Investigations begin upon the first notification that a crime may have been committed and end when the case is resolved by arrest, prosecution, or other means. It is of critical importance that each aspect of the investigative process is conducted properly, and that each member participating in the investigation understands their responsibilities and the parameters under which they must operate. The Maitland Police Department has a team of full time detectives assigned to further investigate and solve crimes occurring within the City of Maitland. These detectives are assigned to work an assortment of cases encompassing both property and persons crimes.
Multi-Jurisdictional, Joint Investigative Task Forces
The Maitland Police Department participates in four multi-jurisdictional task
forces; FBI Safe Streets, DEA, IRS/Secret Service, and the Joint Homicide
Investigations Team. A Detective is assigned to each task force and is dually sworn
though the City of Maitland and through their respective task force’s jurisdiction.
These task force positions give investigators an opportunity to enhance their
skill set as well as provide the Maitland Police Department with additional
resources for large scale investigations.
Crime Scene Unit
In addition to our detectives, we have two in house Crime Scene
Investigators who are responsible for the processing of crime scenes
as well as maintaining our property and evidence section. The Detectives
and Crime Scene Investigators work together with the Patrol Division to
provide the Maitland community with thorough and in depth investigative
The Community Policing Division of the Maitland Police Department is involved in providing many services to the citizens of Maitland. Services which include safety presentations and home security surveys are available to better serve our community. One of our goals is to inform and enhance communications to our community through a positive perspective. This communication will better serve the community and develop a relationship with the citizens. All Community Policing Programs are free of charge.
Business / Home Security Surveys
Child Car Seat Checks
School Resource Officers
Juvenile Restorative Justice
For inquiries related to the community programs above, contact Sergeant L. Ford at 407-875-2806 or email at email@example.com
Child Car Seat Inspections
The Community Policing Division offers child car seat inspections by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Please contact the front desk at 407-539-6261 to set an appointment to have your child's car seat inspected.
The Maitland Police Department provides a service to our community by checking on homes or properties of residents who are away due scheduled vacations or unexpected travel. The information you provide tells the officers:
Who to contact in an emergency?
Will there be any vehicles parked at the home?
Is there an alarm or outside lighting?
Will anyone be working on the residence in your absence?
The House Check Form can be downloaded and once the form is complete, simply bring it to the Front Desk of the Police Department between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or fax the signed and completed form to our Records Division at 407-539-2770.
While away, an Officer will check on your home periodically. The frequency of the checks will be determined by the activity in the area and the workload of the Officer assigned to your area. Normally, properties are checked once per day.
Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch is a national program of mutual cooperation among neighbors and police aimed at reducing crime in the community. It also incorporates programs that educate the community in how they, themselves, can help prevent residential crimes in their neighborhoods. Residents are trained to call the police department and report any and all suspicious activity in the area that they observe.The area that is defined for a Neighborhood Watch group is left to the individual neighborhoods. Some areas are only one block of one street while other areas encompass entire subdivisions or condominium/apartment complexes. When a group decides to form a Neighborhood Watch the neighbors contact the police department after at least 51% of all households have agreed to start a Watch area.
Each active area has at least one person classified as the Chairperson who is responsible for organizing meetings and relaying information to members, keeping up-to-date on new residents and making an effort to involve the elderly, working parents, and young people. In accordance with the program guidelines, each active group must meet at least annually with a representative of the police department to discuss guidance and offer help in training residents in home security, crime reporting skills and for information on local crime patterns trends throughout the city in general and the specific watch group area in particular. These meetings are held in informal settings usually at a neighbor’s home or sometimes a block party is held. All active Neighborhood Watch groups have a least two (2) Neighborhood Watch signs placed at opposing locations indicating to everyone they are entering an active watch area.
Annual meetings are held with each specific Watch area as well as updated contact with various block Chairpersons. Free residential security surveys by trained Crime Prevention Officers are also offered to city residents. For further information please contact Sergeant L. Ford in the Community Policing Division at 407-875-2805, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH UPDATE-
1. Do not approach, follow or make contact with suspicious persons or vehicles.
2. Do not use the Telephone Chain Card to call neighbors for anything that is not crime prevention related.
3. Do not share the Telephone Chain Card with anyone who is not part of your Neighborhood Watch Group.
Neighborhood Watch members serve solely as the extra "eyes and ears" of Law Enforcement. Neighborhood Watch members should report their observations of suspicious activities to Law Enforcement by calling 9-1-1. Never take action on those observations. Only trained Law Enforcement should take action.
PLEASE NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from city employees regarding city business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Your e-mail communications including your e-mail address may be subject to public disclosure. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.
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