Office of Statewide Intelligence


The Office of Statewide Intelligence (OSI) was created by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to specifically address the need for a preemptive response to our state’s varied criminal elements and trends. The mission of the statewide intelligence function is to provide FDLE leadership with sufficient information to make informed decisions on deployment of resources. Members of OSI interact with regional intelligence units and state, local and federal agencies to monitor crime issues. These members are also responsible for the collection and analysis of information from a variety of sources in order to identify criminal trends or develop assessments.

OSI has a team of inspectors and crime intelligence analysts who are responsible for ensuring the collection and analysis of intelligence information through focused crime specific intelligence teams, which have expertise within their respective areas of responsibility as it relates to:

  • Cyber Security
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Domestic Terrorism
  • Financial Crime
  • Organized Crime 
  • Protective Intelligence
 
The Office of Statewide intelligence contains two sections, the Florida Intelligence Center and the Florida Fusion Center. 
 
Florida Intelligence Center
  The intelligence function has been identified as a key component to achieving the goals of public safety and security in Florida. The intelligence contribution toward this goal includes the ability to identify and associate threats posed by domestic and international extremists who would engage in criminal or terroristic behaviors to further an extremist ideology; by cyber criminals and hackers who engage in the theft of information and/or the destruction of cyber infrastructure; and by transnational and domestic criminal organizations perpetrating crime against the residents and visitors of Florida. The Florida Intelligence Center (FIC) within the FDLE Office of Statewide Intelligence (OSI) consists of a team of Intelligence Analysts and Inspectors who are responsible for the collection, evaluation, analysis and dissemination of information and intelligence to thwart the efforts of criminal actors perpetrating crime with a Florida nexus.
The FIC also plays a significant role in providing FDLE leadership with the strategic information necessary to plan for the allocation of resources necessary to combat crime and domestic threats long term. FIC teams are organized around Cyber Security, Domestic Security, and Transnational/Domestic Organized Crime Groups.
 
 
Contact Information:

Office of Statewide Intelligence
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489

Main Number: (850) 410-7060
Fax Number: (850) 488-8213
1-800-905-FDLE (3353)
 
Units:
  • Counterterrorism
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Domestic Security Intelligence
  • FortifyFL
  • Multi-Agency Strategic Intelligence Group (MSIG)
  • Organized Crime Analysis Squad/Financial Crimes Analysis Center (FCAC)
  • Organized Crime Intelligence
 
Counterterrorism Intelligence Center
The Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center (CTIC), which is housed within the FDLE Office of Statewide Intelligence, was created by the Florida Legislature in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  CTIC proactively researches domestic security intelligence to reveal patterns and trends indicative of criminal activities that may threaten the state of Florida and/or the homeland. CTIC’s terrorism-related responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collection, analysis, review, compilation, and dissemination of timely and accurate domestic security intelligence.  Additionally, analysts within CTIC provide classified and unclassified intelligence and analytical support in response to incoming threat streams and high profile incidents of interest with a nexus to terrorism. CTIC continuously works on issues of domestic security significance in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence stakeholders.

Cyber Intelligence Squad
The Cyber Intelligence Squad was created in January 2012 and is housed within the Office of Statewide Intelligence. The squad's mission is to research cyber-based attacks against Florida's citizens, business, government and critical infrastructure to reveal trends, tactics, and techniques which can then be shared with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to aid in the investigation of these criminal activities.

Along with the Department of Management Services' Division of Statewide Technology, the squad also serves as Florida's co-representative to the Department of Homeland Security designated Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. This alliance provides information sharing regarding the identification and protection of vulnerable computer network systems within the state of Florida.

Domestic Security Intelligence Unit
The Domestic Security Intelligence Squad is responsible for identifying trends and patterns in criminal activities that negatively impact the state of Florida. The unit develops intelligence on both cyber threat actors and individuals, as well as associates, who pose threats to Florida. 

The Office of Statewide Intelligence (OSI) also houses a task force of state law enforcement officers to collect, assess, and disseminate criminal intelligence regarding major crime trends from a state-wide perspective. This task force, named the Multi-agency Strategic Intelligence Group (MSIG), consists of sworn assets from the Office of Agriculture Law Enforcement (OALE), The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and FDLE.

