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Police Administration Office:
614 Main Street
Windermere, FL 34786
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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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November 9, 2022 Contact: Chief David A. Ogden
For Immediate Release
ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE
WINDERMERE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Town of Windermere: A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive December 13, 2022 to examine all aspects of the Windermere Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Windermere Police Department has to comply with numerous standards in order to receive accredited status. Many of the standards are critical to life, health, safety issues, and best practices.
As part of the assessment, agency members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards manual is available on the CFA website at www.flaccreditation.org under the standards tab.
For more information regarding CFA or for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Windermere Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, please send correspondence to: CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida, 32302, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The accreditation program manager for the Windermere Police Department is Retired Deputy Chief Jennifer Treadwell. She said the assessment team is composed of assessors from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview individuals, and visit offices and other areas where compliance can be observed.
Once the Commission’s assessors complete their review of the agency, they report to the full Commission, which then determines if the agency is to receive accredited or reaccredited status. The Windermere Police Department’s accreditation is valid for three years. Verification by the team that the Windermere Police Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation–a highly prized recognition of professional excellence, Chief Dave Ogden said.
The Windermere Police Department will be an exemplary police department that achieves all aspects of our Critical Mission Goals. We shall comply with all laws, adhere to a high level of ethical standards, and earn the trust of the community that we serve.
Values of the Windermere Police Department
We recognize the value of establishing and maintaining community partnerships. From our professional staff and sworn members, to the many citizen and business groups who assist us in the fulfillment of our mission, we remain committed to the further enhancement of these partnerships. We will continually strive to develop the skills of our members, and to efficiently and effectively manage our resources to deliver the highest level of police service to the citizens of the Town of Windermere. The members of the Windermere Police Department will achieve this by adhering to the agency motto of “Honor, Integrity, Service.”
Read more about our policies here
- Prevent Crime
- Pursuing Justice
- Public Safety
- Enhance the Quality of our Community
- Provide a High Level of Service to our Residents
- Protect Civil Rights & Civil Liberties of All
- Pursuit of Excellence
Message from the Chief
The Windermere Police Department is dedicated to providing a high level of service to our community using 21st century professional policing standards, and enveloping procedural integrity in everything that we do. We strive to be an exemplary police department that achieves all aspects of our mission, and earns the trust of our community.
Our officers are Guardians within the community and stand ready to protect and serve. We are committed to, and embrace our ethos; Honor, Integrity and Service to others. Our goal is to prevent crime, the fear of crime, and to pursue justice for all while avidly protecting everyone’s civil rights and civil liberties. “Everything matters” and we want to provide a level of service to our community that sets a new standard in police practice.
As your Chief of Police, I pledge to stand firm to our values, maintain a high standard of ethics, abide by all laws, and hold ourselves accountable. It is my job to set an example for others, inspire our shared vision, encourage our team, and enable them to do their jobs through fostering a positive work environment. I hope and pray each day to achieve these standards.
Chief David A. Ogden
Leadership is service, not your title.
Meet the Staff
Chief David Ogden
Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Jayson Bonk
Deputy Chief of Police
Sgt. William “Chip” Irwin
Supervisor, FTO, DT, ASP, Bike
Sgt. Jeff Czwornog
Patrol, Evidence, FTO, MAGIC, HG, Glock Armorer
Detective Carlos Hernandez
Detective, CID, FTO, Firearms, MAGIC, HN
Uniform Patrol: Our uniform patrol officers are the most visible representatives of the Windermere Police Department and they are the first responders to incidents. They respond to events by being dispatched from the 911 Emergency Telecommunications Center or by viewing a situation as it is occurring. We provide service around the clock, 365 days a year to ensure the needs of the Town of Windermere residents and the thousands visiting and driving through daily are met.
Uniform patrol officers get to know the area that they are assigned and the community members they serve. When not responding directly to calls, or providing backup to other officers, our uniform patrol officers use proactive time to combat possible crime, conduct traffic enforcement, conduct business and residential security checks as well as build community relationships with business and residential citizens through community oriented policing. Community policing is our top priority and our uniform patrol officers focus on continuously achieving the Windermere Police Department’s motto of “Honor, Integrity, Service” in everything they do.
Our uniform patrol officers come across a wide variety of incidents in their day-to-day work. Because of this, our uniform patrol officers are given extensive training in many different skill sets and attend multiple mandatory certification trainings annually throughout their careers.
Bike Patrol: Our bike patrol unit is a great way to provide additional safety and security within town parks, pathways, downtown business’s, subdivisions and the Town of Windermere’s many special events. This unit also allows our officers to further interact with the residents and visitors through community oriented policing.
School Crossing Guards: Our crossing guards play an integral role in protecting our children as they travel to and from school during some of the busiest traffic times. Please take a moment and say thanks to our crossing guards when you see them and remember to obey all school speed limit zones and crosswalks!
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Windermere Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, or physical impairment.