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Protective Operations

FDLE’s Protective Operations Section has been providing protective operations for the Governor and first family since 1973.  Special agents in this detail routinely work holidays, nights and weekends and must maintain the confidentiality and trust of the Governor and first family.  In addition to Protective Operations providing critical protection for the Governor and first family, they also provide protection for the Governor’s office, Governor’s mansion and grounds. The Protective Operations Section is also authorized to provide protection and transportation for visiting governors and other dignitaries when requested. 

The POS submits an annual report to the Governor, Legislature, and Cabinet detailing all protective and transportation services costs incurred the preceding fiscal year.
Protective Operations Special Agent Employment

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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.