News and Notifications

WGPD Starting Canine Program

January 28 2013 - The Winter Garden Police Department is starting a canine program. Read More

It’s Vacation Time!

December 10 2012 - It’s vacation time! Many people are traveling to visit family and friends, and while you are away the criminals may play. Make it difficult for them to use your house as their playground by following these tips: Read More


November 20 2012 - It’s that time of year again, shopping for the best bargains on gifts to fill your list for the holiday season. Though most people are full of holiday spirit and good will, there are criminals out there waiting to take advantage. Read More

Beware of Phony Kidnapping Scams

November 07 2012 - The “Kidnap Scam” first surfaced in 2007, but the scammers are still at it today. Many times, the scammers call the victim claiming to have a family member held hostage and demanding the victim send ransom money right away via a money transfer service such as Western Union. Read More

Tips for a Safe Halloween

October 25 2012 - Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids but a worrisome one for parents. Concerns about children's safety--whether they are out in the neighborhood or back home with bags of booty--can darken the day more quickly than a black cat. But not to worry! To make Halloween a treat, follow these safety tips. Read More

The Grandparent Scam:  Don’t Let It Happen to You!

October 19 2012 - You get a call in the middle of the night from someone claiming to be your grandchild needing a large sum of money immediately. They tell you they have been traveling in another country and have been robbed or arrested and need bail money. This “grandchild” tells you they want you to wire the money quickly and ask that you not tell their parent(s) they are in trouble. Don’t send the money! This “grandchild” is a scammer who is trying to steal your money! Read More


October 09 2012 - Children use a variety of online services, and each of these services can have different safety concerns. However, there are some basic tips which you can employ no matter how your children use the Internet. Read More

State Officials Urge Floridians to Register Emergency Contact Information

October 02 2012 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Julie L. Jones, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, are teaming up to encourage Floridians to register their emergency contact information. Read More

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