Law Enforcement

Orange County, Florida, is served by multiple law enforcement agencies that ensure public safety and enforce the law throughout the area. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, led by the elected sheriff, is the primary law enforcement agency responsible for unincorporated areas of the county. It handles a wide range of duties, including criminal investigations, patrol, and specialized units like K-9 and marine patrols. Additionally, the city of Orlando, which is the county seat, has its own police department, the Orlando Police Department, which manages law enforcement within city limits, focusing on community policing and crime prevention. Other municipalities within Orange County, such as Winter Park and Apopka, also maintain their own police departments, each dedicated to serving the specific needs of their communities. Together, these agencies collaborate to maintain law and order, respond to emergencies, and engage in community outreach programs to foster a safe environment for all residents and visitors.