The Winter Park Police Department
Street Crimes Unit became active in January 2011. Consisting
of four officers and one Sergeant and working within the Investigations
Division, the Street Crime Unit will work 10-hour shifts during
the week to parallel crime trends in the community. The goal
of the Unit is to take a proactive approach to identify and address
crimes in an effort to preserve a superior quality of life for
today’s residents and for future generations. The methods
used to identify targeted crimes are direct observations, the
use of the Crime Analysis Unit to obtain data relative to calls
for service and crime trends (Hot Spots), field interview reports,
self-initiated activity and arrests in designated areas.
The unit will target crimes such
as drug dealing, robberies, residential and business burglaries
and various thefts to include auto-thefts. This positive change
allows the police department to saturate identified hot spots
with increased officer presence and enforcement to increase safety
for the residents and visitor in Winter Park.
If you have any information that you deem important for the Street
Crime Unit, you can contact the Drug Tip Hotline at 407.599.3286
or report concerns online at http://www.wppd.org/id/tips.htm.
If you have any questions about the
Street Crimes Unit please contact Sgt. Tim Volkerson
at 407-599-3663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.