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Gov. DeSantis and FDLE host virtual Florida Missing Children’s Day | 9/18/2020
The annual event is held to remember Florida’s missing children, recognize the state’s efforts in child protection, and educate Floridians on child safety and abduction prevention.

FDLE Response to Hurricane Sally | 9/17/2020
More than 100 state law enforcement officers have been deployed.

FDLE arrests Miami man, woman for drug trafficking, money laundering | 9/4/2020
FDLE arrested Archie Tyrone Cox and Paris Vernisha McClendon on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

Northwest Florida “If You See Something, Say Something®” Campaign Offers Awareness Opportunities for News Media | 8/25/2020
Law enforcement throughout Northwest Florida are highlighting Florida’s "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign.

FDLE Actions in Responding to COVID-19 | 7/10/2020
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken the following actions statewide to respond to COVID-19

FDLE arrests former police officer for official misconduct, battery | 6/30/2020
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Jordy Yanes Martel, 30, of Hialeah on two counts of official misconduct and four counts of battery.

FDLE arrests Key West man for child solicitation and pornography | 5/19/2020
Daniel F. West faces nine charges, including possession and transmission of child pornography, solicitation of minors via electronic devices and promotion of sexual acts by childre

Florida crime rate drops for record 49th year | 4/10/2020
The state's 2019 Uniform Crime Report is now available on FDLE's website.

FDLE, LCSO unveils nation’s first automated rapid DNA collection | 2/26/2020
FDLE and the Leon County Sheriff's Office announce the nation's first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process now being used at the Leon County Detention Facility. 

FDLE Commissioner Swearingen applauds State of the State address | 1/14/2020
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen responds to Governor DeSantis’ State of the State address.

$10,000 reward offered in Brian Klecha case | 12/26/2019
FDLE agents continue to search for the 35-year-old who was last seen on December 27, 2017.

FDLE highlights 2019 accomplishments | 12/19/2019
FDLE is highlighting some of its members’ most significant accomplishments in 2019.

Florida crime drops in the first half of 2019 | 12/13/2019
Crime is down across Florida according to the 2019 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report.

FDLE seeks help in Miramar shooting | 12/12/2019
FDLE seeks help in Miramar shooting

Florida Missing Children’s Day promotes child safety, celebrates unsung heroes | 11/22/2019
First Lady Casey DeSantis, along with Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, joined hundreds of law enforcement personnel, public officials and citizens today for the 2019 Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Tallahassee.

CART exercise to be held at Florida State Fairgrounds | 11/19/2019
The Tampa Bay Regional Child Abduction Response Team is conducting a full-scale exercise at the Florida State Fairgrounds on November 20.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Will Help Keep Communities Safe | 11/18/2019
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen responded to Governor Ron DeSantis’ FY 20-21 budget recommendations.

MSD Commission conference call is Thursday | 10/29/2019
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will hold a conference call meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2019, to approve the 2019 MSD Commission Report.

FDLE offers Halloween safety tips | 10/24/2019
With Halloween festivities ramping up and countless children planning to go trick-or-treating next week, FDLE reminds families to stay safe in the coming days.

FDLE Genetic Genealogy Investigations program solves cold cases in first year | 10/14/2019
During that time, four suspects have been identified using the power of genetic genealogy, solving cases that are more than a decade old.

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Kidnapping of and then locating Kamiyah Mobley – FDLE did the DNA testing that provided Alexis Manigo was Kamiyah Mobley | 8/13/2019
On July 10, 1998, a woman impersonating a nurse entered a Florida hospital room, took a newborn baby from a teenage mother, and disappeared without a trace.

Rape and murder of Kim Dorsey – FDLE did DNA testing that linked Lance Kirkpatrick to the crime | 4/8/2017
The accused sits down with Dateline's Andrea Canning and offers a very different account of what happened inside the Dorsey home

Paul Durousseau – serial killer – convicted of the murders of 5 Jacksonville women – FDLE did the DNA testing that linked Durousseau to the victims | 6/18/2010

A cab driver was charged with murder in the killing of five Jacksonville women from December 2002 to February. Paul Durousseau, has been in jail since Feb. 6 on other charges.



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Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.