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Troop J




Major Thomas Pikul

Major Thomas Pikul
Troop Commander
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Captain Amos Santiago
Orlando/Deland Office
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Captain Steven Gove
Miami-Dade/West Palm Beach Office
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Captain Ezra Folsom
Tampa/Fort Myers Office
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Sergeant Denise Meredith
Public Affairs Officer
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Troop J Headquarters is currently located in Orlando, commanded by Major Thomas Pikul. Troop J oversees commercial vehicle enforcement operations for Florida’s southern region encompassing Troops C, D, E, F, and L.

Troop J is separated into six districts located in DeLand, Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Miami. Orlando/DeLand is commanded by Captain Amos Santiago. West Palm Beach and Miami are commanded by Captain Steven Gove. Tampa and Fort Myers is commanded by Captain Ezra Folsom.

Troop J is comprised of 122 sworn and 10 non-sworn members. Troop J strategic goals support the Florida Highway Patrol’s broad highway safety mission and troopers strive to save lives by reducing the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle involved traffic crashes and removing high risk motor carriers and drivers from Florida roadways. Troopers enforce provisions of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations related to the operation of commercial motor vehicles and Florida laws focused on commercial vehicle load, size, weight, fuel tax, hazardous material safety, traffic regulations, driver licensing, and vehicle registrations.

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Southern Region CVE
239-225-9606
P.O. Box 613070
Turkey Lake Svc. Plz.
Law Enforcement Bg. #5318
Ocoee, FL 34761-3070

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