FDLE arrests Orlando woman for grand theft, check fraud | 7/23/2020
FDLE arrested Shenita Gavanda Lee for grand theft, criminal use of personal information, uttering a forged check.

Osceola county commissioner arrested for false personation | 7/20/2020
Osceola County Commissioner Fred Wilbur Hawkins, 53, faces charges of one count of false personation.

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 former employee of major tourist destination for six-figure grand theft | 7/1/2020
FDLE arrested Jennifer Alejandra Insuasti, 32, of Kissimmee, on one count of grand theft of $100,000 a first-degree felony. 

Fort Pierce Police Officers Arrested after FDLE investigation | 6/5/2020
An FDLE investigation of two Fort Pierce police officers has resulted in the arrests of Officer Albert Eckrode and Officer Monica Frederic.

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 Orlando man in motorcycle theft ring | 3/9/2020
Two suspects remain at large

FDLE arrests Winter Springs man for grand theft, criminal use of personal info in ARNP scheme | 2/27/2020
FDLE agents arrested Hanna Mark “John” Macool for grand theft, criminal use of personal identification information and criminal use of public records.

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. 

Guardian Rebecca Fierle-Santoian arrested and charged | 2/10/2020
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announce the arrest of guardian Rebecca Fierle-Santoian.

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.

FDLE arrests Clermont man for child pornography | 12/5/2019
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Thomas Baron, 62, of 12910 Sunset Avenue, Clermont on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

FDLE arrests three for multi-state crime spree | 11/25/2019
FDLE arrested suspects charged with organized retail theft who are suspected of an elaborate scheme stealing thousands from retailers.

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.

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.

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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.