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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.

$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.

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.

Tri-County Task Force arrests two for selling drugs and weapons | 11/22/2019
Agents with the Tri-County Task Force arrested Marcellus Kentrell Matson, 38, and Spencer James Walker III, 39, on charges of drug trafficking and illegally selling guns.

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.

FDLE arrests woman charged in an illegal adoption scheme | 11/2/2019
Agents arrested Tina Scee, 54, on charges of organized scheme to defraud, grand theft, illegally placing a child for adoption and perjury.

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.

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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.