Orlando police chief resigns, deputy chief steps in

Paul Rooney has announced his resignation after 28 years at the department


By PoliceOne Staff

ORLANDO — Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney has announced his resignation after 28 years at the department.

Mayor Buddy Dyer is expected to appoint Deputy Chief John Mina to replace Rooney later this morning, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Rooney, 49, is leaving with a maxed-out pension to take a job as director of security at Valencia College.

Mina, 45, now commands  the Patrol Bureau and has previously worked patrol, criminal investigations, the sex crimes unit, drug enforcement, community policing and training, and spent 17 years on SWAT.

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