 
Fortify Florida Squad
 The Fortify Florida squad was created in 2018 as a result of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Public Safety Commission’s recommendation and implementation of the FortifyFL suspicious activity reporting application.
In partnership with the Florida Department of Education, and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, the squad monitors every tip received statewide to ensure tips are acknowledged by a law enforcement agency, provides any additional investigative assistance as needed, and notifies regional FDLE supervisors.
The squad also provides research and administrative support to the MSD Public Safety Commission.
 
The Financial Crimes Analysis Center (FCAC)
The Financial Crime Analysis Center (FCAC) was created by the 2000 Florida Legislature and is housed within the Office of Statewide Intelligence. FCAC’s mission is to proactively research financial intelligence to reveal trends, patterns or correlations indicative to money laundering, terrorist financing or any criminal activities that threaten the state of Florida.
The FCAC also serves as the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Gateway System coordinator for the state of Florida. In this capacity, FCAC members support state and local law enforcement agencies by conducting research and analysis of financial data filed under the Bank Secrecy Act.
The FCAC utilizes an on-line request system, the Financial Online Request Tracking System (FORTS) that resides on the Criminal Justice Network (CJNet) and uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect information in its travels on the network. 
 
E-Verify Squad
Effective January 1, 2021, Florida law requires private employers to verify a person's eligibility for employment after the acceptance of an offer of employment. Employee eligibility verification must be completed using either (1) the E-Verify system administered by the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or (2) by requiring the person to provide the same documentation required by the USCIS on its Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9).
 
Private employers are required to maintain these records for at least three years after a person's initial date of employment.
 
Section 448.095(3)(e), Florida Statutes, authorizes FDLE to request documentation relied upon by a private employer for the verification of a person's employment eligibility. Private employers are required by law to provide documentation pursuant to such requests. FDLE will notify the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity of any violations for appropriate action.  The FDLE E-Verify Squad conducts audits on Florida bases businesses meeting the requirements of F.S. 448-095(3)(e). 
 
The Organized Crime Intelligence Unit
The Organized Crime Squad is responsible for identifying trends and patterns in criminal activities that threaten the state of Florida. The Organized Crime Squad develops intelligence on major drugs,  transnational and domestic organized crime groups.
 
Florida Fusion Center
The Florida Fusion Center (FFC) was established in 2007 as a response to the shortfalls in sharing vital domestic security and other criminal intelligence that were revealed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The FFC is comprised of local, state, and federal agencies with law enforcement or domestic security investigative, response or prevention missions. It is a multi-disciplinary setting where disparate bits and pieces of information are brought together, organized, filtered and analyzed and disseminated as intelligence. The primary function of the FFC is to act in a collaborative effort to maximize the ability to prevent, apprehend, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity within the state of Florida using an all crimes/all hazards approach.
The FFC consists of the Intelligence Watch and Warning Desk, the External Partners Unit, and a Security Manager that work together to support the FFC mission of protecting the people, resources, and critical infrastructure of Florida by enhancing information sharing, intelligence capabilities, and preparedness operations for all local, state, and federal agencies.
Additionally, the FFC works with the Florida Intelligence Center to develop a statewide strategic intelligence picture for FDLE’s executive leadership.
 
Intelligence Watch and Warning (IWW)
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Watch & Warning desk is the only FDLE investigative resource that is staffed 24 hours a day to respond to a wide variety of intelligence and investigative requests from FDLE members, local, state, out of state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The IWW also acts as the state’s domestic security sentinel providing vital situational awareness to the Florida Fusion Center, Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center (CTIC), Governor’s Mansion, Capitol Police, and key FDLE/Regional Domestic Security Task Force (RDSTF) decision makers.
The IWW is comprised of analysts who handle hundreds of emails and telephone calls for assistance per month. In addition to handling calls and emails for assistance, the IWW handles all calls for FDLE statewide after-hours. The IWW also serves as the primary point of contact for all seven FDLE regions for incidents involving crime scene call-outs, officer involved shootings and the Florida Department of Corrections’ reports of inmate injuries and deaths. In addition, the IWW also monitors all of FDLE’s intelligence flags for immediate notifications on a 24/7 basis.