To activate a LEO Alert, the following steps must occur
in this order:
1. The local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction will call
FDLE’s Florida Fusion Center (FFC) desk at 850-410-7645. This
LEO Alert point of contact is manned 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
2. FDLE’s on-call supervisor will work with the investigating
agency to offer assistance, ensure the activation criteria have
been met and determine if the alert will be displayed regionally
3. FDLE will work with the investigating agency to prepare
information for public release, including suspect and/or vehicle
information, as well as agency contact information.
4. FDLE will contact the Florida Highway Patrol’s Orlando
Regional Communications Center (ORCC) to send the LEO
Alert. The ORCC communications supervisor will relay that
information to other regional communication centers where
the activation is taking place.
5. FDLE will contact FDOT’s Orlando Regional Transportation
Management Center to develop the message content using the
FDOT-approved template which includes vehicle information,
tag number and other identifiers.
6. FDOT will display the message until the offender(s)
is captured or for a maximum of six hours. The alert will be
displayed on dynamic highway message signs on all requested
highways unless a traffic emergency occurs, which requires a
motorist safety message to be displayed. FDOT also will record
a LEO Alert message on the 511 system when the LEO Alert is
7. The same activation steps will be used if there is revised
vehicle information or a broadcast area is changed.
8. Once FDLE is notified that the offender(s) has been
captured, FDLE will contact the appropriate parties to
cancel the alert. FHP then will notify its other offices of the