The Oviedo Police Foundation was established in 2013 as an independent, non-profit organization (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) by a group of Oviedo citizens who desire to enhance the Oviedo Police Department. The Foundation raises money through fundraisers and donation and DOES NOT solicit by telephone or telemarketers.

These donated funds are used to:

– Help provide police training and education opportunities
– Assist officers and their families in financial need due to
unforeseen hardships

– Purchase supplemental equipmentThe Foundation’s Board of Directors must approve the use of all funds. The Foundation is organized and administered entirely by citizens and volunteers.

The Officers and Board of Directors:

Jim Gordon – President
Raymond Jessee – Vice President
Mary Blake – Treasurer
James Lee – Secretary

Board Members:

Jim Bouwens
Jeffrey Campbell
John Canonico
Charlie Crampton
Jeffrey Chudnow
Larry Howes
Kristie Kingsland
Janet Livingstion
Tim Moran
Paul Rosarius
Matthew Schwartz

Non-voting Board Member:
Chief Dale Coleman – City of Oviedo Police Department

 

Use of Funds

The Foundation does not replace municipal funding, as the City of Oviedo funds the Police Department annually through the budget process. The Foundation funds are designed only to be a supplement in an effort allow the Oviedo Police Department to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training necessary to best serve our community, which are not covered in the Department’s annual budget.

Citizen Stakeholders

The private sector and citizens of Oviedo have a tangible stake in the success of the Oviedo Police Department and the continuing safety and security of our city.  The Oviedo Police Foundation serves a dynamic role by linking private investment donations with effective public safety solutions. The Foundation strives to leverage private resources to enhance law enforcement services for Oviedo residents and business owners.

Message from the Mayor

 

Oviedo is one of the safest cities in the world thanks to the men and women in Oviedo’s police force. They are hard at work keeping us safe 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Though the City of Oviedo provides all the funding necessary for the Oviedo Police Department to be effective, the Oviedo Police Foundation steps in to support our officers in ways that go above and beyond.

From helping get a new K-9 officer to helping the families of officers who are experiencing hardship, the Foundation steps in to make sure our officers’ needs are met.

As Mayor, I whole-heartedly support the Oviedo Police Foundation and hope you will consider supporting the Foundation, too.

Megan Sladek, Mayor of Oviedo
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Megan Sladek
Mayor of Oviedo

407-971-5606 – office
689-206-2157 – mobile

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” ~Theodore
Roosevelt

 

 

 

Message from the Chief of Police

 

Our officers are dedicated professionals who are committed to delivering quality police services to our community. Just as the community depends on the police, the members of the Oviedo Police Department depend on the residents, business owners, and daily visitors to the City.  The support the Police Department receives from our citizen base and the City Council plays a vital role in keeping Oviedo an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.

The Oviedo Police Foundation was established to give that support to the Department and its sworn and civilian members.  The Foundation’s assistance helps us meet our mission statement:  “Enhancing the quality of life in Oviedo with commitment, professionalism and in partnership with our community.”

Your support of the Foundation will greatly enhance the Department’s ability to meet the challenging demands as the City grows and continues to be recognized as one of the best places to live in Florida.

– Dale Coleman, Chief of Police