FLEAA Requirements

Application Information

The Academy is specifically designed to enhance crime and intelligence analysis by providing a specialized skill set in all areas of law enforcement analysis. This training program was created for the entire law enforcement community in the State of Florida and provides a standardized training curriculum in the field of law enforcement analysis. Academy students will attend a total of six weeks of training, one week a month, over a six-month period.

Admission to the Analyst Academy at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is a competitive process and meeting the minimum requirements outlined below does not guarantee automatic admission.

In order to be eligible for admission, applicants must meet the following:

  • Must be currently employed by a criminal justice agency;
  • Must currently hold a law enforcement analyst position, and must have held that position for at least one year on the first day of the academy class for which they are seeking admission;
  • Must have successfully completed the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Training (FLEAT) course prior to seeking admission to the Academy;
  • Have successfully passed a background investigation by the nominee’s employing agency consistent with background standards for criminal justice officers as detailed in Rule 11B-27.0022, F.A.C.;
  • Must be provided access by their agency to a laptop computer (PCs only) with the following:
    • webcam;
    • at least wi-fi enabled (agency-provided internet hotspot preferred);
    • Microsoft Office 2019 (other versions, including Office 365 or Office 2016 are not acceptable);
    • ability to save files to and from an FDLE-issued USB drive

The application process consists of the following elements:

  • Applicants must secure the written endorsement of their agency’s chief executive or designee indicating the applicant’s potential and certifying that the above requirements are met. This form can be found on the schedule page.Applications without a nomination from the supporting agency will not be considered.
  • Applicants must submit an online application, found on the schedule page. This form must be completed in its entirety.
  • As part of the application form, applicants must upload the following documents:
    • A current professional resume;
    • An application essay of at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words on the following topic: How do you handle and manage stress in your personal and professional life and how do you address competing priorities?;
    • ‚ÄčAn essay of at least 750 words and no more than 1,000 words on the following: Identify at least three current issues of concern for your agency and discuss how law enforcement analysis could be used to address these issues.
*ATTENTION: Do not discuss specific cases or include sensitive information in your essays*

It is highly recommended to have all three (3) documents ready and available for upload prior to clicking on the application form link. Documents must be in .pdf or .doc/ .docx format only.

Only applications with all elements completed and submitted by the application deadline will be considered for admission to the Analyst Academy.

FDLE does not maintain waiting lists. If you are not admitted to the Analyst Academy, you must reapply to be considered for admission to a subsequent class.

Questions should be addressed to the Program Director at AnalystTraining@fdle.state.fl.us.

Disclaimer: Information provided in response to this application is for use of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and will not be used for any purpose other than selection into and administration of the Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy. This material is not, however, exempt from those sections of the Florida Statutes governing disclosure of public documents, and should not be considered confidential.