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FDLE Headquarters

Mark Glass

Assistant Commissioner 
Vaden “Shane” Pollard

Assistant Commissioner
Matt Walsh

Chief of Staff


Information for FDLE
(850) 410-7000 (Main Office)

The Florida Legislature created the Bureau of Law Enforcement in 1967 by combining the Florida Sheriff’s Bureau, State Narcotics Bureau and Attorney General’s Anti-Bookie Squad.  In 1969, the Legislature changed the name to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Today, FDLE is 1,900 members strong with offices across Florida.  The largest concentration of members works out of FDLE Headquarters in Tallahassee.  

Business Support Program
The Business Support Program provides the framework needed to support the agency’s business operations and administrative functions including criminal justice grants, financial management, human resources and research, planning and policy analysis.

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS)
FDLE’s CJIS is the central repository for Florida criminal history records and helps ensure the accuracy of the data available on the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC) system. CJIS provides criminal history information to criminal justice and non-criminal justice agencies and private citizens to identify persons with criminal warrants, arrests, and convictions that impact employment, licensing, eligibility to purchase a firearm, and a variety of criminal justice functions.  

Criminal Justice Professionalism
The Criminal Justice Professionalism Division promotes the education and professional conduct of Florida's criminal justice officers by developing curricula and maintaining certification and employment records under the direction of Florida’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  In addition, the division helps Florida law enforcement agencies on law enforcement accreditation and staffs the Medical Examiners Commission.

Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services provides the IT capabilities critical to FDLE and Florida’s law enforcement community providing network services, hardware, software, programming, technical support, systems analysis, web design, host/server support, end user computing and field system support.  

Office of Executive Investigations
The Office of Executive Investigations (OEI) conducts complex investigations into allegations of criminal activity by public officials, investigations ordered by the Governor and complaints alleging election law violations.  In addition, OEI completes background checks for state government agencies.

Office of General Counsel 
FDLE’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) provides legal support for the specialized needs of the Department, Region or Division.  The OGC also plays an important role in providing information to the Legislature and supporting the Department’s overall legislative affairs responsibilities.  The OGC serves Florida’s law enforcement agency community by providing legal information and assistance to state and local agency police legal advisors through the Florida Association of Police Attorneys. 

Office of Inspector General
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides professional auditing, management reviews, Whistleblower investigations and special projects.  The OIG promotes accountability, integrity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness of the department’s divisions, services and activities.  

Office of Statewide Intelligence
The Office of Statewide Intelligence has a team of law enforcement inspectors and crime intelligence analysts responsible for analyzing threats related to cyber security, dangerous drugs, domestic terrorism, financial and organized crimes, and protective intelligence.   

Protective Operations
FDLE’s Protective Operations has been providing protective operations for the Governor and first family since 1973.  Special agents in this detail routinely work holidays, nights and weekends and must maintain the confidentiality and trust of the Governor and first family.  They also provide security for the Governor’s Mansion, Governor’s Office and dignitaries who visit Florida.

Statewide Investigative Services
Members of the Office of Statewide Investigative Services provide expertise and coordination with Florida law enforcement agencies regarding mutual aid, aviation, child abduction response teams, cyber high-tech crime, missing persons, and sex offender/career offender registration and enforcement.  


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.