Troop Boundaries & Information

Troop F


Major Joseph Franza
Troop Commander
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Northern Region
District Commander

Captain Richard Benton
Special Operations
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Captain Michael Gideons
Southern Region
District Commander
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Lieutenant Gregory Bueno
Public Affairs Officer
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Troop F Headquarters is currently located in Bradenton, commanded by Major John Baumann. Troop F consists of ten Southwest Florida counties including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota.

Troop F is separated into two districts: North and South Operations. The North District covers Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. The South District covers Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Lee counties and is commanded by Captain Michael Gideons. The Special Operations Section leads Traffic Homicide squads in both districts as well as a Criminal Interdiction Unit and is commanded by Captain Richard Benton.

Troop F is staffed by 155 sworn positions along with 16 non-sworn positions and has a long and proud tradition of excellence, due in large part to the positive and motivated employees that promote FHP’s motto of Courtesy, Service, and Protection. Excellent cooperation with local, state, and federal law enforcement and governmental entities help the troop to be very successful in our mission of promoting a safe and secure Florida through professional law enforcement and traffic safety awareness.

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5023 53rd Ave. E
Bradenton, FL 34203
Ft. Myers
10041 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33913
4010 S Tamiami Trl.
Venice, FL 34293

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