FDLE is supposed to be in charge against crimes against children…but no so much in the 3rd judicial district

This happened in 1998 and things have not changed.

Agent Is Well-known For Pedophile Work

January 9, 1998|By Jim Leusner of The Sentinel Staff

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent who earned a nationwide reputation for nabbing pedophiles on the Internet is resigning his job.

“Doug Rehman, a 10-year veteran of the agency, submitted his notice Wednesday to supervisors in Orlando, effective April 30.

“There comes a point in time when you have to stop allowing yourself to be punched in the head and step out of the ring,” Rehman said Thursday. “It’s become real clear that nothing is going to change.”


FDLE is certainly in charge with crimes against children; but instead of investigating someone for such crimes, they want us to do all the leg work and that is part of the 3rd Judicial Circuit.

At least in the case at hand, they should have spoken to our police chief and asked why the evidence was not sent to FDLE; yet, it probably would not have done any good because we know our Chief will not tell the truth because she is fearful to lose her job if she does.  That is what is happening at Town Hall these days.  The Town Manager and former Mayor plus two other council members keep everyone in line including citizens by placing fear of retaliation.


Crimes Against Children

The Crimes Against Children Program (CACP) is located within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). This program is charged with providing investigative, training and intelligence assistance to local law enforcement agencies. This program takes a proactive approach to investigating and preventing child pornography and the sexual exploitation of children.

Intelligence Assistance

The first step in this program is the identification of local, state and federal law enforcement professionals working these cases. The networking and sharing of intelligence and investigative data enhances the existing communications network of the Florida Investigative Support Center (FISC) within FDLE. This database enables FDLE personnel to identify patterns and movements of specific criminal activities. In addition, it provides local law enforcement investigators with a statewide medium through which they share criminal information.

Investigative Assistance

Special Agents of the CACP have received extensive training in the area of crimes against children. Consequently, members of this program are qualified to investigate multi-jurisdictional operations and organized crimes against children. In addition, investigative and technical assistance is provided to local law enforcement agencies.

The major concerns include:

  • Serial Child Homicides
  • Pedophiles
  • Child Pornography
  • Child Sexual Abuse

CACP also has the ability to utilize the services of FDLE Special Agents who have been specifically trained in psychological profiling.

Multidisciplinary Training

The third main responsibility of the CACP is to ensure that Florida?s professionals dealing with these cases are offered training, which exposes them to the latest information and techniques. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic regarding crimes against children, and is geared toward a specific audience. The workshop instructors are professionally recognized as having outstanding expertise in their subject area. Not only do the workshop participants benefit from the instructors? experiences and expertise, but the also have the opportunity to network.

If any additional information is desired about the Crimes Against Children Program, please contact:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice Information Services
Crimes Against Children Program
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302

But it may not do any good and that is why some of us have written to the Governor’s office. Since our Chief of Police would not provide FDLE the information by protecting her job, it just placed other children in jeopardy.  She should be so proud.  She loves animals but obviously not children so much or she would have done something!


Karin for the blog

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