Orange County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

Orange County Sheriff's Office (Florida)
Orange County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation OCSO
Orange County, FL Sheriff.jpg
Patch of the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Agency overview
Formed 1845
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Map of Florida highlighting Orange County.svg
Map of Orange County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 1,004 square miles (2,600 km2)
Population 1,066,113
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Orlando, Florida
Agency executive Jerry Demings, Sheriff
Website
www.ocso.com

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is the chief law enforcement agency for Orange County, Florida, USA. The office is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the southeastern United States with a budget of more than $180 million dollars and over 2,400 sworn and civilian employees. The current sheriff, Jerry Demings, was elected in 2008 and is the chief law enforcement officer of Orange County responsible for the safety of over 1 million residents and the more than 45 million tourists that visit Orange County each year.

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History

The first sheriff of Orange County dates from the earliest days of Florida's statehood in 1845. On January 31, 1845, the area known as Mosquito County in Territorial Florida was renamed Orange County, a name reflective of the spreading blanket of orange groves throughout the region. Less than six weeks later, on March 3, 1845, Florida's status as a territory was changed to that of statehood. The first statewide election was conducted on May 26, 1845. William Henry Williams was elected to serve as Orange County's first sheriff.[citation needed]

Since 1845, numerous prominent individuals have held the position of the Orange County Sheriff, including David William Mizell. Mizell was the only sheriff killed in the line of duty. There have been numerous theories and tales regarding the story which lead to his demise, ranging from the local tradition of the 'Barber-Mizell feud' to Reconstruction politics to a lawman simply attempting to do his additional duty of levying fines and collecting taxes.

Divisions

Uniform Patrol

  • Sectors (Road Patrol)
    • I (Apopka Division) - 1111 N. Rock Springs Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
    • II (Winter Park Division) - 10244 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 205, Orlando, FL 32817
    • III (Ocoee Division) - 475 W. Story Road, Ocoee, FL 34761
    • IV (Orlando Division) - 2400 W. 33rd Street, Orlando, FL 32839
    • V (T.O.P.S.) - 6825 Westwood Blvd, Suite A, Orlando, FL 32821
    • VI (Bay Lake/Lake Buena Vista contract area) - 1920 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  • Hazardous Device Team
  • SWAT
  • Emergency Response Team
  • K-9 Unit
  • Hostage Negotiation Team
  • Juvenile Arrest & Monitor (JAM) Unit
  • Dive Team
  • Parking Enforcement Unit
  • Agriculture/Marine Team
  • Mounted Patrol/Posse
  • Field training & Evaluation

Criminal Investigations

Special Operations and Investigations

Administrative

  • Employee & Retiree Benefits
  • Fiscal Management
  • Information Management Services
  • Communications
  • Fleet management
  • Civil Process
  • Media Relations

Honor Roll

  • Sheriff David W. L. Mizell - End of Watch: Feb. 1st 1870
  • Deputy Sheriff Bobby L. Corley Sr. - End of Watch: Aug. 8th 1965
  • Deputy Sheriff Samuel Parker Jr. - End of Watch: Jan. 23rd 1975
  • Deputy Sheriff Arnold William Wilkerson - End of Watch: Jan. 10th 1984
  • Deputy Sheriff Frank Nelson Seton - End of Watch: Jan. 4th 1989
  • Deputy Sheriff Thomas Allen Ingram - End of Watch: May 12, 1990
  • Deputy Sheriff Harry Jordan Dalton Jr. - End of Watch: March 25, 1991
  • Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan - End of Watch: May 29, 1996
  • Deputy Sheriff Grady Terrill Braddock - End of Watch: May 26, 1998
  • Deputy Sheriff John Harold Hollomon - End of Watch: Dec. 15th 1998
  • Deputy Sheriff James Marcus (Jimmy) Weaver - End of Watch: Nov. 23rd 2003
  • Deputy Sheriff Mariano (Rocky) Lemus Jr. - End of Watch: May 6, 2005
  • Deputy Sheriff Michael Anthony Callin - End of Watch: Aug. 2nd 2006
  • Deputy Sheriff Brandon Lee Coates - End of Watch: Dec. 8th, 2010

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See also

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Notes

External links

Coordinates: 28°33′06″N 81°24′43″W / 28.5517°N 81.4120°W / 28.5517; -81.4120


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