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John W. Mina

Sheriff John Mina

Sheriff John W. Mina has dedicated his life to public safety.

He spent nearly 28 years with the Orlando Police Department, where he rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014.

In November 2018, Orange County voters chose Mina as the 29th elected Sheriff. He has lived in Orange County for 30 years and cares deeply about this community.

Sheriff Mina’s law enforcement career has been built on strong leadership by example and the ability to effect positive change.

As Sheriff, his priorities are to make Orange County an ever better and safer place to live, work and visit, build greater connections and trust throughout the community and ensure that Deputies have the best training and equipment available so they can be safe while protecting others.

Community engagement, trust and transparency have been the hallmarks of Sheriff Mina’s leadership style and he is a trusted face of law enforcement in Central Florida.

Sheriff Mina has testified before the United States Congress and spoken at the White House on law enforcement matters.

Sheriff Mina is a member of the Major County Sheriff’s Association, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida SWAT Association, the FBI National Academy Associates, and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force. 

Sheriff Mina also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Central Florida Crimeline, The Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, YMCA Central Florida, Heart of Florida United Way, Operation American Dream, and the Camaraderie Foundation.

Prior to entering law enforcement, Sheriff Mina proudly served his country as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College.

Sheriff Mina has completed the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course and is a graduate of the 254th Session of the FBI National Academy.

Sheriff Mina and his wife Tracie have two adult sons, Chase and Nicholas.


CALEA and CFA Accreditation Programs

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal

Click the public portal link above to leave comments regarding the Orange County Sheriff’s Office compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. The comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.

The public comments submitted go directly to CALEA and not the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc (CALEA) Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Logo

This accreditation program recognizes professional achievements for addressing and complying with established standards developed by law enforcement practitioners covering a wide range of up-to-date law enforcement topics. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) was initially accredited in 1995 and subsequently re-accredited every three to four years.

The OCSO has received three honors as a result of the assessments. They are the “Flagship”, “Gold Standard - Accreditation with Excellence” (2 time recipient) and the “Advanced Meritorious” (4 time recipient) awards.

CLICK HERE to read our last CALEA Accreditation Assessment report.


The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Logo

Developed by the Florida Sheriffs Association and the Florida Police Chiefs Association, this law enforcement accreditation process requires compliance with professional standards designed specifically for Florida law enforcement agencies. The OCSO was initially accredited in 1996 and subsequently re-accredited every three years. The OCSO is the first agency in the State of Florida to receive the Excelsior Status recognition five times.

CLICK HERE to read our last CFA Accreditation Assessment report


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