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FDLE Showcases 2021 Accomplishments

With the end of the year here, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) showcased some of its members’ most significant 2021 accomplishments. FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said, “Across our many program areas and amid...

FDLE Begins to Construct New Pensacola Regional Operations Center

This week, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate construction on the new Pensacola Regional Operations Center (PROC) “James T. Moore Building.” The new building will be named after...

FDLE Calls on Floridians to Download Mobile App to Search Sex Offender Registry Before...

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) offered a reminder for citizens to download the FDLE Mobile App before Halloween to easily search Florida’s Sex Offender Registry. The “Search Sexual Offenders and Predators” button is...

Tamarac City Manager Charged With Extortion

At the end of last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Office of Statewide Prosecution charged Tamarac City Manager Michael Cernech “with conspiracy to commit racketeering for his role in attempting to extort $3.4...

Florida Leaders Mark Missing Children’s Day

The annual event is held to remember Florida’s missing children, recognize the state’s efforts in child protection, and educate Floridians on child safety and abduction prevention.

Ron DeSantis: Florida has Zero Tolerance for Violence, Rioting and Looting

On Monday, as riots and protests continue across the nation in response to George Floyd’s murder, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that he was calling up 700 members of the Florida National Guard soldiers and 1,300 Florida Highway Patrol troopers to support local law enforcement efforts.

FDLE, LCSO Start Nation’s First Automated Rapid DNA Collection

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday the nation’s first fully automated Rapid DNA collection process has been launched at the Leon County Detention Facility.

Crime Dropped in Florida During the First Half of 2019

The state government released the “2019 Semi-Annual Uniform Crime Report” on Monday which showed crime dropped 6.1 percent compared to the first half of 2018 with almost 17,100 fewer reported incidents.

Casey DeSantis Focuses on High Suicide Rate for First Responders

On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis held a listening session with first responder leaders to discuss the need to provide better emotional support to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical responders due to the growing crisis of depression, PTSD and suicide in their ranks.

FDLE Finishes Multi-Year Sexual Assault Kit Project

On Monday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) completed a three-year project to process older sexual assault kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies to FDLE labs following a 2016 Sexual Assault Kit Assessment.
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Ashley Moody, Pam Iorio, State Government Want Police Officers to Mentor Young Floridians

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio are teaming up with law enforcement and Big Brothers Big Sisters to encourage closer ties between police officers and children across Florida.

Ashley Moody, FDLE Issue Consumer Alert on Skimming, Spoofing Scams

Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a Consumer Alert on Thursday following growing reports of a new multilayered scam involving skimming, spoofing and stealing financial information. The scam works like this: a scammer uses a skimmer to steal credit or debit card information, then uses spoofing technology to pose as the representative of a financial institution.