting child sex abuse material | 6/19/2024
Arrests made in Suwanee and Bradford counties

FDLE announces arrest for petition circulator fraud | 6/19/2024
After an FDLE investigation Henos Joseph, 34, of Miami, was arrested.  Joseph, a paid petition circulator, is accused of petition fraud on the casino gaming initiative, “Limited Authorization of Casino Gaming.” 

Update – Georgia woman rearrested following FDLE investigation | 6/18/2024
Kayse Deann Layfield, 48, of Sparks, Georgia, was arrested and charged with making a false statement under oath in an official proceeding.  Layfield was first arrested in March after failing to report child abuse. 
 

FDLE invites public to submit comments to CALEA | 6/18/2024
In July 1990, the FDLE was the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and FDLE has voluntarily participated and maintained accreditation ever since.

 

FDLE invites public to submit comments to CALEA | 6/18/2024
In 1990, FDLE was the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and FDLE has voluntarily participated and maintained accreditation ever since.

FDLE’s “Dog Days of Summer” campaign begins tomorrow | 6/13/2024
FDLE's “Dog Days of Summer” social media campaign begins June 14 and will run through Aug. 23 on the agency’s Facebook, X and Instagram accounts.

 

Governor DeSantis’ Focus on Florida’s Future Budget helps keep Florida families safe | 6/13/2024
FDLE Commissioner Mark Glass is praising Governor DeSantis' Focus on Florida’s Future Budget for protecting Florida families, businesses and visitors.  
 

FDLE’s “Dog Days of Summer” Children’s Summer Safety Fair is Friday | 6/12/2024
As part of FDLE’s Dog Days of Summer campaign the department is hosting its first annual Children’s Summer Safety Fair on Friday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Tallahassee.
 

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