OIG Email:
OIG Telephone:
(850) 410-7228
Physical Address:
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, Florida
Office of Inspector General
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida

Whistle-Blower Hotline

The Office of the Chief Inspector General, Executive Office of the Governor, operates the state employee Whistle Blower hotline. The hotline is maintained to provide state employees with the opportunity to report instances of significant waste, misconduct, or mismanagement with their respective agency without fear of retaliation.

Whistle-blower's Hotline Post Office Box 151 Tallahassee, Florida 32302 800.543.5353 toll-free 850.922.1060 in Tallahassee 850.921.0817 fax

View the Whistle-blower’s Hotline Brochure

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of Inspector General

The FDLE OIG receives allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse that occurred within FDLE. If the allegations of fraud, waste and abuse are in regards to entities or persons not associated with FDLE, this is not the proper channel for reporting. If you believe or know of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct or mismanagement associated with FDLE, you may contact the FDLE Office of Inspector General through the Whistle-Blower form, in-person, by mail, telephone or email.

Types of fraud, waste and abuse include:

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Someone is using Department property
or members for personal gain.

Someone is intentionally misleading
the Department for financial gain.

Someone is receiving a benefit
to "look the other way".

Someone is committing other types of
fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, or

Whistle-Blower's Act

Whistle-blower complaints may be filed with the OIG or with the Office of the Chief Inspector General (OCIG). When you file a Whistle-blower complaint with the OCIG, they will review your complaint and usually refer it to the state agency to which the complaint relates for a Whistle-blower Determination. When the OIG receives a Whistle-blower complaint, either directly from the complainant or forwarded from the OCIG, the OIG will contact the complainant to conduct an interview and obtain the information needed to determine whether the complaint meets Whistle-blower criteria. Whistle-blower criteria is defined by Florida Statute (§§ 112.3187-112.31895, F.S.). To become a Whistle-blower and be given the protections outlined in the Whistle-blower’s Act, the complainant and information disclosed must meet the following criteria:
  • The complainant must be a current or former employee of a state agency or an entity that contracts with the state agency, or an applicant for employment with a state agency or an entity that contracts with the state agency; and
  • The information in the complaint must be one of the following:
    • An alleged or suspected violation of any federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation committed by an employee or agent of an agency or independent contractor. The violation committed must create and present a substantial and specific danger to the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
    • An alleged or suspected act of gross mismanagement, malfeasance, misfeasance, gross waste of public funds, suspected or actual Medicaid fraud or abuse, or gross neglect of duty committed by an employee or agent of an agency or independent contractor.

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.