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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.

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.

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 honors Excellence in Leadership award winner | 8/25/2023
FDLE Tampa Bay Assistant Special Agent in Charge J Scanlan received the agency’s distinguished Excellence in Leadership award.

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

AG Moody, FDLE, HCSO to hold press availability about the Olympus Pools investigation | 8/14/2023
Join us at FDLE Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center at 10:30 AM.

FDLE agents arrest Spring Hill woman for possession, transmission of child sexual abuse material | 8/10/2023
Ronda Hawkins, 42, faces charges including possession and transmission of CSAM.

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.

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. 
 

Five Florida law enforcement officers inducted into Hall of Fame | 6/5/2023
Law Enforcement Hall of Fame honorees

FDLE arrests Clay County man for human trafficking | 5/25/2023
Investigators believe that there may be additional victims, and anyone with information is urged to call FDLE’s Human Trafficking Hotline at 855-FLA-SAFE (855-352-7233)

Today is National Missing Children’s Day | 5/25/2023
FDLE reminds citizens to opt in to receiving life-saving Wireless Emergency Alerts

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FMROC drug chemists and TBROC biology and firearms members conducted testing that ultimately aided in this conviction and sentencing. | 2/28/2022
FMROC drug chemists and TBROC biology and firearms members conducted testing that ultimately aided in this conviction and sentencing.

Many members of FDLE JROC helped the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office work through this tragic case, and DNA aided in conviction of murderer Kimberly Kessler. | 2/28/2022
Many members of FDLE JROC helped the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office work through this tragic case, and DNA aided in conviction of murderer Kimberly Kessler. 

Detectives learn man accused of rape in Florida Keys died in Guatemala | 12/20/2021
Detectives learn man accused of rape in Florida Keys died in Guatemala (local10.com)
 

Brett Pleasant found guilty of second-degree murder in death of Jo Ann Leasure | 12/20/2021
“I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to work with Lauren Tirollo on the Brett Pleasant investigation. As the lead detective for the investigation, I can say this was initially a very hard case to work on. We conducted an extensive scene processing and canvass of the area surrounding the scene, but were left with no real leads in this case. This appeared to be a complete stranger committing a complete random act of violence. This case I can say was solved by Lauren Tirollo, for the processing as well as subsequent identification of Brett Pleasant. If not for the processing that she performed, this subject would not have been identified as fast as he was. Yes, additional DNA evidence assisted in the successful prosecution in this case. It was the latent work that truly solved this case. This morning, Brett Pleasant was sentenced to life in prison for the murder. I wanted to take a moment and extend my gratitude for Lauren’s work, that she did on this case.”
Detective Robert Patton, Homicide, Lee County Sheriff’s Office
 

FCSO: 4th of July Celebration lands Man in Jail | 11/19/2021
A 72-year-old man is charged with firing into a dwelling after Flagler County deputies say he fired into the air, leading to multiple bullets striking someone's home.

Cove burglary spree suspect nabbed by Panama City police with new fingerprint tech | 11/19/2021
A suspect in a rash of Panama City home burglaries has been identified in part thanks to a new fingerprint technology program.

Tampa Man Guilty Of Gun And Drugs Crime – CW44 Tampa Bay (cbslocal.com) | 11/2/2021
Tampa Man Guilty Of Gun And Drugs Crime – CW44 Tampa Bay (cbslocal.com)

How Jacksonville detectives cracked a 21-year-old cold case | firstcoastnews.com | 11/2/2021
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/crime/cold-cases/how-detectives-cracked-21-year-old-cold-case/77-fec3fef4-30cb-48ea-a56a-c67cd2effbd8

Retired JSO detective pleads not guilty to murder, other charges | 12/15/2020
William Baer, 64, is charged in the 1999 stabbing death of Jacksonville businessman Saad Kawaf.

FDLE: Three Years After First Report, Rape Kit Backlog All Clear | 12/15/2020
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says its done processing more than 8,000 untested rape kits.

TPD Wins International Award for Closing Cases, Tracking Down ‘Predator Turned Serial Killer’ | 10/2/2020
An international award given to the Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit hinged on the investigative work that went into the arrest of a capital city "sexual predator turned serial killer" in 2019.

Fla. Man Vanished in 2015 – and Wife Is Arrested After His Remains Are found Buried in Backyard | 9/18/2020
Police allege Laurie Shaver got remarried near the exact spot where her husband's body was found

Cape Coral 13-year-old Arrested for Sexual Assault | 9/16/2020

A Cape Coral teen was arrested Monday and charged with sexual battery against a 5-year-old.



Fingerprint, DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest in Nearly 20 Year Old Rape and Burglary Case | 9/10/2020
Police say with the help of DNA and fingerprint evidence, they have arrested the person they believe to be responsible for an armed burglary and rape that happened nearly 20 years ago.

Dan Markel Dateline episode | 9/1/2020
Tallahassee Trap - Dateline

Florida Man Wanted for Murder in 2003 Cold Case Turns Self In | 5/28/2020
A Florida man was arrested for murder after turning himself over to authorities in a case that had been cold for 17 years.

Florida ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Case Cracked with DNA from Suspect’s Son | 1/24/2020
Florida 'Pillowcase Rapist' Case Cracked with DNA from Suspect's Son

When the ‘Gainesville Ripper’ terrorized a Florida college town with fear and murder | 8/26/2019
On Aug. 24, 1990, Danny Rolling brutally murdered his first two victims

Kidnapping of and then locating Kamiyah Mobley – FDLE did the DNA testing that provided Alexis Manigo was Kamiyah Mobley | 8/13/2019
On July 10, 1998, a woman impersonating a nurse entered a Florida hospital room, took a newborn baby from a teenage mother, and disappeared without a trace.

Rape and murder of Kim Dorsey – FDLE did DNA testing that linked Lance Kirkpatrick to the crime | 4/8/2017
The accused sits down with Dateline's Andrea Canning and offers a very different account of what happened inside the Dorsey home

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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.