Public Health & Safety

OCFL Corrections officers holding awards

Orange County Corrections Honors Outstanding Personnel

The Orange County Corrections Department (OCCD) celebrated its semi-annual Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, 2018 at the Renaissance Community Senior Center in East Orlando. Dozens of civilian officers and certified staff members were recognized for their years of service and promotions while some were honored on their retirement. The semi-annual event has grown into a […]

Orange County Fire Rescue officers standing together

Orange County Fire Fighters and Personnel go Door-to-Door to Prevent Heroin-Related Overdoses in Community Hit Hard by Opioid Trend

Since the beginning of 2018, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office alone has responded to more than 156 overdoses, resulting in at least nine deaths....

Mayor with Gov. Rick Scott for disaster relief

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable at Relocated Multi-Agency Resource Disaster Relief Center

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Maria evacuees held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the relocated...

Mayor Jacobs with Gov. Scott at a roundtable on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott for Roundtable on Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined a roundtable discussion of ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico held by Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Osceola County...

Orange County Corrections Officer

Orange County Jail Continues to Help Incarcerated Veterans Find Their Way

Now in its fifth year, the Orange County Corrections Department Armed Forces Dormitory, which opened in November 2012, continues to exceed expectations as a...

Mayor Jacobs and Gov. Scott with students at a school

Mayor Teresa Jacobs Joins Gov. Rick Scott to Announce Security Funding for Jewish Day Schools

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined Gov. Rick Scott and City of Maitland Mayor Dale McDonald at the Roth Family Jewish Community Center in...

OC employee and young boy

A “Bear” Necessity: Orange County Residents Embrace Bear-Resistant Roll Carts

It’s not uncommon for Apopka residents Steven and Jennifer Hamilton to have their trash become a buffet for bears in their neighborhood. Bears’ noses...

Hurricane Irma victims at the Bartow DRC

Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Orlando to help Florida storm survivors. The DRC will be...

Orange County BCC Meeting on October 3 to Include Puerto Rico Relief

Orange County BCC Meeting on October 3 to Include Puerto Rico Relief

County Launches Hurricane Maria Information Page In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Orange County has continued to exhibit our cherished “neighbors serving neighbors” philosophy...

Yard Waste Crews Expand Shifts, Working Saturdays

Yard Waste Crews Expand Shifts, Working Saturdays

Garbage and recycling curbside collection for residents of unincorporated Orange County continues to operate according to the regular schedule. Due to volume, yard waste...