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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.

OCSO Accreditation Recognition

Excelsior Award, Excellence Award, Meritorious Award

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) recognized our agency as an Excelsior Agency, the first in the State of Florida to receive the Excelsior for the fourth 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.

1996 CFA Initial Accreditation Report

1999 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2001 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2004 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2007 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2010 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2013 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2016 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

2019 CFA Re-Accreditation Report

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.

1995 CALEA Initial Accreditation Report

1998 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2001 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2004 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2007 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2010 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2013 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2016 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report

2020 CALEA Re-Accreditation Report


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