About Capitol Police



As state law enforcement officers, the mission of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Capitol Police is to serve the safety and security needs of both the legislative and executive branches of state government. Capitol Police serve as a specially trained and highly effective security and law enforcement agency serving the Capitol Complex and Capitol Circle Office Center (CCOC). It shall be the primary responsibility of the Capitol Police to protect the security of the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the members of the Cabinet, and the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and those employees assigned to assist such state officials in the performance of their official duties.

The safety and security of the employees of the Capitol Complex and the Capital
Circle Office Center is our priority.

To learn more about the history of the Capitol Police, please visit our History section.

About the Director

Deputy Director Seth MontgomerySeth Montgomery was named acting director of Capitol Police in May 2022. He joined FDLE in 2006 and served as deputy director of Capitol Police since January 2020.
 
Acting Director Montgomery has more than 20 years of diversified law enforcement experience and has held positions within in the FDLE Protective Operations Section, the Office of Executive Investigations Professional Standards Unit, the Tallahassee Regional Operations Center Organized Crime Squad, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Taskforce. Additionally, Acting Director Montgomery served as special agent supervisor over Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse and the assistant special agent in charge of the Enforcement and Investigative Support Bureau.

Prior to joining FDLE, Acting Director Montgomery served as a patrol officer and criminal investigator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He also served as a member of the FWC Special Operations Group and the FDLE Special Operations Team.

Acting Director Montgomery holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in pre-law from Florida A&M University.