Orange County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency for Orange County, Florida. The office is large with a budget of more than $300 million and over 2,700 sworn and civilian employees. The current sheriff, John Mina, was elected in a 2018 special election, and is the chief law enforcement officer of Orange County responsible for the safety of over one million residents and the more than 72 million tourists that visit Orange County each year.

Orange County Sheriff's Office
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Flag of Orange County
Flag of Orange County
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionUSA
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Map of Orange County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction
Size1,004 square miles (2,600 km2)
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida
Agency executive


The first sheriff of Orange County dates from the earliest days of Florida's statehood in 1845. On January 31, 1845, the area known as Mosquito County in Territorial Florida was renamed Orange County, a name reflective of the spreading blanket of orange groves throughout the region. Less than six weeks later, on March 3, 1845, Florida's status as a territory was changed to that of statehood. The first statewide election was conducted on May 26, 1845. William Henry Williams was elected to serve as Orange County's first sheriff.[1]

Since 1845, numerous prominent individuals have held the position of the Orange County Sheriff, including David William Mizell. Mizell was the only sheriff killed in the line of duty. There have been numerous theories and tales regarding the story which led to his demise, ranging from the local tradition of the 'Barber—Mizell feud' to Reconstruction politics to a lawman simply attempting to do his additional duty of levying fines and collecting taxes.

Deputies are issued the Glock 21 GEN 4 .45 ACP as the standard issue sidearm.


One of the Orange County Sheriff's Office duties is to act as the law enforcement department for Walt Disney World Resort, with the office having a location (above) onsite

Uniform PatrolEdit

  • Sectors (Road Patrol)
    • Headquarters/Operations - 2500 West Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
    • I (Apopka Division) - 1111 N. Rock Springs Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
    • II (East Orlando Division) - 11000 Lake Underhill Rd., Orlando, FL 32825
    • III (Ocoee Division) - 475 Story Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
    • IV (Orlando Division) - 2400 W. 33rd Street, Orlando, FL 32839
    • V (T.O.P.S.) - 6825 Westwood Blvd, Suite A, Orlando, FL 32821
    • VI (Bay Lake/Lake Buena Vista contract area) - 2700 Village Services Trail, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
  • Hazardous Device Team
  • SWAT
  • Emergency Response Team
  • K-9 Unit
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Juvenile Arrest & Monitor (JAM) Unit
  • Dive Team
  • Parking Enforcement Unit
  • Agriculture/Marine Team
  • Mounted Patrol/Posse
  • Field training & Evaluation

Criminal InvestigationsEdit

Special OperationsEdit


Rank structureEdit

Rank Insignia
Chief Deputy  
Master Deputy
Deputy First Class
Deputy / Detective

Deaths on dutyEdit

Since 1870, one Sheriff, 17 Deputy Sheriffs, and one Corrections Officer have died in the line of duty.[2]

1. Sheriff David W. L. Mizell[3]
EOW: Monday, February 21, 1870
Cause: Gunfire

2. Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr.[4]
EOW: Sunday, August 8, 1965
Cause: Vehicular assault

3. Deputy Sheriff Samuel Parker, Jr.[5]
EOW: Thursday, January 23, 1975
Cause: Motorcycle accident

4. Deputy Sheriff Arnold William Wilkerson[6]
EOW: Tuesday, January 10, 1984
Cause: Gunfire

5. Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton[7]
EOW: Wednesday, January 4, 1989
Cause: Fall

6. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Allen Ingram[8]
EOW: Saturday, May 12, 1990
Cause: Vehicular assault

7. Deputy Sheriff Harry Jordan Dalton, Jr.[9]
EOW: Monday, March 25, 1991
Cause: Gunfire

8.Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan[10]
EOW: Wednesday, May 29, 1996
Cause: Vehicular assault

9. Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock[11]
EOW: Wednesday, May 27, 1998
Cause: Vehicular assault

10. Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon[12]
EOW: Tuesday, December 15, 1998
Cause: Automobile accident

11. Deputy Sheriff James Marcus "Jimmy" Weaver[13]
EOW: Monday, November 24, 2003
Cause: Struck by vehicle

12. Deputy Sheriff Mariano "Rocky" Lemus, Jr.[14]
EOW: Friday, May 6, 2005
Cause: Duty related illness

13. Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin[15]
EOW: Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Cause: Vehicular assault

14. Corrections Officer Mark Lindsey Parker[16]
EOW: Thursday, March 19, 2009
Cause: Gunfire

15. Master Deputy Craig A. Heber[17]
EOW: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Cause: Heart attack

16. Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates[18]
EOW: Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Cause: Gunfire

17. Detective Michael K. Erickson[19]
EOW: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Cause: Heart attack

18. Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine[20]
EOW: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

19. Deputy First Class Norman Lewis[21]
EOW: Monday, January 9, 2017
Cause: Traffic Accident

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Orange County Sheriff's Office > Office of the Sheriff > History of OCSO".
  2. ^ "Orange County Sheriff's Office, FL".
  3. ^ "Sheriff David W. L. Mizell". Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  4. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley, Sr".
  5. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Samuel Parker, Jr".
  6. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Arnold William Wilkerson".
  7. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton".
  8. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Thomas Allen Ingram".
  9. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Harry Jordan Dalton, Jr".
  10. ^ "Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan".
  11. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock".
  12. ^ "Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon".
  13. ^ "Deputy Sheriff James Marcus "Jimmy" Weaver".
  14. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Mariano "Rocky" Lemus, Jr".
  15. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin".
  16. ^ "Corrections Officer Mark Lindsey Parker".
  17. ^ "Master Deputy Craig A. Heber".
  18. ^ "Deputy First Class Brandon Lee Coates".
  19. ^ "Detective Michael K. Erickson".
  20. ^ "Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine".
  21. ^ "Deputy First Class Norman Lewis".

External linksEdit

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