Mayor Dyer to Swear in Orlando’s New Police Chief
In November, Mayor Buddy Dyer appointed Val Demings as the new Chief of
Police of the Orlando Police Department. On Thursday, January 10, the official
transfer of authority and responsibility from Chief McCoy to Chief Demings will
take place with the time-honored Change of Command ceremony.
The Change of Command is a traditional ceremony that will mark the public
transition from one Chief to the next. It marks a historic moment in the history
of the City of Orlando as Chief Val Demings is sworn in as the 36th Police Chief
and first female Chief in Orlando.
Mayor Dyer and Chief Demings will continue to dedicate all available resources
to combating crime. Under new leadership, the Orlando Police Department will
continue to incorporate new and innovative crime-fighting strategies, such as:
placing 75 additional police officers on our streets removing more than 120 guns
from our streets with the Illegal Gun Bounty program targeting street level
crime and drug dealing with “Operation Delta” – arresting more than 800
criminals the creation of the Safe Orlando Task Force; and
deploying “Operation All Hands on Deck” – placing more street level patrols in
the City’s “hot spots
WHEN: Thursday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for media to begin set-up
WHERE: Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Media parking: Bob Carr Load Zone on Alexander Street
Media interviews: Will be held immediately following the ceremony on the stage