The Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement (AgLaw) encompasses a vast spectrum of responsibilities within the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The main headquarters for the Administrative staff is located in Tallahassee, Florida. Director, Colonel Darrell Liford, and the Assistant Director, Lieutenant Colonel Lou Leinhauser, as well as three Bureau chiefs, are housed at this location, along with support staff needed for the day-to-day operations.
The Department’s Bureau of Uniform Services is the first line of defense at Florida’s borders in protecting agriculture. The Bureau operates 23 agricultural interdiction stations located on every paved highway, crossing the natural boundary of the Suwannee and St. Mary’s rivers. Agricultural vehicle inspections are conducted at each location around the clock, 365 days a year, by 224 law enforcement personnel.