Office of the State Attorney

Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida





As the chief law enforcement officer of this jurisdiction, charged with the duty to see that laws are fairly enforced, the State Attorney has an affirmative responsibility to investigate illegal activities throughout the Circuit. This function is the primary responsibility of the Investigative Division. The Investigative Division is comprised of two major sections:

  1. The Special Investigations Division conducts the investigations of such matters as organized criminal activity, political corruption, complex fraud, international drug smuggling, and white collar crime. These investigations are generally long term, complex and have Circuit-wide impact.

  2. The Court Investigative Division renders assistance to felony and misdemeanor prosecutions at the intake stage and in case preparation for trial. The investigators act as liaisons between prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies and also assist prosecutors during trial.


  • Active State of Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification

  • U.S. Citizen

  • Valid Florida Driver's License

  • Substantial Background with Criminal Investigations

A college degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one (1) year of required criminal investigative experience.

Applicants Interested in applying should send a completed State Employment Application along with a current Resume to:

Office of the State Attorney
Attn: J Purdy, Assistant Chief of Investigations
P.O. Box 399
Fort Myers, Florida 33902

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 Click here to E-mail: Investigative Applicant Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.






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