Dear Community Leader,
As Mayor, my top priority is the safety of our community and I have been honored to work with Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney over the past three years, serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Orlando.
Today, it is bittersweet that I announce the retirement of Police Chief Rooney, after nearly 28 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. Chief Rooney has served our community with honor and bravery, and I am grateful for his years of dedicated service to the City of Orlando.
Under Chief Rooney’s leadership, OPD has implemented strategies to prevent domestic violence, helped bring human trafficking to the forefront and strengthened the relationship with our residents. Chief Rooney leaves a legacy of leadership, and while I am sad to see him leave, at the same time I am excited about a new era of leadership for which the foundation was laid by the hard work and dedication of Chief Paul Rooney.
Today, I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Mina as the 38th Chief of the Orlando Police Department. There is no one more equipped to manage this department than Chief Mina. He has risen through the ranks of OPD over the last 23 years, working in nearly every aspect of the department.
I am confident that under Chief Mina’s strong, capable leadership, the Orlando Police Department will continue to work diligently in protecting our community against crime. Having spent the majority of his career with OPD, Chief Mina understands that public safety is a top priority of this administration and remains committed to keeping Orlando safe and keeping crime out of our community.
I am excited to work with the next generation of leadership and the fine men and women of the Orlando Police Department. Together we look forward to continuing to partner with you, our community leaders, as we continue our relentless fight against crime and keeping our community safe. Please join me in wishing Chief Rooney the best in his retirement and congratulating Chief Mina on his new position.