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Special Agent Hiring Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Four years of sworn law enforcement experience; and
  • two years of sworn criminal investigative experience. 
Notes: Preference will be given to applicants who:
  • are currently certified law enforcement officers in the State of Florida.
  • possess specialized skills that meet a need within the department, such as polygraph certification, pilot license/certification, counter terrorism/intelligence, cyber security, training, etc.
  • are willing to relocate anywhere in the state.
  • are fluent in a foreign language.
Selected applicants will be required to sign an employment training reimbursement agreement.


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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.