Police Department

Overview

The Longwood Police Department is comprised of 50 law enforcement officers and support staff providing 24-hour coverage to the City's residents, the business community, and visitors. The police department utilizes Uniform Road Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Community Relations, K-9, Code Enforcement/Field Services, and School Resource Programs.

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These programs are utilized to enforce all state and local laws, while also protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Longwood. The Longwood Police Department is Committed to Our Community.

Longwood Police Department Code of Ethics

 As a department member, my fundamental obligation is to protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of the people whom I have been sworn to uphold.

 While I consider the way I choose to conduct my private affairs personal freedom, I accept the responsibilities for my actions, as well as inactions, while on duty or off duty, when those actions bring disrepute to the public image of my employer, my fellow officers, and the law enforcement profession. 

 I vow to perform all my duties in a professional and competent manner. I consider the ability to be courageous in the face of danger and to exercise restraint in the use of my powers and authorities to be the ultimate public trust. I accept that I must consistently strive to achieve excellence in learning the necessary knowledge and skills associated with my position.

 I will keep myself physically fit and mentally alert so that I am capable of performing my duties according to the standards of quality expected of my position. 

 I vow to be fully truthful and honest in my dealings with others. I deplore lies and half-truths that mislead or do not fully inform those who must depend on my honesty. I obey the very laws that I am sworn to uphold. I will seek affirmative ways to comply with the standards of my department and the lawful directions of my supervisors. 

 I vow to treat others with courtesy at all times. I consider it to be a professional weakness to allow others' behavior to dictate my response. I will not allow others' actions or failings to be an excuse for not performing my duties in a responsible, professional, and expected manner. 

 I vow to empathize with the problems of people with whom I come into daily contact. However, I cannot allow my personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence the discretionary authorities entrusted to my job. I will affirmatively seek ways to avoid conflicts and potential conflicts of interest that could compromise my official authority or public image.

  1. Dowda, David

    David Dowda

    Police Chief
    Phone: 407-260-3407

  2. Police Department


    Physical Address
    235 W Church Avenue
    Longwood, FL 32750


    Directions

    Phone: 407-260-3400
    Emergency: 911

    Hours

    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Contact Description

    24-Hour Non-Emergency Telephone: 407-665-6650



Recruitment

The Longwood Police Department is a progressive and professional law enforcement agency, which strives to provide its members with the best equipment and benefits available.

Learn more about the current benefits of the position of a police officer.