- When should I use 9-1-1?
- What are the Police Department’s hours?
- 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 Statutes?
- 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?
- 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?
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.
The Police Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, the lobby of the department is only staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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.
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 page.
If you would like to see about conducting a ride along with one of our officers you can contact Sgt. Garvin McComie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-599-3361 for information. Riders must be city residents, are subject to a background check and the Department has the right to refuse any request.
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.
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.
Both the City Ordinances and State Statutes can be researched and viewed online. You can find the Winter Park City Ordinances at municode.com and the Florida State Statutes can be at viewed at the Florida Senate Website.
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 departments will respond to remove the child from the vehicle by whatever means necessary.
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 request.
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 immediately. 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.
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 ›
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.