Today we officially opened the Orlando Police Department Headquarters, a state-of-the-art facility that will enhance department operations, utilize the latest technology and provide new ways for our officers to protect and serve our community.
But this morning’s event was more than just a ribbon cutting: it was about celebrating OPD’s partnerships with you, our residents and business owners. And about building new relationships and working together to prevent and solve crime.
This new home for our police department on Orange Blossom Trail was made for you – to make connecting with our officers easier and to make our officers even more accessible to you.
The headquarters will be a place where our officers will mentor our youth, where your neighborhood group or homeowners association can host a monthly meeting, where our seniors will get the opportunity to go through our citizen police academy tailored just for them and where a business owner can stop in and sign up for our Safe Place initiative.
The headquarters has open, public spaces both inside and out, a community room and a parking zone for online exchanges monitored 24/7.
This is where you can connect with your OPD.
Working together, we can make Orlando the city where residents have the strongest relationship with the police department and make it the safest city in the nation.
– Buddy Dyer, Mayor