• Coronavirus (COVID-19): Continue to practice social distancing when in public. Visit ocso.com/coronavirus for more information.

Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee is a nine-member group made up citizens that meet monthly.  The Committee members are nominated by the Orange County Mayor, each County Commissioner, the Sheriff, and the police union. 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.

Click here to view the previously submitted Citizens Advisory Committee Recommendation Reports.

Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting

Next Meeting: Thursday, March 11, 2021

Procedures for the March 11th 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 a combination of “in-person” and virtual format. A quorum of CAC members will be present “in-person” at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the public who wish to view the meeting can register here.


Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021 
Time: 6:00pm
Topic: Parliamentary Procedure and Sunshine Law


**Register here for the March 11th Meeting via Zoom.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.**


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. In order to participate in the session, you must use the chat function in the virtual setting.