Local Police and Injunctions
Know where to turn. There are people who will listen. Who will act. Who can help. If you witness or are affected by abuse or harassment, there are dedicated resources available to you. Be the one to take a stand against violence by reporting it.
Any information shared with the College is not shared with any outside entity, including Law Enforcement. If a reporting party thinks she or he may want to press charges, this person is encouraged to immediately be examined through the Victim Services Center of Central Florida. Their services include immediate support and advocacy to both reporting and non-reporting survivors of sexual assault, including forensic evidence collection. They will also provide confidential victim advocates to accompany reporting parties during the exam. These services are offered even if an individual chooses not to report the crime to law enforcement.
Evidence can be collected hours after an assault, but the sooner that it is done, the more likely that useful evidence can be recovered. Prior to a forensic exam, it is important not to bathe, shower, douche, change one’s clothes or disturb anything at the crime scene. Extremely valuable physical evidence can be obtained from the reporting party, the reporting party’s clothing and objects at the scene of the crime. Persons should be aware that because police records are public records, local police may not be able to hold reports of a crime in confidence.
|City of Orlando Police Department||911 or 321-235-5300|
|Orange County Sheriff’s Office||911 or 407-254-7000|
|City of Kissimmee Police Department||911 or 407-846-3333|
|Osceola County Sheriff’s Office||911 or 407-348-2222|
|City of Winter Park Police Department||911 or 407-599-3444|
How to File
Filing for protection is free. There is no fee to file a restraining order.
A petition may be filed in the county where you currently reside, where the respondent resides or where the violence occurred. In Orange County, a restraining order may be filed through the following:
Orange County Courthouse
425 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 315
Orlando, FL 32801
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Main Office for the Clerk of the Court
Osceola County Courthouse
2 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays
The recording department stops recording promptly at 4:30 p.m. (if you are making a payment, you must receive a wait number by 4:30 p.m.)