Winter Park Police Department

  • Agency: Winter Park Police Department
  • Address: 500 N. VAAve, Winter Park, 32789 FL
  • Chief: Douglas M Ball (Chief of Police)
Phone: 407-599-3272
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Winter Park Police Department is located at 500 N. VAAve, Winter Park, 32789 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Douglas M Ball. The Winter Park Police Department phone number is 407-599-3272.

Winter Park Police Department News

Big shout out and thank you to CORKCICLE for giving us forty-eight of these super-cool containers as a thank you. Love the colors! We appreciate your appreciation! THANK YOU!! ☺️

On October 22nd, at approximately 11:30 pm, Officers responded to the parking lot of the Miller’s Ale House restaurant at 1251 Lee Road in reference to an Armed Robbery. As the victim was walking to her vehicle she was approached by two black individuals who robbed her at gunpoint. They fled the area in an unknown type black sedan. The first suspect was a male wearing a blue hoodie with orange and white on it. The second suspect was unknown sex and was described as skinny and wearing a pink blanket. The victim was treated for a minor injury as the suspect struck her during the robbery. There is no other information regarding this case and it remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call WPPD at 407-644-1313.

PINK BASH Our very own Sergeant McComie and Officer Bracknell participated in the Pink Bash fashion show. They escorted models on the runway, who were breast cancer survivors. It was a GREAT event for a GREAT cause! 💟

UPDATE: The perimeter is breaking down. The area is secure & back open. Sanford is continuing their grand theft investigation. Thanks to Seminole County Sheriff's Office and Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida for their assistance today!

Breaking Alert Please stay out of the area of 17-92 from Gay to Fairbanks. Police activity.

Fall Is In the Air It's that time of the year again - when little ones dress up all cute and come knocking on your door. Here are some basic safety tips for those partaking in the annual trick-or-treat tradition.

Winter Park PD at the 31st Annual MADD Central Florida Law Enforcement and Prosecutors Recognition Ceremony Today, Officer Tony Fairbanks and Officer Genesis Alejandro represented the Winter Park Police Department, with honor, by being recognized several times each. Officer Alejandro received the Department Top DUI Award and the Drug Enforcement Award of Excellence. Unfortunately, Officer Alejandro was unable to attend; Chief Deal accepted his awards. Officer Fairbanks received the Drug Recognition Expert Award of Excellence, the DUI instructor Award of Excellence and special recognition for being our team captain for the annual Walk Like MADD event held in April at Cranes Roost. Additionally, Officer Jessie Eller attended the event to support the Winter Park Police Department and the Apopka Police Department where her wife, Officer Ashley Eller won the DUI Instructor Award of Excellence and the Drug Recognition Expert Award of Excellence. Also in attendance was Captain Jamie Watson. CONGRATULATIONS to all the recipients for your passion and devotion to education and the enforcement of impaired driving.

Girl Scouts Visit Officer Whitman gave a tour of the Winter Park Police Department to inquisitive and engaging local Girl Scouts based out of 1st United Methodist Church Winter Park. We enjoyed their smiles and showing them where we work each day. THANKS for coming by!

NEWS RELEASE

OFFICER DOWN Another tragic loss. Officer Marcus McNeil of the New Orleans Police Department was killed this morning. Officer McNeil was married with two young children. He was a member of the New Orleans Police Department since July 2015. We mourn the loss of a hero and send our deepest condolences. RIP.

Safety Awareness Tips for Women We encourage women to be aware, be informed, and be prepared to take action, when needed. S.A.F.E. (Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) class is offered at WPPD. Please visit our website for upcoming class dates and registration.

Graduation This morning, Lt. Roesner graduated from the FDLE's Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute's Senior Leadership class. The goal of the Senior Leadership Program (SLP) is to provide a continuing education forum for the development and refinement of leadership skills for Florida’s middle management criminal justice professionals. Program participants engage in a study of individual leadership skills, styles and characteristics, with applications to leadership in teams, organizations, and the community. Strategic thinking, strategic planning, innovative problem solving, and leadership of change are program components that prepare criminal justice professionals to create and lead change in criminal justice organizations and in Florida communities. Captain Jeff Biles, Captain Jamie Watson and Communications Manager Vonda Jones had the honor of attending the graduation ceremony. Well done Lt. Roesner!

Road Closures Please take note if driving in, to, or from Winter Park this weekend.

OFFICER DOWN We send our deepest condolences to the Texas Tech University Police Department and to the family and friends of the officer killed last night. #HERO #EOW #RIP #ThinBlueLine #WeStandWithYou

It's World Mental Health Day This is a great opportunity to start discussions or learn more about mental health - for yourself and for those you care about. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including: -- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry -- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse -- Family history of mental health problems -- Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely. 24/7 Call 9-1-1 for immediate emergency assistance 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Hotline

Feel Good Monday Story 😀 Last week, Officer Eller responded to the police station to meet with a distraught 6 year-old-girl. Miss Alyssa Cook had set her Oakley Sunglass Case containing her “treasures” on the curb at New England Avenue and Park Avenue while she said goodbye to her friend. Miss Cook accidentally left the sunglass case when she was picked up by her father. Upon return to the location, the case was gone. Miss Cook requested her father make contact with the police to report the loss, should someone find the sunglass case. Although Ms. Cook’s father did not want to inconvenience the police department with the issue, Officer Eller provided extraordinary service to young miss Cook by completing a lost property report. Miss Cook was grateful and was told that she would be contacted if someone turned in her treasures. Miss Cook left the police station pleased. Today, Miss Cook and her father were called to the police station. Although her treasures were not turned in, Officer Eller, along with Capt. Watson, Lt. Bologna and the entire squad, presented Miss Cook with replacements for her treasures (along with several cool WPPD items). Officer Eller commented to Miss Cook she was an admirable young lady and we wanted to do our best to replace what she had lost.

SCAM ALERT The Winter Park Police Department was recently alerted to a phone scam where a message is left on voice mail indicating that the City of Winter Park needs to verify credit card information. A call back phone number is left. **The City of Winter Park will never “cold call” you to ask for you to call a phone number to verify credit card information. If you receive a call asking you to do this, ignore the call. If you answer the phone and actually speak to a person, ask for their name and department they work in as well as a call back number and then hang up. You can then contact the department (not using the number they provided) that they claimed to work for to verify the call. As a reminder, the Utilities Division will not call you to inform you that your services are going to be shut off unless immediate payment is made without having sent you something at your billing address to inform you that your bill is past due.

Who doesn't love a BBQ? City Employee BBQ prepared by members of the Police Department - fantastic Friday food enjoyed by many.

Did you know it's #WorldSmileDay? What a great way to end the traditional work week. Smiling can be contagious....😀

A Thursday AAAWWWWW Moment ☺️ These little ones from St. Margaret Mary Pre-K dropped off treats for us this afternoon. Adorable. Sweet. You all made our day! Thank You!!

National Night Out 2017 What an awesome time - we had a blast! Thanks to all our community members and local citizens who came out last night. Thanks to all our community partners who participated in the event. This was a great opportunity for you to meet us - engage, enjoy, learn and have a little fun. We hope you did.

It's TONIGHT! - We will have information on crime prevention. - Free micro-chipping for your pets. - Flu-shots for those who qualify. - Try your detective skills and work a crime scene. - Experience scenarios in our simulator. - Free food (and Kona Ice) There will be many interactive displays from both the Police and Fire Departments. Come on out and see us. We will be at the Public Safety Building (500 N. Virginia Ave) from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Harbor House 24-HOUR CONFIDENTIAL CRISIS HOTLINE 407-886-2856 There is help.

What happened after Officer Rojas & Officer Anderson helped an ice cream truck that broke down? They got it moving.... THANK YOU for the afternoon treat! 😀