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FDLE Announces the Arrest of Orlando neo-Nazi Demonstrator | 9/13/2023
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents, with the assistance of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), arrested Jason Brown, 48, Cape Canaveral, for hanging swastikas and other antisemitic banners along the Daryl Carter Parkway Bridge in Orlando.

FDLE: Man indicted by grand jury in Lyft driver homicide | 9/13/2023
Following an FDLE investigation, an Okeechobee County grand jury Tuesday indicted Mathew Scott Flores, 36, of Wauchula, on charges of first-degree premeditated murder with a firearm, robbery with a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Update - Florida Medical Examiners Commission Hurricane Idalia Deaths | 9/12/2023
Florida’s 25 local district medical examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) following examinations and confirmation that a death is storm-related. Florida’s 25 local district medical examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) following examinations and confirmation that a death is storm-related.

Florida Missing Children’s Day remembers those who are missing and recognizes our heroes | 9/11/2023
The lives of Florida’s missing children are commenorated at the annual Florida Missing Children’s Day ceremony.

Update - Florida Medical Examiners Commission Hurricane Idalia Deaths | 9/7/2023
Florida’s 25 local district medical examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) following examinations and confirmation that a death is storm-related.

FDLE investigation leads to eight charged in Operation Martingate | 9/7/2023
Suspects involved in high school football recruitment scheme

Update - Florida Medical Examiners Commission Hurricane Idalia Deaths | 9/6/2023
Florida’s 25 local district medical examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) following examinations and confirmation that a death is storm-related.

FDLE Orlando special agent receives Lifetime Achievement Award | 8/28/2023

In annual awards ceremony in Tallahassee



Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy | 8/25/2023
The Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute (FCJEI) announces the graduation of 45 first-line supervisors today from the Florida Leadership Academy, Class 54.

FDLE members recognized for exceptional performance | 8/21/2023
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recognizes members for their exceptional performance.

FDLE arrests Rockledge man for Covid-19 mask scheme | 8/17/2023
FDLE agents arrested Esmeraldo Enrique, 79, of Rockledge on one count of organized fraud after he offered to sell more than 20 million N95 masks that did not exist. 

FDLE agents extradite Wauchula murder suspect | 8/8/2023
Following a murder investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Wauchula Police Department, suspect Mathew Scott Flores, 36, was extradited back to Hardee County from Rutherford County, North Carolina.

FDLE issues statement regarding Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez | 7/24/2023
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are investigating an incident involving Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez last night on I-75 South of Tampa.

FDLE celebrates Purple Alert anniversary | 7/18/2023
Since its inception, 255 Purple Alerts have been issued, and 250 individuals recovered.

ICYMI: FDLE, AG Moody’s Statewide Prosecutors shut down complex cybercrime scheme involving cryptocurrency and the dark web | 7/14/2023
ICYMI: FDLE arrests six in cybercrime scheme

FDLE returns with “Dog Days of Summer” campaign for 2023 | 7/6/2023
FDLE kicks off Dog Days of Summer social media campaign

FDLE arrests 23, recovers dozens of high-end cars in five-year RICO investigation | 6/26/2023
Operation Gone in 60 Days dismantles sophisticated vehicle theft crime ring.

ICYMI: FDLE agents and analysts deployed in Operation Lone Star | 6/6/2023
Nearly 40 FDLE agents and analysts are deployed to Texas in support of Operation Lone Star investigating criminal activity along the border associated with human trafficking and drug and weapon smuggling. 
 

ICYMI: FDLE agents and analysts deployed in Operation Lone Star | 6/6/2023
Nearly 40 FDLE agents and analysts are deployed to Texas in support of Operation Lone Star investigating criminal activity along the border associated with human trafficking and drug and weapon smuggling. 
 

FDLE arrests two for organized retail fraud | 6/6/2023
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested Rajesh Sanichar, 55, of Orlando, and Rasheed Apanpa, 39, of Miami, following a box-stuffing scheme to defraud home improvement stores in Orlando, and Miami.

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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.