The Port Orange Police Department provides unparalleled protection for residents, businesses and property. This is evidenced by a per capita violent crime rate that is less than one-tenth the State average, and lower than any other city in Volusia County with a population over 64,000.
Ninety-six sworn officers, three sworn reserve officers, 17 non-sworn employees and more than 40 VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) provide law-enforcement and animal control services throughout the City of Port Orange.
As a pro-active and community-oriented agency, the Department subscribes to a philosophy of "community policing" bolstered by "intelligence led policing". By giving careful consideration to each reported crime incident, the Department is able to maintain an accurate assessment of the concerns of local residents. Officers are trained to be client-oriented and to forge close bonds throughout the community.