Bias-Based Policing

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This notice is intended as a guide for Community Education and Awareness.  It is designed to educate our citizens on the issue of bias-based policing to include:  what it is and what to do if you believe that you have been a victim of bias-based policing by Police Department members. 

The mission of the City of Lake Mary Police Department is to safeguard the lives and property of all citizens within our community and to ensure the preservation of peace.

To achieve our mission, the City of Lake Mary Police Department will strive to employ the most dedicated and highly trained employees to quickly meet and serve the needs of the community.  The City of Lake Mary Police Department, through its partnership with the community, will work to ensure that the best police service possible is provided.

What is Bias-Based Policing?

The selection of individual(s) based solely on a trait common to a group for enforcement action.  This includes but is not limited to:  race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, cultural group or any other identifiable group.

How to Report Bias-Based Policing

Citizens who feel they have been stopped or searched due to bias-based policing are encouraged to file a complaint with the Department.  Complaints may be filed in person, by mail, electronic mail, or by telephone.  To file a complaint in writing or by e-mail please include all the facts, names, dates, and places known.  Please include as much detail as possible.

ALL COMPLAINTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED.

Professional Standards
City of Lake Mary Police Department
165 E. Crystal Lake Avenue
Lake Mary, Florida 32746

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Captain Mike Biles at (407) 585-1310 or e-mail him.    

To go directly to the Officer Commendation or Complaint page, click here.