FDLE arrests Naples man for possession of child sexual abuse material | 8/10/2022
FDLE arrests Naples man on child sexual abuse materials charges

FDLE earns tenth consecutive CALEA accreditation | 8/4/2022
Historic award "demonstrates our continued commitment to our core values of service, integrity, respect and quality."

Indian River man, Brevard woman arrested for human trafficking, use of child in sexual performance | 7/18/2022
FDLE and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marc Phillips Dinkels and Taylor Kathleen Brandt.

FDLE kicks off “Dog Days of Summer” campaign | 7/5/2022
FDLE kicks off Dog Days of Summer social media campaign

FDLE launches the Florida Purple Alert Plan | 7/1/2022
Purple Alerts engage the public in the search for the missing person and provide a standardized and coordinated community response.

FDLE arrests Cocoa woman for grand theft in adoption fraud case | 6/18/2022
Woman told people she never planned to give up her child while receiving financial support.

FDLE gearing up to launch Florida Purple Alert Program | 6/16/2022
FDLE will begin issuing Purple Alerts in Florida on July 1, 2022.

FDLE arrests man for traveling to meet a child for sexual activity | 6/9/2022
FDLE arrested Stuart W. Heltne of Daytona Beach, for traveling to meet a minor to engage in sexual activity, solicitation of a minor and transmitting harmful material to a minor.  

Florida Law Enforcement Analyst Academy Class 33 Graduation | 6/9/2022
Class 33 graduates 26 law enforcement analysts.

FDLE arrests police officer for manslaughter | 6/1/2022
Following an FDLE investigation, Joshua Payne was arrested for manslaughter.

FCJEI graduates 29 from the Senior Leadership Program | 5/27/2022
Congratulations to Senior Leadership Program Class 24!

Three charged with campaign finance scheme following FDLE investigation | 5/24/2022
2020 Florida Senate candidate Jestine Iannotti and poltical consultant James Eric Foglesong face felony charges.

Five law enforcement officers inducted into Hall of Fame | 5/21/2022
The five inductees served in Florida law enforcement of a collective total of 190 years.

FDLE arrests former police captain for grand theft, exploitation | 5/4/2022
The case was investigated jointly by FDLE, Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) and the State Attorney’s Office. 

Law enforcement supervisors graduate from Florida Leadership Academy | 4/8/2022
Florida Leadership Academy, Class 50, graduated April 8th!

FDLE releases statement regarding Commissioner Swearingen’s retirement | 3/29/2022
FDLE appreciates the dedication of Commissioner Swearingen and his 38 years of service to Florida.  

FDLE hosts Southwest Border Summit | 3/28/2022
FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen hosted law enforcement leaders from eight southern states to discuss ways to better combat the increased crime coming from the U.S.-Mexico border. 

FDLE arrests owner of Altamonte Springs investment company in Ponzi scheme | 3/3/2022
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested the owner of Platinum Bay Capital Management LLC for operating a Ponzi scheme.  Americo “Rick” Antunes is charged with racketeering.

Accreditation assessment team invites public to comment on FDLE | 2/11/2022
Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on March 14-16. 

FDLE develops autism awareness training for 911 telecommunicators | 1/21/2022
FDLE’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse launched a new course for Florida’s 911 telecommunicators to assist in the safe recovery of children with autism who go missing.

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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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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.