A Letter from Public Safety Director John O'Grady

Welcome to the Mount Dora Police Department webpage and thank you for your visit! The City of Mount Dora is a wonderful and interesting city that lies in the heart of central Florida. Located along U.S. Highway 441, we are just 30 minutes northwest of Orlando and its many vacation destinations.

There is much to see and do here. Mount Dora’s Downtown Shopping Village, with its many unique shops and great eateries, is nationally renowned. Our streets and neighborhoods are situated on beautiful rolling hills with spectacular views of Lake Dora. The diverse and cohesive communities within our city include more than 12,000 permanent and several thousand “seasonal” residents.

The Mount Dora Police Department is a professional, full-service law enforcement agency which comprises 60 employees whose services include:
  • 9-1-1 emergency communications
  • Administrative / support functions
  • Animal control
  • Code enforcement
  • Investigations
  • Patrol and traffic enforcement
  • Property and evidence
  • Public records

First in the Nation

We are a fully accredited law enforcement agency and were the first in the nation to achieve this noteworthy distinction. “First in the Nation” is proudly displayed on our agency vehicles.

We take great pride in our rapid, efficient, and professional delivery of police services and constantly work to accomplish our mission to: “Ensure that Mount Dora remains a safe city by aggressively fighting crime and working to maintain a livable community.”

My hope is that you enjoy browsing our webpage and find it informative and interesting. Please accept my invitation to visit our beautiful city and enjoy all that we have to offer.

You are welcome to contact me if I can be of service to you or answer any questions you may have. Thanks again for your interest!

John O'Grady
Chief of Police
Public Safety Building