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Coordinates: 28°32′29″N 81°23′00″W / 28.541285°N 81.383455°W / 28.541285; -81.383455

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.

Orlando Police Department
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Patch of the Orlando P.D.
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Seal of the Orlando P.D.
Abbreviation OPD
Motto "Courage, Pride, Commitment"
Agency overview
Formed 1875
Legal jurisdiction City of Orlando

Sworn members 700+
Unsworn members 100+
Agency executive
Facilities
Lockups Orange County Corrections[1]
Website
Official website

Contents

AcademyEdit

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.

Specialized unitsEdit

OPD operates a wide range of specialized enforcement units including:

WeaponsEdit

The Orlando Police Department issues its officers the Sig Sauer P226 chambered for 9mm. [2]

JurisdictionEdit

 
Ford F-150 XL code enforcement vehicle.

The Orlando Police Department patrols only within the city proper as illustrated below:

Orlando Police does patrolEdit

 
A 2008 Chevrolet Impala police car from the Orlando International Airport.

Orlando Police does not patrolEdit

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is responsible for patrol of Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and all unincorporated parts of Orange County.

HistoryEdit

Since the establishment of the Orlando Police Department, 15 officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Kicks for Guns programEdit

The police department has managed, along with local radio program The Monsters in the Morning on WTKS-FM,[citation needed] 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.[4][5][6] The item was later determined to be an empty carrying case for a TOW missile and its launcher.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.orangecountyfl.net/cms/DEPT/correct/default.htm
  2. ^ "Orlando police Chief Val Demings to review policy on cops' keeping guns in cars". orlandosentinel.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page http://odmp.org/agency/2947-orlando-police-department-florida
  4. ^ "Florida Cops Get Missile Launcher in 'Kicks for Guns' Exchange". Fox News. August 17, 2007.
  5. ^ Amnesty: Rocket Launcher Swapped For Trainers |Sky News|World News
  6. ^ "Police get missile launcher during gun-shoe exchange". China Post. 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
  7. ^ "Item first identified as a missile launcher is actually a carrying case". Orlando Sentinel. 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2007-08-31.

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