Police Explorer Post 212
The Longwood Police Explorer program is a non-profit youth organization that seeks to provide police explorers with training that will give them an appreciation for, and understanding of, organizational leadership. This program is ideal for individuals ages 14 to 21. Through various periods of instruction and exercises, the explorers will learn and then put into practice various leadership and management practices. Throughout the course, special emphasis will be placed on the importance of teamwork. Our objectives are as follows:
- Close Order Drill
- First Aid
- Law Enforcement History and Customs
- Physical Training
- Team Building
The Longwood Police Department currently partners with approximately 12 active Neighborhood Watch / Homeowner Association groups. This active partnership provides a direct line of communication between the citizens of Longwood and the law enforcement officers who serve them. Additionally, the citizens, armed with basic crime prevention education, help to provide an additional layer of protection to their streets, neighborhood, and community.
Inquire about our community meeting schedule which is also available for the Neighborhood Watch and Homeowner Association groups that are currently meeting throughout the City.
If you are going on vacation or plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time, the Longwood Police Department’s free House Watch Program can give you peace of mind. Officers will conduct periodic exterior checks while you are away, monitoring your property for inappropriate activity or emergencies. Enlisting Longwood Police Department officers to keep an eye out for suspicious activity while you are away from home does not guarantee against loss, theft, damage or mischief but it can be a useful deterrent to anyone who may be targeting your home for criminal purposes.
Your request should be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of your departure so that we can make the necessary arrangements. To sign up for the House Watch program, please contact Administrative Assistant Dacia Lugo 407-260-3400, or complete the online House Watch form.
Child Safety Seat Checks
The Longwood Police Department in conjunction with Safe Kids, Seminole County participates in Child Safety Seat Checks and Education. Safe Kids Seminole County urges families to buckle up the entire family when traveling. Wearing a seat belt is still the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries from motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways. Chances are that someone that you know will be involved in a car crash this year. If they are not buckled up, they’re 50 percent more likely to be injured or killed. Unfortunately, many of those who die will be children; since motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for children in America.
On the first Wednesday of each month, a Child Safety Seat Check Station is set up at the Longwood Police Department, 235 West Church Avenue, Longwood, Florida. Car seat checks will be done from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All checks are done by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance of the dates provided. To make an appointment please contact Marie Tollas by calling 407-260-3424 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please inquire about the upcoming schedule.
RuOK, Are You Okay - The mission of the RuOK Program is to provide assistance and resources to the elderly, special needs, and at-risk citizens in the City of Longwood by reaching into the community where they live.
In 2004, Former Chief Jackson initiated the RuOK program for those in the community that may have special needs. Contact would then be made at the residence and emergency information was placed in a report and each residence is then visited. Through this method, many of the citizens that may otherwise be overlooked are now routinely contacted and checked on. The RuOK Program has contacted over 150 seniors and is working on the special needs of over 65 elderly, special needs, and at-risk people.
The following are some of the service providers we are currently working with:
- A home healthcare provider
- At-Risk Management Team (Seminole County)
- Crisis Intervention Team
- Department of Children and Families
- Guardian Care and Geriatric Service
- Meals on Wheels
- Nursing Homes
- Seminole County Mental Health
The Longwood Police Department offers unpaid internship opportunities for college-level students seeking credit with good grades. If you would like to be considered for an internship position, please email Brooke Hammerly with a copy of your resume. A background check and pre-employment drug test are required for all interns. The background check and pre-employment drug test can take an extended period of time; please consider this when sending your resume and do so in advance.
Free Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Site Reviews
Free CPTED site reviews for Longwood Businesses, Residents and Neighborhoods: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (known as CPTED) believes the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life. The Longwood Police Department offers free CPTED site reviews to Longwood Residents, Neighborhoods, and Businesses. Please contact Lt. Adam Bryant to schedule your review.
Longwood Police Department Business Watch Program
The Longwood Police Department has initiated a Business Watch Program to foster a stronger relationship with local businesses within the city. This program will ensure the Police Department has current contact information for emergencies and allows the Police Department to proactively inform businesses of local crime trends and other events which impact our community. There is no cost to enroll in the program. To sign up, business members are only required to complete a registration form. For more information contact Ofc. Kim Feld.