Public Health & Safety

Mayor Jacobs and personnel with Belvin Perry, Jr.

Mental Health Facility Honors Respected Judge and Advocate Belvin Perry, Jr.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and nearly 100 local dignitaries, leaders and guests recently gathered at the Central Receiving Center (CRC), for a dedication ceremony to officially name the facility in honor of former Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge, Belvin Perry, Jr. The CRC is a nationally recognized model among mental health programs.

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Preparing for an Active El Niño Season: Tips from the Orange County Office of Emergency Management

Warmer waters over the eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator and the resulting influence on the atmosphere indicate a strong, and perhaps historic, El...

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Orange County Steps Up Pedestrian Safety with Walk-Ride-Thrive!

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs recently launched Walk-Ride-Thrive!, a pedestrian safety initiative that focuses on creating an environment where local residents, businesses and visitors...

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Orange County Highlights Drone Safety at Eye in the Sky Communicators Meeting

The holiday season may bring more eyes in the sky as consumer purchases and interest in drones continue to soar in Central Florida. According...

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“Day of Giving” Helps Local Homeless who have Mental Illness

On December 16, members of Orange County’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) hosted “Day of Giving,” a holiday celebration for the patrons of Pathways Drop-In...

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Orange County Launches Heroin Task Force

Mayor Teresa Jacobs convened the first Heroin Task Force work session on Monday with Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, Deputy County Administrator of Public Safety...

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Orange County Opens Three-Points Maintenance Unit

Orange County Government and its Public Works Division held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Young Pine Road Three-Points Maintenance Unit on July...

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Orange County’s Preparation and Response to Potential Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

In Central Florida, mosquito activity increases during the hot, rainy months of the season. With increased activity comes the additional threat of mosquito-borne illnesses,...

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Orange County Hurricane Expo Prepares Citizens for Storm Season

Hundreds of citizens learned how to best prepare for the season and received free storm supplies at Orange County’s 2015 Hurricane Expo in June....

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Orange County Law Enforcement Ceremony Honors Fallen Heroes

Mayor Teresa Jacobs and community leaders joined regional law-enforcement agencies on May 7 at the Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to honor the...

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