This Week's Program: Mark Dubina, FDLE, on Homeland Security
Mark Dubina was born and raised in Miami.
He attended Florida State University where he received a Bachelors Degree in Criminology.
In 1983 Mr. Dubina
was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff at the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
In 1985 he was hired as a Special Agent with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco in Clearwater.
In 1989, Mr. Dubina joined the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Tampa Bay Region to investigate racketeering, organized crime, murder for financial gain, public corruption and white collar crime.
He became the FDLE representative on a US Customs Drug Smuggling Task Force and a FBI Bank Fraud Task Force and was certified as a US Customs Blue Lightning Task Force Agent.
He was later assigned to the FDLE Office of Executive Investigations.
In 1998, Mr. Dubina was promoted to Special Agent Supervisor and managed the Clearwater Field Office, before transferring to the Criminal Intelligence Squad.
supervised a variety of criminal cases, including domestic special interest groups and anti-government extremists.
Mr. Dubina supervised the planning and operation of dignitary protection details for the Governor of the State of Florida, the Governor's family and other authorized dignitaries.
He also coordinated the memorandum of understanding for the Regional Multi-Agency Gang Task Force and was elected Co-Chairman of the Gang Task Force oversight committee.
supervised and coordinated a number of special events on behalf of FDLE
from fire/EMS personnel during Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, security operations for the Republican Governors' Association
annual meeting, Election Year Vice Presidential and Gubernatorial Debates in St. Petersburg and Governor Bush's Inaugural Ball in Tampa.
In 2001 Mr. Dubina
participated in the initial planning and subsequent implementation of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force
(RDSTF) concept in Florida following the terrorist attacks in September 2001.
is currently responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Tampa Bay RDSTF, which includes 18 full-time members from both local law enforcement agencies and FDLE
The Tampa Bay RDSTF covers a geographic area that includes nine counties in West Central Florida.
Mr. Dubina is responsible for all aspects of domestic security investigations, and is FDLE's liaison to Ports in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee County.
directs and reviews all investigations concerning terrorism/domestic security conducted by the Tampa Bay RDSTF and all intelligence/special projects conducted by Tampa Bay RDSTF Crime Analysts.
is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a daily electronic intelligence bulletin provided to law enforcement managers and investigators in the Tampa Bay Region.
also coordinates an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) project with ICE Supervisors.
Mr. Dubina has attended numerous specialized law enforcement courses and is a certified law enforcement instructor.
He has worked as a consultant to Wells Fargo Investigative Services , is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and the past President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
He is a past graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg.
family have lived in St. Petersburg for over 20 years.