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Airport Division

    • Provides police services to Orlando International Airport, one of the 30 busiest airports in the world
    • Officers serve inside and outside the terminal; providing foot patrol, mountain bike patrol and perimeter security in off-road vehicles
  • There is a dedicated investigations division and an anti-crime proactive squad
  • Officers serving in the Airport Division work with several federal law enforcement and security agencies
  • Travelers in need of police services can contact 407.825.2065

Extra Duty Employment

  • Provides temporary police services to private businesses/organizations/individuals for a fee
  • Coordinated through Special Operations/Extra Duty Coordinator
  • The police services can be requested for security and/or traffic concerns

K-9 Unit

    • Started in 1966
    • Currently owns 14 dual-purpose canines
    • Seven are for narcotics detection and seven are for bomb detection
    • All canines are utilized to augment primary patrol operations
  • Canines are used to track and apprehend violent felony offenders
  • German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are utilized
  • There are two squads: One sergeant and six officers per squad

Mounted Patrol Unit

    • Started in 1982
    • Currently owns six horses
    • Percheron/Thoroughbred mix
  • Staffed by one full-time sergeant and one full-time officer
  • There are 32 cross-trained officers
  • Emphasis on crowd control and special events

Traffic Enforcement Division

The Orlando Police Department Traffic Enforcement Section consists of three Traffic Units: Traffic Homicide Unit, School Crossing Guards and Marine Patrol Unit (Labor Day to Memorial Day).

The Traffic Homicide Unit specializes in:

  • Investigating traffic crashes involving a death or serious bodily injury where death is likely
  • Conducting follow-up investigation on all hit and run crashes with investigative leads
  • Using traffic surveys, crash report data and information from the community to identify roadways in need of traffic enforcement
  • Participating in statewide safety campaigns including Click It or Ticket, Best Foot Forward and Over the Limit, Under Arrest
  • Conducting escorts for the President of the United States and other federal, state and local officials
  • Managing traffic operations for major sporting events including Orlando Magic, Orlando Solar Bears, Russell Athletic Bowl and Capital One Bowl games

*Note, if you are looking to pay for or view a red light citation, please visit the City of Orlando’s “Orlando STOPS” page.

 

 

 

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