FMROC News


FDLE arrests nine for racketeering and fraud | 12/5/2019
FDLE agents arrested nine suspects charged with defrauding the Lee County Port Authority out of more than $700,000 in a janitorial contracting scheme.

Florida Missing Children’s Day promotes child safety, celebrates unsung heroes | 11/22/2019
First Lady Casey DeSantis, along with Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, joined hundreds of law enforcement personnel, public officials and citizens today for the 2019 Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony in Tallahassee.

CART exercise to be held at Florida State Fairgrounds | 11/19/2019
The Tampa Bay Regional Child Abduction Response Team is conducting a full-scale exercise at the Florida State Fairgrounds on November 20.

Governor Ron DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future Budget Will Help Keep Communities Safe | 11/18/2019
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen responded to Governor Ron DeSantis’ FY 20-21 budget recommendations.

Six arrested in Operation SAFE FALL | 10/30/2019
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the arrests of six people in Operation SAFE FALL.

MSD Commission conference call is Thursday | 10/29/2019
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will hold a conference call meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2019, to approve the 2019 MSD Commission Report.

FDLE offers Halloween safety tips | 10/24/2019
With Halloween festivities ramping up and countless children planning to go trick-or-treating next week, FDLE reminds families to stay safe in the coming days.

FDLE Genetic Genealogy Investigations program solves cold cases in first year | 10/14/2019
During that time, four suspects have been identified using the power of genetic genealogy, solving cases that are more than a decade old.

FDLE involved in North Port officer shooting | 10/14/2019
Friday night, 10/11/19, FDLE’s Special Operations Team with agents from the FDLE Ft. Myers Regional Operations Center were serving a narcotics search warrant in Sarasota County.

Criminal justice leaders graduate from Senior Leadership Program | 10/11/2019
The graduates represent criminal justice agencies from across the state.

Instructions for media attending the MSD Commission Meeting | 10/10/2019
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Meeting is scheduled for October 15-16 at ChampionsGate in Osceola County.

FDLE promotes Cybersecurity Awareness Month with BusinesSafe initiative | 10/9/2019
This month’s newsletter topics include information technology and business email compromise.

James Norris aka Richard Gunning murdered 45 years ago today | 10/4/2019
Dixie County’s oldest unsolved homicide happened 45 years ago. The 1974 murder of James Norris remains an active case.

FDLE Hosts Cybersecurity Summit in Fort Myers | 10/3/2019
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Fort Myers Regional Operations Center (FMROC) hosted the 2019 FDLE Cybersecurity Summit today.

FDLE completes 3-year sexual assault kit project | 9/20/2019
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement completed a three-year project to process older sexual assault kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies to FDLE labs following a 2016 Sexual Assault Kit Assessment. 

FDLE Arrests Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher for solicitation of a child | 9/17/2019
FDLE agents, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, today arrested Felipe Vazquez.

FDLE arrests police captain for prostitution, official misconduct and perjury | 9/10/2019
FDLE agents arrested Jay Rodriguez for prostitution, official misconduct and perjury.

Scammers spoofing FDLE phone numbers in fraud schemes | 9/6/2019
The criminals attempt to prey on victims’ fear and confusion, but one of the best counters to their schemes is an informed public.

Criminal justice leaders graduate from Executive Leadership Seminar | 8/23/2019
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute announces the graduation of 23 criminal justice executives from the Executive Leadership Seminar today. These graduates serve in leadership roles and represent criminal justice agencies from across the state.

Suspect remains at large following truck theft arrests | 8/15/2019
Aubrey Lynn Waldron is believed to be in the Okeechobee area.

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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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