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About OPD

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The Ocala Police Department serves the City of Ocala, located in North Central Florida. The Department has 180 sworn Officers and approximately 100 full and part-time civilian employees. Our mission is to safeguard life and property, fight crime, and maintain order through officer/community collaboration.

"We proudly pledge to serve all citizens with respect,

and are committed to protecting life and property."

 Our Goals:

- Prevent crime by reducing the opportunities for such crimes to be committed and the desire of citizens to commit them.

- Identify and apprehend criminal offenders and present professional testimony in court proceedings.

- Create and maintain a feeling of security in our community.

- Facilitate the safe movement of people and vehicles.

- Provide an organizational environment facilitating the achievement of the Department’s mission, vision, and goals through teamwork, while providing for the needs of our citizens and employees.