About The Police Department:
The City of Leesburg is located in Lake County in North Central Florida approximately
45 miles northwest of Orlando. Our city limits cover 40 square miles with a population of
approximately 20,500 residents within our city limits with several thousand more residing
in the numerous retirement communities surrounding the city.
The Leesburg Police Department is a very progressive agency which currently employs 72
sworn officers and 35 civilians. We are the largest municipal agency in Lake County and
often set the trends and standards for law enforcement within the county. We are also a
"Community Oriented Policing" (C.O.P.) department. As you look through our web page this
will be quite evident.
The department is divided into three divisions;
and Support Services.
Within these divisions there are various specialized units including
S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics),
and Animal Control.
Each of these divisions and their respective units and responsibilities are
explained throughout the web site.