FDLE arrests Naples man for child pornography | 10/1/2020
Elmer Bauers IV, 32, faces 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography.

Download the FDLE App before Halloween to help stay safe | 10/1/2020
FDLE is reminding citizens to download the FDLE App before Halloween to easily search Florida’s Sex Offender Registry.

FDLE and Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrest homicide fugitive from Puerto Rico | 9/30/2020
Ortiz-Rodriguez faces homicide charges from Puerto Rico as well as firearms and drug crimes warrants from Virginia.

FDLE arrests Palmetto man for child pornography | 9/29/2020
Special agents with the FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Cyber Squad arrested Kirk Oliver, 48, on three counts of possession of child pornography.

Three arrested in coupon fraud following FDLE investigation | 9/22/2020
Three suspects have been arrested and charged with operating a fraudulent coupon scam resulting in the theft of more than $30,000 at drug stores throughout Central and South Florida. 

Gov. DeSantis and FDLE host virtual Florida Missing Children’s Day | 9/18/2020
The annual event is held to remember Florida’s missing children, recognize the state’s efforts in child protection, and educate Floridians on child safety and abduction prevention.

FDLE Response to Hurricane Sally | 9/17/2020
More than 100 state law enforcement officers have been deployed.

Northwest Florida “If You See Something, Say Something®” Campaign Offers Awareness Opportunities for News Media | 8/25/2020
Law enforcement throughout Northwest Florida are highlighting Florida’s "If You See Something, Say Something®" campaign.

FDLE arrests Cape Coral man for lewd or lascivious molestation of a child | 8/20/2020
FDLE agents today arrested Jose Enrique Ortega, 39, for two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation by an offender older than 18 of a victim younger than 12 and five counts of use of a child in a sexual performance.

FDLE arrests Cape Coral man for child pornography | 7/31/2020
William Nimmons, 52, faces charges of promotion of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

FDLE Actions in Responding to COVID-19 | 7/10/2020
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken the following actions statewide to respond to COVID-19

FDLE arrests Cape Coral man for child pornography | 7/2/2020
FDLE arrested Jose Enrique Ortega on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography.

Florida crime rate drops for record 49th year | 4/10/2020
The state's 2019 Uniform Crime Report is now available on FDLE's website.

FDLE arrests Port Charlotte man for sending mass killing threats | 4/7/2020
FDLE agents arrested George Andrew Dwyer, 33, of 362 Lawler Street, Port Charlotte, on one count of sending written threats to kill, do bodily injury, or conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism.

FDLE, LCSO unveils nation’s first automated rapid DNA collection | 2/26/2020
FDLE and the Leon County Sheriff's Office announce the nation's first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process now being used at the Leon County Detention Facility. 

FDLE arrests former prosecutor for bribery | 2/12/2020
Acting on an arrest warrant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, officers of the Miami-Dade Police Department today arrested Juan Mercado

FDLE Commissioner Swearingen applauds State of the State address | 1/14/2020
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen responds to Governor DeSantis’ State of the State address.

$10,000 reward offered in Brian Klecha case | 12/26/2019
FDLE agents continue to search for the 35-year-old who was last seen on December 27, 2017.

FDLE highlights 2019 accomplishments | 12/19/2019
FDLE is highlighting some of its members’ most significant accomplishments in 2019.

Florida crime drops in the first half of 2019 | 12/13/2019
Crime is down across Florida according to the 2019 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report.

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Paul Durousseau – serial killer – convicted of the murders of 5 Jacksonville women – FDLE did the DNA testing that linked Durousseau to the victims | 6/18/2010

A cab driver was charged with murder in the killing of five Jacksonville women from December 2002 to February. Paul Durousseau, has been in jail since Feb. 6 on other charges.

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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.