Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has named 25-year Orlando Police Department veteran, Orlando Rolon, as the next Police Chief of the City of Orlando.

Rolon will serve as the 39th Police Chief, succeeding Chief John Mina, who is retiring after 28-years of service.

Rolon was born in Puerto Rico and during his career with the Orlando Police Department has worked in all four Department Bureaus and nine of the Department’s 11 Divisions. He’s served as Commander of the Professional Standards Division, the West Patrol Division, Traffic Enforcement Section, and the Downtown Section.

Rolon has also served for almost 20 years as part of the Crisis Negotiation Team and as Team Commander and in 2016 he was the agency lead for the White House Police Data Initiative.

Rolon’s appointment will go before City Council on October 22 for confirmation. Mina’s last day in office will be October 26.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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