I have had the good fortune to be a police officer with the Oviedo Police Department since October 1986. Through the years, I have risen through the ranks, and on October 16, 2017, was sworn in as Chief of Police.
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Our officers are dedicated professionals who are committed to delivering quality police services to our community. Just as the community depends on the police, the members of the Oviedo Police Department depend on the residents, business owners, and daily visitors to the City. The support the Police Department receives from our citizen base and the City Council plays a vital role in keeping Oviedo an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.
The Oviedo Police Foundation was established to give that support to the Department and its sworn and civilian members. The Foundation’s assistance helps us meet our mission statement: “Enhancing the quality of life in Oviedo with commitment, professionalism and in partnership with our community.”
Your support of the Foundation will greatly enhance the Department’s ability to meet the challenging demands as the City grows and continues to be recognized as one of the best places to live in Florida.
- Dale Coleman, Chief of Police
Message from the Chief of Police
Message from the Mayor
On a daily basis, our police officers respond to a variety of calls for service throughout the City of Oviedo. Although Oviedo has a low crime rate, officers respond to calls ranging from a report of a theft to responding to violent crimes in progress. They work holidays and sometimes even miss birthdays and other special occasions because of their required shift.
While the City of Oviedo provides the necessary funds for the Oviedo Police Department to operate effectively, the Oviedo Police Foundation's mission is to give added support to our officers by raising donated funds to support police training and education opportunities, assist officers and their families in financial need due to unforeseen hardships, and to purchase supplemental equipment.
As Mayor, I fully support the efforts of the Oviedo Police Foundation in their mission and our dedicated officers. I ask you to join in supporting the foundation as well.
--Honorable Mayor Dominic Persampiere
Oviedo police officers --
there when you need them.
Now, let's return the favor.
The Oviedo Police Foundation was established in 2013 as an independent, non-profit organization (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) by a group of Oviedo citizens who desire to enhance the Oviedo Police Department. The Foundation raises money through fundraisers and donation and DOES NOT solicit by telephone or telemarketers.
These donated funds are used to:
- Help provide police training and education opportunities
- Assist officers and their families in financial need due to
- Purchase supplemental equipment
The Foundation’s Board of Directors must approve the use of all funds. The Foundation is organized and administered entirely by citizens and volunteers.
The Officers and Board of Directors:
Jim Gordon - President
Raymond Jessee - Vice President
Mary Blake - Treasurer
James Lee - Secretary
Non-voting Board Member:
Chief Dale Coleman - City of Oviedo Police Department
Use of Funds
The Foundation does not replace municipal funding, as the City of Oviedo funds the Police Department annually through the budget process. The Foundation funds are designed only to be a supplement in an effort allow the Oviedo Police Department to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training necessary to best serve our community, which are not covered in the Department’s annual budget.
The private sector and citizens of Oviedo have a tangible stake in the success of the Oviedo Police Department and the continuing safety and security of our city. The Oviedo Police Foundation serves a dynamic role by linking private investment donations with effective public safety solutions. The Foundation strives to leverage private resources to enhance law enforcement services for Oviedo residents and business owners.