Specialized Areas

Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII)

The Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence (BCII) is led by a Bureau Commander that holds the rank of Major. The Bureau Commander serves as the Florida Highway Patrol’s Chief Investigator. BCII is a component of the agency’s Special Services Command.

The Bureau consists of 6 operational components, 2 regionally dispersed Investigative Operations Sections (North & South) are led by Section Commanders that hold the rank of Captain, the Intelligence and Analysis Section led by the Chief of Intelligence, the Strategic Operations Unit, the Case Management and Investigative Coordination Unit and the Executive Transportation Section. Inclusive to these sections are specific programmatic areas related to organized crime, terrorism, domestic security, gangs, criminal interdiction, transportation of Florida’s Lieutenant Governor, critical infrastructure protection, and biometric recognition and analysis.

The Bureau conducts investigations into auto theft, commercial vehicle and cargo theft, heavy equipment theft, identity theft, driver’s license fraud, title fraud, odometer fraud, and other criminal activity related to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and Division of Florida Highway Patrol authorities. The Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence works closely with local, state, and federal partners in a concerted effort to combat all types of criminal activity.

Bureau of Criminal Investigations & Intelligence Headquarters Contact Information

Phone: (850) 617-2383
Fax: (850) 617-5090
2900 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0500
BCII-HQ@flhsmv.gov


Strategic Operations Unit

850-617-2384, BCII-SO@flhsmv.gov

The Strategic Operations Section is comprised of the Office of Criminal Interdiction and Office of Homeland Security. The Strategic Operations Unit is responsible for managing and coordinating homeland security operations, criminal interdiction operations and the agency’s canine program. This section is also tasked with coordinating FHP’s statewide law enforcement task force participation.


Intelligence and Analysis Section

850-617-2383, BCII-IA@flhsmv.gov

Intelligence is raw criminal or terrorist-related that has been vetted and analyzed to provide meaningful and trustworthy actionable knowledge to law enforcement decision makers about complex criminality, criminal enterprises, criminal extremists, and terrorists.

Headquartered in Tallahassee, the Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) Section retains primary responsibility for all intelligence-related issues, including analysis, operations, training, compliance, and policy. The section is managed on behalf of the Bureau Commander by the Deputy Chief Intelligence Officer, and is comprised of a cadre of non-sworn intelligence analysts, including analysts located at headquarters in Tallahassee and within Field Offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami.

I&A provides full-spectrum (tactical-operational-strategic) intelligence as well as investigative analytic support to patrol operations, investigators, and FHP leadership. FHP is also an active member of the Florida Fusion Center and regularly contributes to joint publications. I&A participates in numerous state and national task forces on priority issues related to the mission of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Division of Florida Highway Patrol. The agency is a member of the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units.


Investigative Management and Coordination Unit

850-617-2384, BCII-IMC@flhsmv.gov

Headquartered in Tallahassee, the Investigative Management and Coordination Unit is the central repository for all case files and records of the BCII. It reviews complaints originating from other divisions within DHSMV and external sources for appropriate assignment. All public records requests pertaining to BCII records are processed through this section. The Investigative Management and Coordination Section provides statistical information pertaining to case work load and closings related to the performance management standards and annual reporting. All requests for case openings are reviewed and processed through this section. In addition, the section is responsible for the coordination of investigative assignments with other agencies and manages the Division’s participation in the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force in Miami.


Investigative Operations Section North

850-617-2299, BCII-ION@flhsmv.gov

Headquartered in Tallahassee, Investigative Operations North serves our stakeholders in Troops A, B, C, G, H and I. BCII Investigators in this section are assigned to Field Offices in Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and Lakeland.

The Section conducts investigations into auto theft, commercial vehicle and cargo theft, heavy equipment theft, identity theft, driver’s license fraud, title fraud, odometer fraud, and other criminal activity related to the DHSMV function. The Section works closely with local, state, and federal partners in a concerted effort to combat criminal activity.

The geographical area of responsibility of Investigative Operations North encompasses the following Florida counties:

Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gadsden, Liberty Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Columbia, Suwannee, Baker, Bradford, Union, Alachua, Levy, Lafayette, Dixie, Gilchrist, Marion, Putnam, Flagler, Clay, St. Johns, Duval,  Nassau, Sumter, Volusia, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas.


Investigative Operations Section South

305-513-3458, BCII-IOS@flhsmv.gov

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Investigative Operations South serves our stakeholders in Troops D, E, F, and L. The BCII Investigators in this section are assigned to Field Offices in Miami, Davie, West Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Bradenton and Orlando.

The Section conducts investigations into auto theft, commercial vehicle and cargo theft, heavy equipment theft, identity theft, driver’s license fraud, title fraud, odometer fraud, and other criminal activity related to the DHSMV function. The Section works closely with local, state, and federal partners in a concerted effort to combat criminal activity.

The geographical area of responsibility of Investigative Operations North encompasses the following Florida counties:

Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Martin, Broward, Dade, Monroe, Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Lee, Collier, Highlands Hendry, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole.