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

The City of Winter Park held a celebration at the Community Center to honor our nation’s heroes. Winter Park Police members attended, along with the Honor Guard, who performed the presentation of colors. We hold great respect to all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and are blessed to work alongside many of these men and women in our department!

Daisy Troop 4500, from Brookshire elementary school, stopped by yesterday to take a tour of our agency! They learned about stranger danger, gun safety, bicycle safety, and the importance of 911. MPO Rodriguez and MPO Whitman were delighted to have you all visit!

** HERO DOWN ** Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who was killed this morning. This hero ran into an active shooter situation to protect his community, save lives and he in turn gave his - the selfless sacrifice of a hero. "When he heard the gunfire, he ran in. He ran in and no doubt saved others... And that's what cops do. That's what he did." - Sheriff Geoff Dean Sgt. Ron Helus had been on the force for 29 years and he was planning on retiring next year. He is survived by a wife and son. The Winter Park Police Department sends condolences, prayers and support to Sgt. Helus's family and to our law enforcement brothers and sisters. We hurt with you, we stand with you and we mourn with you. Prayers to the families of the victims in this tragic incident and to the community as well. Thank you for your service Sgt. Helus. Rest in Peace Brother. #HERO #EOW #LODD #ThinBlueLine

The PD and Winter Park Fire-Rescue Department got to hang out with @CalvaryFirstSteps preschoolers this morning and had a great time with the kiddos! They got a chance to check out our emergency vehicles and learn about personal safety. Great kids and great teachers!

Congratulations to our newest Master Police Officers! These ladies were promoted today. They have provided exemplary service to the residents of Winter Park for over 10 years and will continue to serve the community in a greater capacity. Job well done!

Last evening our stars CST Ed Bigley and CST Carla Sundvall participated in Crimelines annual Zoo Dun It at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford. The event as always was a great success! Thanks Crimeline for all you do to help the law enforcement community!

WPPD participated in the 1st Annual K-9 competition sponsored by the Oviedo Police Department. Pictured from left to right are Lt Errol Colon, Div Chief Jamie Watson, K-9 Ofc. Jonathan Maingot, Ofc. Aaron Stephenson and not pictured Ofc. Justina Lopez all attended the event in support of our K-9 program. Congratulations to Ofc. Maingot and K-9 Brutus!

Sweetest Rebels cupcakes was our neighbor at @ocpsotc Festival. Got the peanut caramel ones. Yum! Sorry doughnuts, I think we need to take some time apart...😂

Sharon is a longtime resident and friend of ours. It’s always great to see familiar faces wherever we go. At Orange County Technical College’s Community Festival!

Thank you OCTEC for inviting us to this great event in #OurCommunity! What a beautiful (and cool 🙌🏽) #SaturdayMorning and we get to spend it here 👍🏽

Out at Orange County Technical College’s Community Festival! Stop by and check out all the useful resources and say hello!!!

Thanks for sharing these with us! Always a good time meeting and greeting with the little ones 🤗

We’re out there keeping watch over our neighborhoods. Let’s all do our part to ensure no one ever gets hurt from speeding vehicles. Obey the sign or pay the fine. #TrafficSafety

MPO “Batman” and Division Chief “Minnie” spent their evening all around the town, hanging out with #OurCommunity 🤗 Happy Halloween everyone! 👻 🎃

Let's make this a safe Halloween for everyone this year. 🎃

Accreditation Assessment Scheduled An accreditation program has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that an entity has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Schools, universities, and hospitals are some of the most well-known organizations that are required to maintain accreditation. In 1993, Florida Statute 943.125 encouraged the Florida Sheriff’s Association to create an independent voluntary law enforcement agency accreditation program. Representatives from the Florida Sheriff’s Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association developed the program and modeled it after the national accreditation program. The program had the following objectives: - Establish and maintain standards that represent current professional law enforcement practices. - Increase effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of law enforcement services. - Establish standards that address and reduce liability for the agency and its members. - Establish standards that make an agency and its personnel accountable to the constituency they serve. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) is the entity responsible for facilitating, coordinating and managing state accreditation in Florida. CFA is a part of FDLE. A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 4, 2018 to examine all aspects of the Winter Park Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Winter Park Police Department has to comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health and safety issues. The on-site assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from around the State. The assessors will review written materials; interview individuals; and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment Team Leader is Captain Jerry Rothman of the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. Other team members are Ms. Wendy Dorival from the Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University Police Department and Sgt. Gary Gambino from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. As part of the on-site assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Winter Park Police Department from Administrative Division Chief Jeff Biles at 407-599-3380. For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Winter Park Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please write to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302, or email to info@flaccreditation.org. Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report back to the full Commission, who will then decide if the agency is to receive accredited status. Winter Park’s accreditation is for 3 years. Verification by the team that the Winter Park Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. The Winter Park Police Department went through initial accreditation in 2000; reassessments were in 2004, 2007 and 2010, 2013, 2015 and now again in December 2018.

Trick or Treat on the Ave! Look who made a special appearance 🙀

The Winter Park Police Department will be conducting a speed enforcement campaign beginning Mon, Oct. 29th. It will focus on areas of the city where there are specific speeding problems. The campaign is intended to increase public awareness and help to provide a safer community for all to enjoy. #SaveLives

Today, Chief Deal swore in three new Police Officers. We are excited to have them become part of our team. Congrats and welcome to your police family! 💙 #Duty #Honor #Service #ThinBlueLine

Reminder of Event Tomorrow The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. (DEA) The Take Back Day provides an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Please bring in all your unused, unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal. WHEN: Tomorrow (Oct 27) from 10 AM – 2 PM WHERE: Public Safety Building, 500 N. Virginia Ave, WP

The emergency pantry of Tranquil Terrace was filled with the help of Christy Perez and her employees from the Sabal Club apartments and with donations from the St. John Lutheran Church! This would not be possible without their continual support to our senior's first program! We ❤️ #OurCommunity You all make a difference in the lives of our senior community everyday!

** NOW HIRING ** You Can Be Part of the WPPD Team We are hiring for the position of Emergency Communications Operator. This is a great opportunity to be a team member in a dynamic, community-focused agency. Please visit our web page for more details and instructions on how to apply.

Hooray! The Winter Park Police Department was recognized at the Crimeline Annual Awards Breakfast 🍳 yesterday. #WPPD received this award for Outstanding Law Enforcement Participation. Thank you CrimeLine! Remember 1-800-423-TIPS(8477) to report tips anonymously!

Members of #WPPD participated in a Winter Park Community Workday on Sunday, October 21, 2018. This is a collaborative effort with the New Bethel Church, New Warner Chapel, Ward Chapel, Mt. Moriah Church, First Baptist Church Winter Park and other friends to repaint the Ideal Women’s Club and the Welbourne Avenue Day Nursery. Y’all are awesome 👏 😎!!! We love #OurCommunity!