Chief Paul Rooney
On behalf of the men and women of the Orlando Police Department, welcome to our
website! The Orlando Police Department is located in the heart of Downtown
Orlando and sits between the beautiful new Amway Center and the Federal
Courthouse. We proudly serve a population of approximately 270,000 citizens
within 110 square miles of the City of Orlando. Our Department employs a staff
of approximately 1000 individuals (750 sworn and 250 support personnel) to
ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors to the City
As Chief of Police, I invite you to browse through our website and familiarize
yourself with the many dimensions of the Orlando Police Department. We pride
ourselves as being one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country and
are fully accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation. We offer great opportunities to anyone seeking a career in law
enforcement ranging from working with students as a school resource officer, to
commanding a high risk special team. In addition, we provide our citizens with
opportunities to get involved in community- related programs and safety events.
To name a few... Neighborhood Watch, Citizen’s Observer, Citizens Police
Academy, and many more.
In closing, I would like to thank Mayor Buddy Dyer and our City Commissioners
for their valuable assistance and support throughout the year; they have made
public safety a top priority. In addition, I would also like to extend my
appreciation to the citizens of Orlando. Without their support, our mission to
“Keep Orlando a safe city by reducing crime and maintaining livable
neighborhoods” would not be possible.
We look forward to serving you with Courage, Pride and Commitment!