Maitland Police Department
Police Operations Division
The Operations Division is led by Deputy Chief Dawn D'Ambrosio.
The Officers assigned to the Patrol Division provide
24 hour a day coverage to protect the life and property
of the citizens and visitors of the City of Maitland.
The Patrol Division acts as a first responder to calls
for immediate police service providing a timely response
to reported crimes in progress. Additionally, Officers
assigned to the division conduct preliminary investigations
into crimes over with and identify and apprehend persons
suspected of committing crimes. Officers also conduct
directed patrols to discourage and prevent the opportunity for crimes to occur and enhance the public's awareness of criminal activity in their community.
The Patrol Division also enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic related crashes in addition to assisting in traffic and pedestrian control. The division strives to be highly visible in the community and accessible to the public at all times, working together to reduce crime in the City of Maitland.
With multiple waterways within the city limits,
the Maitland Police Department recognizes the
exceptional need to remain readily available on
land and water. The Maitland Police Department
is committed to safeguarding persons and
property on and along the waterways of the City
of Maitland. Members of the Lakes Patrol Unit are
authorized to enforce City Ordinances and State Statutes on or about these waterways.
With a superior sense of smell and hearing and potential
aggressiveness, the trained law enforcement canine is a
valuable supplement to police manpower. However,
utilization of canines requires adherence to procedures that
properly control their use of force potential and that channel
their specialized capabilities into legally acceptable crime
prevention and control activities. The agency has a rich
history utilizing these extraordinary partners that dates back
to the 1970s.
The Maitland Police Departments Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) is established to provide a trained unit to assist other units in the Department in resolving "special threat" or high-risk tactical situations that may arise in the City of Maitland. The Maitland Police Department's SWAT operators are members of the Central Florida Metro SWAT team in conjunction with the Apopka, Winter Garden, Ocoee, and Winter Park Police Departments.
Crisis Intervention Team
Many of the Maitland Police Officers have received certification as members of the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). These officers can be recognized by the unique CIT pin that is worn on their uniform shirt. During this training, officers learn techniques for addressing the needs of persons in crisis and dealing with persons who are mentally ill. This training allows for officers to better serve the community and deescalate crisis situations in a manner that is safer for the officers and citizens. The national program has been a tremendous success in regards to better serving the citizenry and aiding mentally ill persons in getting treatment.
Traffic Homicide Investigations
The Maitland Police Department recognizes that the occurrence of motor vehicle traffic crashes frequently result in injury or death of parties involved and damage to personal property, that most crashes occur as a result of a violation of one or more Florida State Statutes, and that traffic crashes frequently lead to civil litigation. Of primary importance is a police officer's duty to preserve and protect lives and aid the injured, thereby insuring their safety and well-being. In the tragic event where serious bodily injury or death may occur as a result of a traffic crash, the Maitland Police Department employs men and women with extensive, specialized training to conduct Traffic Homicide Investigations.
1837 Fennell Street, Maitland, FL, United States
Non-Emergency Communications: 407-539-6262
Front Desk: 407-539-6261