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Issues and Voices that Matter November 29, 2010

The State of Law Enforcement in Seminole County

State of Law Enforcement in Seminole County

Hear remarks featured in 2010 at the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce  luncheon on the state of law enforcement in Seminole County, FL. Luncheon speakers are Donald F. Eslinger, Seminole County Sheriff; and police chiefs Jeffrey Chudnow of the city of Oviedo, and Kevin P. Brunelle of the City of Winter Springs. Feature Length — 47:44) 


After introductions, their 30-minute presentation begins with Sheriff Eslinger speaking for 5- minutes during which he addresses issues related to the department’s mission, community partnerships, crime rate statistics in unincorporated Seminole County, the trans-jurisdictional nature of crime, and his concerns about increasing drug addiction, civic rudeness and the growing numbers of incarcerated inmates.

Eslinger is followed by Chief Chudnow of Oviedo. Chudnow speaks 4- minutes on the subjects of the cooperation level between the cities and the Sherriff’s office, coordination between the cities to reduce the illegal sale of prescription drugs and pills, car burglary and the importance of resident involvement in lowering crime rates.

Chief Brunelle of Winter Springs also speaks 4-minutes on his department’s involvement with public school programs, 2009 crime rates, and the success of his “lock it or lose it” campaign to lower theft from vehicles.

There is a 15-minute session given over to the speakers’ answers to questions from the luncheon audience. Those questions center on graffiti abatement programs, gang reduction initiatives, school resource officers (SRO), programs to advance safety and security guidelines for small business owners, residential safety programs, speed limits and traffic directions in and around school zones, and “citizens on patrol” programs.

The event concludes with 12-minutes of remarks from the event sponsor – the Oviedo/Winter Springs Optimist Club in regards to the club’s 6th annual Central Florida Law Enforcement Car Show, plus the Chamber’s student of the month recognition, a rundown of upcoming chamber events, and the introduction of new chamber members.

This presentation was recorded Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the monthly membership luncheon of the chamber of commerce at the Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs, Florida before a luncheon audience of 65 chamber members and guests.

Key Participants

Donald F. Eslinger
Seminole County Sheriff

bio | website

Chief Jeffrey Chudnow
city of Oviedo

bio | website

Chief Kevin P. Brunelle
city of Winter Springs

bio | website

Facilitating Participants

Cory Skeates, Executive Director, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce (photo - Charles Wells Photography)
Cory Skeates
Executive Director, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce


Paul Sladek
Moderator and Chamber Vice President - Government Affairs


Luncheon Sponsor:

Oviedo - Winter Springs Optimist Club

Student of the Month Presentation

Tammy Potosky
member chamber education committee, TLP Coaching & Learning Solutions


Joan Walker Elementary School


Kurt Corley, 5th grade, with parents Annabelle & Jason Corley


After you launch the slideshow below, click “Next” and “Previous” to rotate through the photos.

From left - Police Chief Jeffrey Chudnow, Oviedo, and Police Chief Kevin P. Brunelle, Winter Springs (photo - CMF Public Media)

Additional Feature Information

This presentation marks the 9th in a series of collaborations Carroll McKenney Public Media has initiated during 2010 with the Oviedo/Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce through a series of on-going programs staged by the chamber to address a range of important issues relevant to the business community and the general population in the Oviedo and Winter Springs communities served by the chamber.

Chamber programs on the Heard in Central Florida web site:

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