EDIT: The original version of this post stated the swearing-in ceremony took place on April 19th but the event is currently scheduled for April 29th.

The City of Winter Park confirmed a new Chief of Police in February and his public swearing-in ceremony will finally take place on Friday, April 29, at the Winter Park Community Center.

“For the past 21 years, Timothy Volkerson has been a part of WPPD with extensive experience working in every division of the department throughout his career. Volkerson holds many leadership roles; has achieved critical certifications; been trained by the best agencies in the country; and demonstrates the demeanor, confidence and presence we look for in a chief. Because Volkerson comes from generations of law enforcement in his family, protecting the community is in his DNA. We are excited about the growth of our agency under his leadership,”


Volkerson started his career with WPPD in 2001 and spent the next two decades with the force. He completed his Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Master’s Program at the University of Virginia and received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Mount St. Joseph. Volkerson also graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Senior Leadership Program, Valencia College of Public Safety Leadership Development Certificate Program, and completed the Florida Police Chief’s Association STARS Future Police Chief training seminar, to name a few.

Volkerson came to the position following the resignation of former Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal, following a domestic violence charge earlier in the year.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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