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DNA Database

The FDLE DNA Investigative Support Database was created by F.S. 943.325. This statewide database receives DNA samples from individuals arrested or convicted of any felony offense or convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses. The analysis results allow for the comparison of DNA from unresolved cases to the DNA of both known offenders and that from other unresolved cases in an attempt to identify the perpetrator. Questions and Answers specific to the DNA Database (CODIS) are found under the Biology Q & A.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

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.