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 Anthony Seda supervises the City of Lake Mary Police Department Community Relations Division. Patrol Officer First Class (PFC) Claudia Umana 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. PFC Michelle 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 and National Night Out. Additionally, PFC Yielding makes herself available for community presentations and organizes community events, such as the Citizen’s Police Academy and Coffee with a Cop.
The Lake Mary Police Department Community Relations Division is 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 S.I.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. Additionally, the Community Relations Division acts as the department's liaison to those in need of mental health services.
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.