Orlando Police Department
The Orlando Police Department (OPD) is responsible for law enforcement within the city limits of Orlando, Florida. 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.
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|Motto||"Courage, Pride, Commitment"|
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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:
The Orlando Police Department patrols only within the city proper as illustrated below:
Orlando Police does patrolEdit
Orlando Police does not patrolEdit
- 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 programEdit
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.
- "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.