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Orlando Regional Operations Center

Special Agent in Charge
John Vecchio

Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Jason Cook

Chief of Forensic Services
Anthony Gorgone


500 West Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801-1771
(407) 245-0888 | Fax (407) 540-3806

Sharing its home with some of the world’s most popular attractions, FDLE’s Orlando region encompasses nine counties along Florida’s central east coast from Volusia County in the north to Martin County in the south.
OROC agents and analysts work a variety of criminal investigations including public integrity, economic crime, cyber/high-tech and domestic security.  The Orlando Crime Lab processes evidence for local law enforcement agencies throughout Florida, and many of the state’s genetic genealogy cases are worked out of the Orlando region.

During its history, FDLE Orlando’s identity is rooted in a history of firsts, innovative lab resources and effective response to tragedies.  OROC is recognized for having the first Child Abduction Response Team (CART) in the country, established in 2004 and later used as a model for the Department of Justice’s nationwide CART initiative. The region was also instrumental in developing procedures for officer-involved shooting investigations statewide.

In 2016, members of FDLE Orlando were among the first on scene following the Pulse Nightclub shooting after 49 people were killed by a gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS.  Dozens of FDLE members worked to identify the deceased and notify their families, while investigative and intelligence activities were centered on learning more about the suspect.

The Pulse investigation required assistance from the region’s Electronic Surveillance Support Team (ESST), which was the first local law enforcement task force of its kind in Florida. 

More recently, OROC members investigated a swimming pool contractor accused of stealing millions of dollars from hundreds of victims. The owners of Amore’ Pools Inc. were arrested for a scheme to defraud after taking large deposits to build in-ground residential swimming pools but never completing the projects.


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.