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FDLE arrests Brevard sexual predator for election fraud | 5/10/2023
Inspectors with FDLE’s Election Crime Unit arrested Louis Palmieri, 77, of Melbourne for false affirmation in connection with an election and voting by an unqualified elector, both third-degree felonies.
 

FDLE invites public to submit comments to CALEA | 5/9/2023
In July 1990, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) was the first state law enforcement agency in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), and FDLE has voluntarily participated and maintained accreditation ever since.
 

FDLE arrests two on election fraud charges | 5/9/2023
FDLE arrests two in Palm Beach County on election fraud charges.

FDLE arrests Osceola man in ghost candidate scheme | 5/8/2023
Inspectors with FDLE’s Election Crime Unit arrested Carlos Irizarry Sr., 67, of Buena Ventura Lakes, on eight counts of willful certification of false or incomplete campaign treasures reports and six counts of deliberate failure to report campaign expenditures as required. 

 

The MSD Public Safety Commission hosts virtual meeting Thursday | 5/3/2023
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission will meet virtually Thursday through Microsoft Teams from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.   

FDLE arrests Kissimmee felon for driver license counterfeiting scheme | 5/1/2023
Following an FDLE investigation, Yonathan Rosario, 30, of Kissimmee, was arrested.  

ICYMI: Attorney General Ashley Moody, FDLE and Lakeland PD encourage Floridians to take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | 4/21/2023

AG Ashley Moody, FDLE Special Agent in Charge Mark Brutnell and Lakeland Chief of Police Sammy Taylor, Jr. are encouraging Floridians to help fight the opioid crisis by participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22.



FDLE joins Brevard law enforcement agencies to fight fentanyl | 4/20/2023
Operation Unified Front nets 477 arrests and 17 pounds of fentanyl.

ICYMI: FDLE joins Attorney General Moody’s xylazine public safety event | 4/6/2023
 Similar to fentanyl, xylazine is commonly mixed with other drugs and sold to unsuspecting users.

FDLE members honored at Attorney General’s women in law enforcement event | 3/30/2023
Six FDLE members from across the state featured at event.

FDLE congratulates graduates of Special Agent Training Class 44 | 3/24/2023
The 28 graduates will be assigned to FDLE’s seven regions.

FDLE is on Instagram | 3/23/2023
FDLE expanded its social media presence to include Instagram (@fdlepage).

Two arrested for election crimes violations following FDLE investigation | 3/15/2023
FDLE arrested Donna Prentes Brady, 66, of Ocala, for casting more than one ballot in any election. In a separate investigation, Toye Ann La Rocca, 63, of Fort Walton Beach was arrested for false swearing of voter registration information and unqualified electors willfully voting.

FDLE’s MEPIC marks 40 years helping to find missing persons | 3/9/2023
This month marks the 40th anniversary of Florida’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC).   Florida was the first state in the country to establish a missing persons clearinghouse.

FDLE arrests sexual predator for failing to comply with registration laws | 2/28/2023
Agents began their investigation during the Keys mass migration deployment

FDLE and law enforcement partners increasing presence in response to recent harassment against Jewish Community | 2/24/2023
At the direction of Governor DeSantis, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is surging additional resources and calling on local law enforcement agencies to address the coordinated “National Day of Hate” efforts seen across the nation.

FDLE lauds women and girls in science | 2/11/2023
Florida Department of Law Enforcement celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science by spotlighting the contributions made by FDLE’s forensic scientists.

Update: Florida Medical Examiners Commission Hurricane Ian deaths | 2/3/2023
Florida District Medical Examiners report hurricane deaths to the Medical Examiners Commission (MEC) following examinations and confirming the death is storm-related.

Governor DeSantis’ Framework for Freedom Budget continues historic support for law enforcement | 2/1/2023
FDLE and law enforcement leaders throughout the state are praising Governor DeSantis' Framework for Freedom Budget for protecting Florida families, businesses and Florida’s Capitol.  
 

In Case You Missed It: Governor DeSantis touts legislative priorities for law and order | 1/27/2023
"Governor Ron DeSantis knows the importance of keeping families safe, and, because of that, his commitment to law enforcement is unprecedented."

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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.