Florida Department of Law Enforcement

  • Agency: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Address: 2331 Phillips Rd, Tallahassee, 32308 FL
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement is located at 2331 Phillips Rd, Tallahassee, 32308 FL. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement phone number is 850-410-7000.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement News

Our generous members at FDLE Tampa donated hundreds of backpacks, shirts, and school supplies for students at Springfield Elementary School in Panama City. Here is just a small sample of their generous gifts. Thanks to all those who helped put smiles on children's faces after Hurricane Michael!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims of the terrible attack in Thousand Oaks, California last night, especially with Ventura County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Ron Helus, who, despite being near retirement, bravely gave his life to save others. "He was willing to sacrifice his life for the sake of others," said Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean of Sgt. Helus. "He ran into danger — he didn't walk." May Sgt. Helus and all the victims of this heinous crime rest in peace. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/thousand-oaks-shooting-sheriff-s-sgt-ron-helus-among-12-n933856

Save the date! The next Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday through Friday, November 13-16, 2018, in the Chairman’s Club at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The meeting agenda is online at: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/getattachment/MSDHS/Meetings/November-Meeting/MSDHS-Meeting-Agenda-Nov-13-16-FINAL.PDF.aspx?lang=en-US

UPDATE: This AMBER Alert has been resolved. The children were found safe. Thank you for sharing! PLEASE SHARE THIS POST! A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Khalid Preston, a black male, 1 year old, 2 feet tall, 22 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, who was last seen wearing a blue shirt, dark blue jeans, and white shoes and Tavion Calloway, a black male, 4 weeks old, 7 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, who was last seen wearing a grey onesie with sports gear on it. The children were last seen in the area of the 3400 block of Swindell Drive in Lakeland, Florida. The children may be in the company of Shauncey Miller, a black male, 21 years old, 6 feet tall, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, who was last seen wearing a hoodie, a white tank top, dark blue jeans, and grey and white shoes. Shauncey has a tattoo on the front of his neck that states, "God's Son" They may be traveling in a 2003, green Nissan Altima, Florida tag number 0950YJ. The rear driver's side wheel has a black rim. All other rims on the vehicle are factory, silver hubcaps. The hood of the vehicle does not latch correctly; therefore is not completely sealed. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these children please contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 or 911. #FLAMBER.

FDLE is in the process of issuing a Florida AMBER Alert. Please stay tuned. #FLAMBER

Orlando PD, FDLE use cutting-edge technology to solve 2001 murder of Christine Franke

UPDATE: This alert has been canceled. The child has been safely recovered. Thank you for sharing! PLEASE SHARE THIS POST! A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Jason Cairoza, a white-hispanic male, 17 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 140 pounds, blonde curly hair and brown eyes, last seen in the 300 block of NE 26th Terrace in Homestead, Florida, wearing a blue and purple long sleeve shirt, khaki pants, and red shoes. Jason may have a cut on his left wrist. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Homestead Police Department at 305-247-1535 or 911. #FLMissingChild #MissingChild

FDLE Miami arrests three on drug charges FDLE agents arrested three suspects on drug charges including Sweetwater City Commission candidate Jose Mejia, 29. Mejia was arrested at his home, 11059 NW 6th Terrace, Miami, Florida, today on three counts of trafficking cocaine. Also arrested were Christopher Laboy, 24, 3190 SE 122nd Avenue, Miami, Florida, on two counts of trafficking cocaine and Angel Berdecia Campo, 63, 10933 SW 4th Street Apt. 5, Miami, Florida, on one count of trafficking cocaine. The arrest comes after a joint investigation by FDLE, Sweetwater Police Department, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. FDLE began its investigation in October after receiving information from a confidential source. “With cocaine deaths continuing to rise across Florida, it’s imperative to stop the flow of drugs into our communities, and these arrests will help that effort in Sweetwater,” said FDLE Miami Special Agent in Charge Troy Walker. “I appreciate the hard work of our FDLE agents, Sweetwater PD and DEA agents on this case.” “We would like to thank all participating agencies including FDLE for their continued hard work in taking dangerous criminals and drugs off our streets,” said Sweetwater PD Chief Placido Diaz. “We will continue to be transparent, and move forward as a newly accredited agency to ensure our residents are safe and our professional standards as a law enforcement agency are met.” “As we know only too well, drug trafficking corrupts all that it touches,” commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “The allegations contained in these charges are extremely serious for all of the individuals arrested.” All suspects were booked into Miami-Dade Jail. The Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit is prosecuting this case.

Special Agent Lauren Lamar from our Orlando office showed great compassion in Panama City when she was told by the National Guard of two abandoned dogs left in a pen. SA Lamar responded to the address and found the dogs locked in a fenced pen with no food or water. She gave the dogs food and water and made several trips back to give them more. SA Lamar learned that the homeowners abandoned the property and left the dogs locked up during and after the storm. She made numerous calls to shelters and animal services and arranged for the dogs to be rescued before her team returned to Orlando earlier this week. Kudos to SA Lamar for an outstanding job saving these dogs from a horrible fate!

