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Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee is a nine-member group made up of citizens nominated by the Orange County Mayor, each County Commissioner, the Sheriff, and the police union. Please review the policy for more details. If you are interested in volunteering for the committee, please contact your Commissioner.


The committee’s mandate is twofold:

To provide a public forum for constructive dialogue between citizens and law enforcement;

To study relevant policies and procedures and provide recommendations, if any, for positive change.


The Citizens Advisory Committee meets monthly.

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Procedure for August 13 meeting

To comply with CDC Social Distancing Guidelines and keep our citizens safe, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will conduct meetings virtually until further notice. Orange County remains committed, however, to providing alternative platforms for the citizens to have the opportunity to submit their public comment.


Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Topic:  Use of Force Policy

View the Use of Force and other related policies.


**The meeting will be held via Zoom.  Click here on August 13, 2020 at 6:00PM to attend the virtual meeting.**

Meeting ID: 923 7616 1207

Passcode: 612801

One tap mobile:  +13126266799,,92376161207#,,,,,,0#,,612801#

Procedure for Public Comments

Written Public Comment

Please email your comment to OCSOCitizensAdvisoryCommittee@ocfl.net before 12 PM (noon) the day of the meeting. Include your name, address, phone number and the topic of your public comment in the email. At the beginning of the public comment period, Orange County Sheriff’s Office staff will enter your submission into the public record if it is relevant to the topic being discussed.


Live Public Comment

We will provide an opportunity for those participating in the event virtually to comment during a Question and Answer session at the conclusion of the meeting, time permitting. In order to participate in the session, you must use the chat function in the virtual setting. The questions that are not addressed due to time constraints will be read into the public record at the next scheduled meeting.

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 9, 2020
February 13, 2020
March 12, 2020
April 9, 2020
May 14, 2020
June 9, 2020
July 2, 2020  
July 21, 2020  
August 13, 2020 (Meeting to be held virtually at 6:00PM. Check back for details and information on how to attend.)
September 10, 2020
October 8, 2020
November 5, 2020
December 10, 2020


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