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Employment Eligibility

Applicants being considered for employment at FDLE must pass a drug screen and background investigation which will include a financial credit check and a criminal history check.

Offers of employment may be made to an applicant based on a favorable preliminary background. Continued employment is contingent upon the favorable outcome of a full background. Sworn members and crime laboratory analysts must have favorable full backgrounds completed prior to offers of employment. Examples of issues that may preclude employment with FDLE are:
  • History of bankruptcy (other than medical related);
  • A pattern of  poor fiscal responsibility (credit history problems);
  • Arrest history;
  • Negative comments or recommendations from a previous employer; or
  • Indication that information on an applicant’s employment application was intentionally omitted, stated in a manner to mislead, or was untruthful.

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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.