Special Programs

Police Explorer Post 212

Contact the Officers in charge Short, Rothenberg, and A. Bryant: Longwood Police Explorers or call them at 407-260-3400.

The Longwood Police Explorer program is a non-profit youth organization that seeks to provide police explorers with training that will give them an appreciation for, and understanding of, organizational leadership. This program is ideal for individuals ages 14 to 21. Through various periods of instruction and exercises, the explorers will learn and then put into practice various leadership and management practices. Throughout the course, special emphasis will be placed on the importance of teamwork. Our objectives are as follows:
  • Close Order Drill
  • First Aid
  • Law Enforcement History and Customs
  • Leadership
  • Marksmanship
  • Physical Training
  • Team Building

Neighborhood Watch

The Longwood Police Department currently partners with approximately 12 active Neighborhood Watch / Homeowner Association groups. This active partnership provides a direct line of communication between the citizens of Longwood and the law enforcement officers who serve them. Additionally, the citizens, armed with basic crime prevention education, help to provide an additional layer of protection to their street, neighborhood and community.
Explorer Program 2013
Neighborhood Watch
Inquire about our community meeting schedule which is also available for the Neighborhood Watch and Homeowner Association groups that are currently meeting throughout the City.

House Watch

If you are going on vacation or plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time, the Longwood Police Department’s free House Watch Program can give you peace of mind. Officers will conduct periodic exterior checks while you are away, monitoring your property for inappropriate activity or emergencies. Enlisting Longwood Police Department officers to keep an eye out for suspicious activity while you are away from home does not guarantee against loss, theft, damage or mischief but it can be a useful deterrent to anyone who may be targeting your home for criminal purposes.
Your request should be submitted at least 72 hours in advance of your departure so that we can make necessary arrangements. To sign up for the House Watch program, please contact Records Clerk Melanie Francis 407-260-3400, or complete the online House Watch form.

Child Safety Seat Checks

The Longwood Police Department in conjunction with Safe Kids, Seminole County participates in Child Safety Seat Checks and Education. Safe Kids Seminole County urges families to buckle up the entire family when traveling. Buckling up is still the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries from motor vehicle crashes on America’s roadways. Chances are that someone that you know will be involved in a car crash this year. If they are unbuckled, they’re 50 percent more likely to be injured or killed. Unfortunately, many of those who die will be children; since motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for children in America.

On the first Wednesday of each month, a Child Safety Seat Check Station is set-up at the Longwood Police Department, 235 West Church Avenue, Longwood, Florida, from 8:30am to 10:30am. From 10:30am to 12:30pm, an educational class for child safety seat installation and a child safety seat at a discounted rate, is held for those who qualify. All checks are done by appointment only and must be scheduled in advance of the dates provided.

Please inquire about the upcoming schedule.


RuOK, Are You Okay - The mission of the RuOK Program is to provide assistance and resources to the elderly, special needs and at risk citizens in the City of Longwood by reaching into the community where they live.
In 2004, Former Chief Jackson initiated the RuOK program for those in the community that may have special needs. Contact would then be made at the residence and emergency information was placed in a report and each residence is then visited. Through this method many of the citizens that may otherwise be overlooked are now routinely contacted and checked on. The RuOK Program has contacted over 150 seniors and is working on the special needs of over 65 elderly, special needs and at risk people.

The following are some of the service providers we are currently working with:
  • A home healthcare provider
  • At Risk Management Team (Seminole County)
  • Crisis Intervention Team
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Guardian Care and Geriatric Service
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Nursing Homes
  • Seminole County Mental Health

9-1-1 Cell Phone Bank

The Longwood Police Department collects your used cell phones for use in our 9-1-1 cell phone program. These phones are sent off to be refurbished and are then returned ready to be used by Seniors or other residents in need. These phones are cable of dialing 9-1-1 only. They are free of charge to any senior citizen in need via the Longwood Police Department Elder Services program. Please drop off your used phone at the Police Department today!


The Longwood Police Department offers unpaid internship opportunities for college level students seeking credit with good grades. If you would like to be considered for an internship position, please email Lieutenant Ryan Bruce with a copy of your resume. A background check and pre-employment drug test is required for all interns. The background check and pre-employment drug test can take an extended period of time; please consider this when sending your resume and do so in advance.

Free Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Site Reviews

Free CPTED site reviews for Longwood Businesses, Residents and Neighborhoods: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (known as CPTED) believes the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life. The Longwood Police Department offers free CPTED site reviews to Longwood Residents, Neighborhoods and Businesses. Check out an informational brochure (PDF) and contact Kelly Morrow to schedule your review.