Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Names Orlando Rolon First Hispanic Police Chief

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer named Orlando Rolon the 39th and first Hispanic Police Chief for the Orlando Police Department during a special event held at the Orlando Police Department Headquarters Thursday afternoon.

Deputy Police Chief Orlando Rolon (l) and Orlando Police Chief John Mina (r) share a laugh during Mayor Dyer’s announcement at OPD headquarters Thursday, October 11, 2018. (Photo by Willie David / Florida National News)

Deputy Police Chief Rolon was selected from three candidates to replace current Chief John Mina, who is retiring to run for Orange County Sheriff.

“The OPD is the best law enforcement agency in the country,” Rolon said Thursday. “I am so proud of the great work that you do each and every day.”

Rolon, who was born in Puerto Rico, will be the department’s first Hispanic police chief. He’s a former Marine and a founding member of the Central Florida chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association.

Rolon will serve as acting police chief starting October 27, and will formally become police chief December 2.


Willie David is Publisher for Florida National News. |

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