Mark Glass remains FDLE officer for second term

To mark Glass will remain as Commissioner of the Department of Law Enforcement until the start of the reign. Ron DeSantis’ second semester.

The Republican governor announced the personnel update on Tuesday Twitter.

“Commissioner Mark Glass has done a great job leading (FDLE) – I look forward to his continuing in our second term,” DeSantis tweeted.

Glass replaced former commissioner Rick Swearingenwho left the FDLE in May after 38 years with the agency.

As originally announced in late March, Swearingen’s resignation was due to take place on September 1, just two months before Election Day. However, just three days later, Swearingen announced that his last day would be the following week instead. The former commissioner did not explain his accelerated departurewho only noted in his letter that the effective date had been “moved up”.

Glass has been with FDLE since 2015 and was previously the Homeland Security Officer for the Florida Fusion Center.

FDLE has played a central role in fulfilling the DeSantis agenda. Along with the State Department, FDLE plays a joint role in investigating election crimes as part of the new Bureau of Election Crimes and Security. The legislature assigned 10 of the new positions from the FDLE mandate.

Glass helped oversee the investigation that started the first round of arrests under the new law.

The department also played a role in the governor’s immigration policy. DeSantis hired FDLE to investigate federal fugitive flights to Jacksonville that led to Florida’s own fugitive flights that summer.

FDLE has a budget of nearly $388 million and nearly 2,000 positions.


Within a week of his re-election, DeSantis began announcing the list of officers who would return to his administration for his second term. general surgeon Joseph Ladapo was the first.

Education commissioners have also returned Manny DiazDirector of Emergency Management Kevin GuthrieMinister for Children and Families Shevaun Harris and Minister for Juvenile Justice Eric Hall. Simone Marquise is go into retirement and will not return to the AHCA as Secretary and Secretary of the Department of Economic Opportunity Danish eagle also resigns from public office.

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