When should I use 9-1-1?
What are the Police Department's hours?
How can I get my fingerprints taken?
How do I get a copy of a police report or crash report?
How can I go on a Ride Along with an officer?
How do I go about hiring an officer off-duty for a function?
How do I get an officer to check my house while I am on vacation?
Where can I find a complete listing of the City's Ordinances or State Statues?
Can the police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?
What can I do about speeders in my neighborhood?
What do I do if I am involved in traffic crash?
What if I have a question about property or evidence?
Is there a way to see if an item I lost in the city was turned in?
How can I obtain a criminal history on a person?
What can I do if I have lost my pet or found a pet?
I use 9-1-1?
9-1-1 should be used in emergency
situations only, where immediate police, fire, or medical assistance
is needed. Examples of this are crimes in progress, crashes with
injuries or life threatening situations. All other calls for services
should be done by using the non-emergency number, 407-644-1313.
are the Police Department's hours?
The Police Department is available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the lobby of the department
is only staffed from 8am - 5pm, Monday thru Friday (excluding city
holidays). If assistance is required other than these times, there
are call boxes located at the entrances to the station.
can I get my fingerprints taken?
Fingerprinting is conducted every
Wednesday from 8am - 11am at the Winter
Park Police Department. There is a $5 charge per card for city
residents and $10 for non-residents. You must bring the card.
do I get a copy of a police report or crash report?
Police reports can be obtained in
person at the records section of the Department. Reports are usually
available 24 hours after the incident.
Motor vehicle crash information
is confidential and exempt from Chapter 119.07(1) Florida Statutes
and s.24(a), Art.. I of the State Constitution for a period of 60
days after the date of the crash report is filed. However, such
reports may be made immediately available to the parties involved
in the crash, their legal representatives, their licensed insurance
agents. For a complete list refer to the Chapter 316.066(3c), F.S.S.
To ensure that we are in accordance to Chapter 119,
F.S.S., we will be asking for identification. After the 60 days,
identification will not be required.
There is a $2.00 fee for a copy
of the crash report. Certified copies are provided at $1.00 per
can I go on a Ride Along with an officer?
If you would like to see about conducting
a ride along with one of our officers you can contact Sgt. Frank Cowart at 407-599-3248 for information. Riders must be city residents,
are subject to a background check and the Department has the right
to refuse any request.
do I go about hiring an officer off-duty for a function?
All requests for off-duty employment
are made through the Operations Division.
You can reach them at 407-599-3313. Please try to allow sufficient
time for the detail to be posted.
do I get an officer to check my house while I am on vacation?
As a service to our residents, we
offer house checks while a resident is away for an extended period
of time. To request this service contact the Communications Division
at 407-644-1313. They will will obtain the required information
and then pass it on to the Patrol Division.
can I find a complete listing of the City's Ordinances or State
Both the City Ordinances and State
Statues can be researched and viewed online. You can find the Winter
Park City Ordinances at Municode.com and the Florida State Statues
can be at viewed at the Florida
the police open my car if I have locked my keys inside?
Because of the potential for damage
to vehicles, the Police Department does not open locked vehicles.
A locksmith, tow company or Pop-A-Lock is your best alternative.
If a child is locked inside the vehicle, the police and fire
will respond to remove the child from the vehicle by whatever means
I do about speeders in my neighborhood?
If you feel that you are having
a problem in your neighborhood with speeding vehicles, you can contact
the Special Operations Division at 407-599-3313 or you can fill
out an online selective enforcement
do I do if I am involved in traffic crash?
If you are involved in a traffic
crash you should first stop and check if there are any injuries
and then remain at the scene. If possible you should then move the
vehicles off the roadway to allow traffic to flow; there is
NO law in Florida that prohibits you from moving your vehicle out
of the roadway after a crash. If the crash involves injury,
a drunk driver, a hit and run with suspect information, or if your
vehicle is disabled requiring a tow, you need to notify the police
If you are involved in a crash with
total damage to any vehicle or other property in an apparent amount
of at least $500, there are no injuries, and vehicles are drivable,
you are still required to notify the appropriate law enforcement
agency. If the total damage is less than $500, it is not necessary
to report the accident, however, you should exchange driver information
among the parties involved in the accident. This information should
include; your driver's license, current vehicle registration and
current proof of insurance.
there a way to see if an item I lost in the city was turned
If you lost an item within the
city limits, you can check our Found Property section to see
if the item may have been turned in to our Property and Evidence
Section. Click here to view found
I obtain a criminal history on a person?
The Winter Park Police Department
does not provide criminal history checks. The Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information
Services (CJIS), is the central repository for criminal history
information for the state of Florida. In addition to maintaining
criminal history information, it is their responsibility to provide
public access to this information when requested. Please click here to go to their website.
can I do if I have lost my pet or found a pet?
The Winter Park Police Department
unfortunately does not keep records for lost or found pets.
However, there is a local website that does accept this information
and helps reunite owners with their pets. The website is
Winter Park Lost Pets and their address is winterparklostpets.com