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Clermont police department tabs first-ever cadet for academy

Clermont police department tabs first-ever cadet for academy

After reviewing numerous applications, interviewing candidates, and conducting a rigorous testing and vetting process, the Clermont Police Department has selected its first cadet. Starting Feb. 12, Alexa Vakratsis will attend the Police Academy at the Institute of Public Safety in…
“Bless Fruitland Park” with Lots of Love

“Bless Fruitland Park” with Lots of Love

The Fruitland Park community is celebrating love in February according to a recent press release. While that’s not unusual, what they’re doing is a little more extraordinary than buying candy hearts and flowers. There are plans to help as many…
Clermont police: Couple’s suspicious deaths were murder-suicide

Clermont police: Couple’s suspicious deaths were murder-suicide

FEB. 7 UPDATE: After a thorough investigation, Clermont police detectives determined that the suspicious deaths of Linda Mitchell and Sammie Mitchell were a murder-suicide, a news release states. Using numerous investigative tactics, detectives determined that Sammie Mitchell was responsible for…
Clermont Police, Business Partners’ Paint Day Project Rescheduled

Clermont Police, Business Partners’ Paint Day Project Rescheduled

A house-painting initiative between police officers and residents in a Clermont community has been rescheduled. Paint Day will be conducted from 10am-5pm Friday, Jan. 19, after inclement weather forced the cancellation of this event in December. Members of the Clermont…
Fundraiser kicks off new program for Mount Dora student-athletes

Fundraiser kicks off new program for Mount Dora student-athletes

Student-athletes at Mount Dora High School are getting a boost from a program developed by the school’s resource officer. Mount Dora Police Officer St. Francis Smith developed Omega Lambda Gamma, a co-ed college preparatory society that helps guide student-athletes to…
Mount Dora police help provide Christmas to three families

Mount Dora police help provide Christmas to three families

Christmas came early for three single mothers and their children, thanks to the Mount Dora Police Department. With generous donations from residents, as well as Walmart and Wise Chiropractic, the department recently gave a special gift to the families. The…
Mount Dora police bring comfort in the form of stuffed bears

Mount Dora police bring comfort in the form of stuffed bears

When a former police employee sent a hand-stitched stuffed bear made from an old police uniform to Mount Dora Police Chief John O’Grady, a tradition was reborn. The ex-employee said these “comfort bears” were made in the 1990s to help…
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