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Office of the Sheriff

John W. Mina

At the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, we are committed to serving our community with honor and integrity while reducing crime and enhancing quality of life for our residents and visitors.

Moving forward, my priorities will be lowering crime, strengthening relationships throughout our community, increasing transparency and innovation and maintaining a commitment to inclusion.

Our most important mission is reducing crime, especially in some of our most vulnerable and challenging areas, so that safe neighborhoods can thrive. We will be responsive to the unique needs of our diverse and dynamic community. We will use innovative crime fighting strategies and leverage technology in more ways than ever before.

We all know there are very few crime trends that can be eradicated by simply arresting our way out of them. As your Sheriff, I will continue to build crucial partnerships throughout the community to tackle these issues.

A community is stronger when its citizens are informed and involved. I want our residents to feel comfortable interacting with law enforcement so that trust exists when you need our help fighting crime in your neighborhoods.

We will work harder than ever before to strengthen those bonds and that work will start at the top. You will see me out in the community, and you will get to know me as a leader who listens to your concerns and acts on them.

I am also extremely committed the safety of the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. I will ensure our deputies always have the best training and equipment available to keep themselves and this community protected.

There is much work ahead of us. Orange County continues to grow and that growth presents exciting opportunities and new challenges. I have lived in this community for 28 years; I’ve raised my family here. I spent more than 27 years fighting crime and building relationships in this community.

After decades of military and law enforcement experience, I still have a strong desire to serve. As your Sheriff, I will never stop working hard for this community that I love.

John W. Mina

Orange County Sheriff John Mina

OCSO Accreditation Recognition

Excelsior Award, Excellence Award, Meritorious Award

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation recognized our agency as an Excelsior Agency, the first in the State of Florida to receive the Excelsior for the second time. This award was developed as recognition for agencies that have attained certain longevity in accreditation and remain committed to a philosophy of excellence. The Excelsior Award recognizes agencies that have received five unconditional assessments.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, bestowed two prestigious honors on the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as the result of the Gold Standard Assessment conducted by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

The first honor received was the Accreditation with Excellence Award. This award is given to further recognize those agencies with a proven history of excellence in the accreditation process, and serves to provide other agencies seeking accreditation with examples of “best practices” to address compliance, policy development, file maintenance, and other issues relating to the accreditation process. 

The Advanced Meritorious Award was the second honor received.  This award recognizes 15 years, or more, of continuous commitment to accreditation.