Orlando Police Department
|Orlando Police Department|
Patch of the Orlando P.D.
Seal of the Orlando P.D.
|Motto||"Courage, Pride, Commitment"|
|Legal jurisdiction||City of Orlando|
|Lockups||Orange County Corrections|
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) is responsible for law enforcement within the city limits of Orlando, Florida. The OPD currently employs over 700 sworn officers and over 100 civilian employees serving the citizens of Orlando through crime prevention, criminal investigations and apprehension, neighborhood policing, involvement through the schools with young people and overall delivery of police services.
Through a joint effort with other local agencies and Valencia College, uncertified newly hired officers attend a 22-week academy at the Criminal Justice Institute at VCC.
OPD operates a wide range of specialized enforcement units including:
- Traffic Enforcement
- Mounted Patrol (Horses)
- Criminal Investigation Units
- Marine Patrol
- Airport Division (Orlando International Airport)
- Bike Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Gang Unit
- International Drive Team
- DUI Enforcement Team
- Taxi Cab Code Enforcement Team
The Orlando Police Department patrols only within the city proper as illustrated below:
Orlando Police does patrol
Orlando Police does not patrol
- Walt Disney World / SeaWorld
- University of Central Florida
- Unincorporated Orange County
- Areas of Orange County Incorporated, but by other municipalities.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is responsible for patrol of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and all unincorporated parts of Orange County.
Since the establishment of the Orlando Police Department, 15 officers have died in the line of duty.
Kicks for Guns program
The police department has managed, along with local radio program The Monsters in the Morning on WTKS-FM, a "no questions asked" gun exchange for gift cards or sports shoes. In August, 2007, a man turned in an item first identified as a rocket launcher resulting in international publicity. The item was later determined to be an empty carrying case for a TOW missile and its launcher.
- List of U.S. state and local law enforcement agencies
- List of law enforcement agencies in Florida
- 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting
- "Orlando police Chief Val Demings to review policy on cops' keeping guns in cars". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page http://odmp.org/agency/2947-orlando-police-department-florida
- "Florida Cops Get Missile Launcher in 'Kicks for Guns' Exchange". Fox News. August 17, 2007.
- Amnesty: Rocket Launcher Swapped For Trainers |Sky News|World News
- "Police get missile launcher during gun-shoe exchange". China Post. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "Item first identified as a missile launcher is actually a carrying case". Orlando Sentinel. 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2007-08-31.