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Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award

Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American Probation and Parole Association Annual Training Institute.

As a member of the Orange County Corrections Department, Barnett was honored for his role as champion of the Inmate Construction Program. The program was developed to teach inmates employable skills and provide them a long-term career path. The team worked with Valencia College to create a six-week construction curriculum that includes the development of valuable skills and hands-on construction experience. Additionally, students receive several certifications that give them an advantage in the job market.

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Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use...

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IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County

IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this...

Community & Services

Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award

Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American Probation and Parole Association Annual Training Institute.

As a member of...

2019 Orange County Community Conference Honors Community Advocates, Citizens of the Year

At the 2019 Community Conference, recently held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners recognized several deserving residents and organizations...

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Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian trails, including the West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail, Little Econ Greenway and Cady Way Trail. The cameras have been placed in locations purposely visible in an effort to...

Public Health & Safety

Photo of the trail camera

Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use pedestrian trails, including the West Orange Trail, Pine Hills Trail,...

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Orange County Fire Rescue Celebrates Graduation of 87th Recruit Class and Promotion Ceremony

Orange County Fire Rescue recently added 28 new firefighter recruits to its ranks. A formal graduation and badge-pinning ceremony was held September 20, 2019, and included appointments by Mayor Jerry L. Demings of the deputy fire chief and a division chief.

“I am honored and proud to welcome the newest members of the Orange...

Car Cameras Put the Brakes on Careless Driving, Proving Taxpayer Benefit

Orange County has invested in DriveCams, and the payoff has been beneficial to both taxpayers and helping improve safety.

What are DriveCams?
Devices mounted near the rearview mirrors of vehicles, DriveCams save audio and video recordings (outside and inside) only if a vehicle brakes hard, swerves or has a collision. The unit saves 8 seconds...

Business

Mayor Demings and two other men standing next to a wall with the IAAPA logo on it

IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County

IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this...

Video cameras record a demonstration of a patient being aided by medical technicians with the help of augmented reality technology

Florida Simulation Summit: Four Key Takeaways at the Fifth Annual Tech Event

The 5th annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the

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Autonomous Shuttles on the Road in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, the region’s first autonomous shuttles were on the road in Lake Nona. Orlando’s fastest-growing community has two fully...