The Community Relations Division seeks to build trust and foster strong positive relationships with our community by engaging the public and developing relationships with community-based organizations, leaders, groups, and stakeholders. The Lake Mary Police Department has consolidated numerous community policing functions within the Community Relations Division. These functions include, but are not limited to, School Resource Officer, Recruiting, Training and Code Enforcement.
Sergeant Robert Judges supervises the City of Lake Mary Police Department Community Relations Division. Sergeant Judges also serves as the Lake Mary Police Department's Public Information Officer and coordinates media interviews and maintains professional relationships with local, state, and national media outlets. Patrol Officer First Class (PFC) Michele Yielding serves as the primary liaison between the Lake Mary Police Department and our community. PFC Yielding conducts and organizes fundraising events such as Shop with A Cop, National Night Out, and Coffee with a Cop. The Lake Mary Police Department Community Relations Division is also tasked with assisting senior citizens within our community by identifying those at risk or in need of services and acts as the department's liaison to the Seniors Intervention Group (S.I.G.). The SI.G. is a non-profit organization, which provides financially challenged seniors with various resources such as medical equipment, food, transportation, power bill assistance, disabled trust, and senior related consulting. The Community Relations Division also acts as the department's liaison to the Mental Health Intervention Group (M.H.I.G.). The M.H.I.G. is a non-profit organization, which supports law enforcement's efforts to help those suffering from mental illness in our community by providing a plethora of resources such as social workers, mental health counselors, multidenominational clergy, food, and medication.
To schedule any of the above programs, or if you have new ideas, please contact the Lake Mary Police Department Community Relations Division at 407-585-1305 or email Community Relations.
The Lake Mary Police Department prides itself on developing close relationships with its citizens and working closely with local businesses to prevent crime through partnership.