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Florida crime rate drops for record 50th straight year | 6/21/2021
Crime is down across Florida for the 50th straight year, according to the 2020 Annual Uniform Crime Report.

Ten Law Enforcement Officers inducted into Hall of Fame | 5/15/2021
The ceremony honored Florida's 2020 and 2021 Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame inductees.

FDLE to host press conference announcing dozens of drug-trafficking arrests | 4/5/2021
The press conference will be held Tuesday, April 5, at FDLE headquarters in Tallahassee.

FDLE requesting information on Osceola use-of-force investigation | 2/1/2021
At the request of Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, FDLE is investigating the officer use of force at Liberty High School.

FDLE arrests criminal defense attorney for purchase of Adderall | 1/14/2021
The investigation found that Michael Stover, a former assistant state attorney, was requesting and receiving narcotics as payment for legal services.

FDLE Releases 2020 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report | 1/4/2021
FDLE has released its 2020 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report, which includes crime volume in the state from January through June of 2020.

FDLE highlights 2020 accomplishments | 12/23/2020
As we approach the end of the year, FDLE is highlighting some of its members’ most significant 2020 accomplishments.

FDLE incorporates clickable links in cell phone AMBER alerts | 11/13/2020
Adding a clickable link in the alert means citizens can easily view a photo of the kidnapped child and all critical information.

FDLE upgrades Computerized Criminal History Internet site | 10/26/2020
FDLE's updated Computerized Criminal History Internet webpage is mobile friendly.

Florida celebrates anniversary of Silver Alert program | 10/8/2020
Today marks the twelfth anniversary of Florida’s Silver Alert program.

Investigators working leads in 46-year-old Dixie County homicide case | 10/5/2020
If you have information about the murder of James Norris, please contact FDLE Tallahassee at (800) 342-0820.

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.

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 Clay County Sheriff for evidence tampering | 8/14/2020
Darryl Daniels faces a felony charge of tampering with physical evidence and three misdemeanor charges of false reports to law enforcement.

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

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

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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.