Public safety continues to be our top priority. Our City has more police officers and firefighters per thousand residents than any major city in Florida. Last month, Chief John Mina officially took over the Orlando Police Department and Chief Mina and the entire department are working diligently to protect our community.
We recognize that you play an important role in keeping Orlando neighborhoods safe and believe that resident engagement is an effective way to reduce crime. To strengthen the partnership with you in the fight against crime, I am joining Chief Mina in May and June to host Summer Safety Series events in each district throughout the City.
The free events will give you an opportunity to meet Chief Mina, who has spent the last 23 years with the Orlando Police Department. During the events, we will provide you with information about ways you can partner with the City to combat crime, as well as details on a number of public safety resources.
I invite you to take part in the Summer Safety Series, meet Chief Mina and learn more about how you can help keep our community safe.