Meet Sheriff Mina

Sheriff John W. Mina has dedicated his life to public safety.

He spent nearly 28 years with the Orlando Police Department, where he rose through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police in 2014. For more than four years, he commanded 1,000 sworn and civilian Orlando Police Department personnel and 100 volunteers.

In November 2018, Orange County voters chose John as the 29th elected Sheriff and it has been his honor to serve the community in this role. He has lived in Orange County for nearly 30 years and cares deeply about this community.

Sheriff Mina’s law enforcement career has been built on strong leadership by example and the ability to effect positive change. Community engagement, trust and transparency have been the hallmarks of Sheriff Mina’s leadership style. He is a trusted face of law enforcement in Central Florida, where crime has decreased, use of force is down and deputy accountability is the standard.

As Sheriff, his priorities are making Orange County an even better and safer place to live, work and visit; building greater connections and trust throughout the community; and ensuring deputies have the best training, equipment and technology available. In 2019, Sheriff Mina returned nearly $1.6 million to the Orange County general fund while overall crime countywide decreased. 

Prior to entering law enforcement, Sheriff Mina proudly served his country as a Military Police Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Sheriff Mina and his wife, Tracie, have two adult sons, Chase and Nicholas.

Association Memberships

Sheriff Mina is a member of the Major County Sheriff’s Association, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Central Florida Criminal Justice Association, the Florida Police Chief’s Association, the Florida SWAT Association, the FBI National Academy Associates and the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force.

Boards of Directors

Sheriff Mina serves on the Boards of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Heart of Florida United Way, Central Florida Crimeline, and the Camaraderie Foundation.