John W. Mina, City of Orlando Chief of Police
John W. Mina was born in New York, NY to Michael and Patricia Mina and has two brothers. After moving to New Jersey he attended St. Michael’s Catholic School and is a graduate of Lenape Valley High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. Deputy Chief Mina also completed the Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development Course and will attend the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy in July of 2013.
After serving in the United States Army for three years in the 82nd Airborne Division as a Military Police Officer, Deputy Chief Mina moved to Orlando in 1990 to attend the Police Academy. He has worked many assignments throughout his career at the Orlando Police Department, including the West Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Prevention Division, Training Unit, Drug Enforcement Division, and was the Staff Director for Chief of Police, Val B. Demings. He has also served as the Commander of the North Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division.
In addition to his regular job assignments, Chief Mina served as a member of the SWAT Team for seventeen years and was the Team Commander.
Effective April 1, 2014, he is appointed as Chief of Police.
Chief Mina is involved in social service activities, which include the following:
- The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
- Special Olympics, Law Enforcement Torch Run
- American Heart Association, Heart Walk
- The American Lung Association, Climb for Life
- Operation Giveback.
The following divisions and sections report directly to the Office of the Chief
- Professional Standards Division
- Criminal Justice Section (Legal)
- Staff Director
To contact Chief Mina’s office, please call 407.246.2401