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FDLE members recognized for exceptional performance | 3/26/2024
Spotlights members’ key achievements, productivity, contributions to criminal justice.

Petition circulator arrested for fraud involving abortion initiative | 3/25/2024
After a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) investigation Andres Felipe Salazar, 37, Tampa, was arrested for criminal use of personal identification information.

FDLE, Jefferson County SO and Monticello PD arrest three following offender operation | 3/5/2024
FDLE, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Monticello Police Department arrested two sexual offenders and one sexual predator following a countywide operation to verify the addresses of registered offenders.
 

FDLE hosts first-ever mental health seminar for Florida officers | 2/27/2024
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is hosting Florida’s first-ever Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) later this week in St. Lucie County.  The program was developed by FDLE, Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) and other state law enforcement agencies.
 

FDLE arrests Tallahassee woman on fraud charges | 2/22/2024
FDLE arrests DOR employee on fraud charges

ICYMI: Wakulla County, FDLE make arrests | 2/19/2024
FDLE joined Wakulla County Sheriff's Office and other agencies in Operation Thin Ice.

Florida detainee DNA hits lead to arrests in sexual battery cases | 2/2/2024
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the state to make arrests under a new DNA database collection law, signed by Governor Ron DeSantis, that went into effect last July.

This week is National Data Privacy Week | 1/26/2024
FDLE offers tips on how to keep your data private

FDLE Capitol Police Officer Angela Ormerod provides information on swatting | 1/24/2024
After a nationwide increase of swatting calls, FDLE Capitol Police Officer Angela Ormerod is providing information to Floridians about swatting and what to do if it happens to you. 
 

FDLE graduates 22 from its Advanced Leadership Program | 1/16/2024
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) Bureau of Professional Development recently graduated 22 agency members from its Advanced Leadership Program.
 

FDLE recognizes National AMBER Alert Awareness Day | 1/13/2024
January 13 is AMBER Alert Awareness Day

FDLE Commissioner Glass thanks members for 2023 accomplishments | 1/10/2024
As we move into the new year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is highlighting some of its members’ most significant 2023 accomplishments.

 

FDLE Commissioner Glass thanks members for 2023 accomplishments | 1/10/2024
As we move into the new year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is highlighting some of its members’ most significant 2023 accomplishments.

 

FDLE arrests registered sexual predator for failing to report internet identifiers, vehicle information | 12/12/2023
Man convicted for crimes against children in 2004 following FDLE investigation, arrest. 

FDLE provides holiday safety tips | 12/11/2023
The Florida Fusion Center is providing safety information before the holidays encouraging Floridians to be aware of their surroundings. 

FDLE Capitol Police Officer Angela Ormerod provides safety tips ahead of Halloween | 10/31/2023
FDLE Capitol Police Officer Angela Ormerod offers these tips for keeping your family safe while trick or treating this Halloween. 
 

FDLE commemorates 15 years of Florida Silver Alerts | 10/31/2023
This month marks the fifteenth anniversary of Florida’s Silver Alert program.  Since the program’s inception in 2008, more than 3,200 Silver Alerts have been activated, more than 170 this year alone. 

FDLE invites families to the Third Annual Capitol Police Trunk or Treat event | 10/26/2023
Happening October 26 in the Capitol courtyard.

FDLE arrests paid petition circulators for fraudulent use of personal ID information | 10/23/2023
Three fraudsters arrested in separate cases.

FDLE, LCSO arrest South Carolina fugitive wanted for crimes against children | 10/6/2023
Fugitive absconded from South Carolina authorities in March

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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.