DeSantis Appoints Mark Glass to Commissioner of Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement

August 22, 2022 Updated 4:36 PM ET

Mark Glass.
Mark Glass.

TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Mark Glass as the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), who has served as the acting commissioner since May 1 of this year.

Glass presided over the arrest of 20 individuals who the DeSantis Administration says voted illegally, carried out in coordination with the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor and DeSantis’ new Office of Election Crimes and Security.

The FDLE has prioritized fighting illegal immigration spikes under President Joe Biden’s administration. In June, Glass’ FDLE opened a a strike force of law enforcement to apprehend those suspected of human smuggling, human trafficking, and seizing illegal weapons.

Glass has served for 30 years in the United States Armed Forces. He served in the U.S. Army as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and as a Jayhawk pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard. Other roles include the Florida Army National Guard and the District of Columbia National Guard.

The new commissioner was previously the director of the Florida Capitol Police. He was also the director of security for the Florida Lottery.

Glass graduated from the Florida Highway Patron Academy and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Academy. He was a state trooper, a Florida Fish and Wildlife officer, and a criminal investigator for Texas.

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