1 Upholding Our Mission to Reduce Crime -We have upheld our mission of fighting crime and the fear of crime across Seminole County, and it has never been a safer time to be a resident in unincorporated Seminole County. Over the past three years, we have been successful in reducing the crime rate by more than 20% (as measured by Part I Index Crimes). These are the very things that affect the quality of life we have come to love in Seminole County. Even though our population continues to rapidly grow, we have kept rates at historic lows.
2 Leaders in the Fight Against Opioids -The opioid crisis is taking lives in Seminole County at record rates. We know that combatting this epidemic will take innovative, holistic approaches, and law enforcement working with citizens to help give citizens on the addiction journey their lives back. We have implemented innovative programs at our correctional facility to assist with rehabilitation, and have investigators dedicated to working with overdose victims. We cannot sit back and let this epidemic continue. We are being proactive and innovative, with early results of success.
3 Commitment to Community Policing -We know that community-based relationships are a center point of effective policing. Since the 1990s, our law enforcement activities across Seminole County have been done with a commitment to community policing. We are partnering with people in the areas that we serve to accomplish our mission of reducing crime. We do this by meeting with neighbors, playing games with kids, and participating in activities in their communities as well. This two-way street has helped keep Seminole County safe and it proves that our greatest partners in safety are our citizens.