Congratulations to Capitol Police Deputy Director Mark Glass for being recognized as a Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient by the Northwest Florida State College Foundation! http://www.nwfscfoundation.org/Alumni/DistinguishedAlumniRecipients/2018_JeffreyMarkGlass_Distinguished.cfm

Have you downloaded FDLE's new free public safety mobile app yet? It contains tools that can help keep you and your children safe while trick-or-treating tonight. In addition, here are some Halloween safety tips from Attorney General Pam Bondi: - Trick-or-treat in a group with a trusted adult; - Practice road safety—look both ways before crossing the street and utilize sidewalks and crosswalks; - Equip children with a light source such as a flashlight, glow stick or reflective gear; - Never let children go into the home of a stranger and do not approach dark houses; and - Inspect commercially wrapped treats and properly dispose of candy with odd discoloration, pinholes or tears in wrapping. Be safe out there, Florida, and Happy Halloween! http://www.myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/E447F1674EB0817285258337004F6006

The Florida Missing Child Alert for I'LAN REEVES has been canceled. The child has been found safe. If you would like further information, please call the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200. Thank you for your shares!

UPDATE: This Alert has been canceled. The child has been found safe. Thank you for your shares! A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for I'lan Reeves, a black female, 3 years old, 3 feet tall, 45 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, last seen in the 2000 block of Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee, Florida. The child may be in the company of Levonshay Reeves, a black female, 27 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 190 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. They may be traveling in a 2015, gold Nissan Sentra, Florida tag number IUCJ25. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200 or 911. #FLMissingChild #MissingChild #MissingChildAlert

Download the FDLE public safety app today! Just in time for Halloween, FDLE launches a new mobile app making it easy for citizens to see where sexual offenders have registered a residential address in Florida. The “Search Sexual Offenders and Predators” button is one of seven FDLE public services featured in the new app. You can also report suspicious activity through the app and include photos!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Saturday's heinous attack on Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue. Hate like this has no place in our society. The link below offers some resources from the National Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative specifically geared toward communities of faith and houses of worship. If you #SeeSomethingSaySomething! http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/FFC/Documents/Toolkit-Documents/Safety-for-Faith-Based-Events-and-Houses-of-Worshi.aspx

FDLE is hiring a Government Analyst II to work in our grants office in Tallahassee. Use the below link for more info on the position and how to apply (including the required written exercise portion of the application, which is due by Oct. 31). And please share this to help us find the best candidates for the job! https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-GOVERNMENT-ANALYST-II-71000121-FL-32308/514324900/

Great job! MROC teams up with OFR and AG's Office to stop man defrauding seniors with elaborate scheme: FDLE agents arrested Bernard McBride Jr., 57, of 3458 Saulstars Court, Sarasota for four counts of grand theft that took place over a year. In 2014, the Florida Office of Financial Regulation received a victim complaint related to investment fraud and began conducting a joint investigation along with FDLE and the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution. The joint investigation showed McBride established a shell company, Tutela Mining Inc., in Florida to facilitate the sophisticated sale of fraudulent convertible promissory notes (CPNs) to victims, mostly seniors, who lived in Florida as well as South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Experiencing high pressure sales tactics in the form of constant telephone calls and email solicitations from a West Palm Beach telemarketing company employed by McBride, the victims were persuaded to make the initial or additional purchases of CPNs. The money was deposited in McBride’s bank accounts. The sales totaled $281,224.41 and McBride used the money for his own personal enrichment. On Monday, October 15, McBride was arrested and booked into Sarasota County Jail and charged with three counts of grand theft ($20,000-$100,000) and one count of grand theft ($100,000 or more). The Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution is prosecuting this case. The Florida Attorney General's Office offers a brochure, "Savvy Consumers Can Stop Fraud: A Guide for Seniors" which provides valuable guidelines and steps for consumers to take to protect their interests.

Accreditation team invites public comment on FDLE

Say hello to Mikey, a perky pup who was rescued during a welfare check after he was found abandoned after Hurricane Michael. He had fun with our agents and partners at the team's base camp in Gulf County and is now in the process of finding a new home. #HurricaneMichael #Dogs #MansBestFriend #HappyEnding

FDLE has helped coordinate hundreds of law enforcement missions in areas hit by Hurricane Michael. From re-establishing communications networks, working search-and-rescue missions, performing welfare checks, assisting local law enforcement with patrols, coordinating major recovery missions, and helping to organize and distribute much-needed supplies, more than a dozen FDLE teams have been hard at work helping to bring relief and hope to communities devastated by the record-setting storm.

FDLE has helped coordinate hundreds of law enforcement missions in areas hit by Hurricane Michael. From re-establishing communications networks, working search-and-rescue missions, performing welfare checks, assisting local law enforcement with patrols, coordinating major recovery missions, and helping to organize and distribute much-needed supplies, more than a dozen FDLE teams have been hard at work helping to bring relief and hope to communities devastated by the record-setting storm.

Great job, FDLE Jacksonville! #FDLE #arrest https://www.news4jax.com/news/jacksonville-physician-pleads-guilty-to-taking-kickbacks-from-presciptions

For those with damage from #HurricaneMichael in counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance (Bay, Franklin, Gulf, Taylor, Wakulla, Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson, Gadsden, Holmes, Washington, Leon), Operation #BlueRoof provides temporary repairs to homes. Check out www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof for more info.

FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen and Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Pritt stand beside a van stuffed full of supplies donated by our members to help law enforcement families impacted by Hurricane Michael. Thanks to all of our generous members who donated, and a huge thanks to all of our members and law enforcement partners who are working tirelessly across the panhandle to help with the recovery! #LawEnforcement #FloridaStrong #PanhandleStrong #850Strong

For those who have lost their jobs due to damage from Hurricane Michael, Gov. Scott announced today that Florida has been awarded National Dislocated Worker Grants, which offer temporary employment opportunities helping affected communities rebuild. https://www.flgov.com/2018/10/16/gov-scott-disaster-relief-employment-available-to-floridians-impacted-by-hurricane-michael/