ABOUT US

The Dominican Law Enforcement Officers of Florida Organization,Inc (DLEOFL) is a nonprofit organization registered in the state of Florida that was established in 2017 by members of various law enforcement agencies who are of Dominican descent and work in the state of Florida. The members of this organization felt compelled to give back to the community by volunteering to help those in need and by serving as role models to the children of our communities.

We are dedicated to working with the youth in our community. We provide mentoring, coaching, promote leadership and educational encouragement while saying no to drugs, gangs and misconduct.

Our organization gains the respect of the community by establishing a bond of trust and understanding that fosters awareness and enables us to work with each other . Whether it’s through community fundraisers or participating in a charitable events, we are here to serve and most importantly thrive to set an example through Professionalism, Service and Integrity.

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According to recent reports by the U.S. Census Bureau, Dominican Americans are the fifth-largest Hispanic group in the United States. As of 2015, there were approximately 1.87 million people of Dominican descent in the U.S., including both native and foreign-born and by the year 2020 it’s estimated that this figure will have already surpassed over 2 million.
While the largest population of Dominicans are concentrated in the northeast region of the U.S. recent data shows that the Dominican population in the state of Florida is now on the raise. As many as a quarter of a million Dominican-Americans reside in the sun shine state according to reports by American FactFinder. Florida has surpassed states like Massachusetts and Pennsylvania which have been states were Dominican have had a large presences for many years. The majority of Dominican-Americans living in the state reside in the South Florida area.

DLEOFL states that these Dominican-American officers work in State, Local and Federal Agencies. Many of these officers are high raking personnel who hold command positions such as Supervisors, Sergeants, Lieutenants, Captains and even Majors. As the Dominican-American population grows we will continue seeing the professional and positive influences these Officers will have in the communities and cities they work in. This in turn will provide role models and mentors for our youth and add an invaluable contribution and impact to the State of Florida and the United States as a whole.

Dominicans are moving in large numbers to cities like Miami, Orlando, and Tampa compared to the past when the population was significantly smaller.

Dominican-Americans have enriched the state of Florida with their contagious culture full of energy and hospitality. They have also had a heavy influence in promoting local business and commerce as well as having a strong presence in the trade industry which is facilitated by the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement, making the U.S. and Florida chief trading partners for the Dominican Republic but for the first time in the State of Florida the Dominican-American Law Enforcement Officer are making their presence felt and are contributing many professionals that protect our citizens and help keep our cities safe.

Dominican Law Enforcement Officers of Florida Organization known as DLEOFL, a non-profit organization that helps bring together active and retired law enforcement officers with the common goal of helping children in the community states that a few hundred Law Enforcement officers of Dominican descent live and work in the state of Florida.