New Police Substation to be Built at Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is building a $2.5 million substation for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The new substation is scheduled to open in October. Currently the 36 deputies, 20 administrators and clerks, and seven detectives that serve Disney are housed in a fire station operated by Reedy Creek.

Artist rendering of new sheriff's substationArtist rendering of new sheriff's substation

The new 6,300 square foot substation will be paid for and owned by Reedy Creek and will be located north of Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort. Three additional detectives who work out of the Sun Trust building will also be moving into the new substation.

The Orange County deputy sheriffs who serve the Walt Disney World Resort deal with traffic tickets, unruly guests, and other crimes reported on property including break-ins, robberies, and more. Disney recently updated its contract with the Sheriff's Office to include eight bike-patrol deputies who will patrol the new parking garages at Disney Springs.

Last year there were 117 "part one" crimes including robberies and car burglaries and reports show that traffic stops have dropped in number.

Disney also currently has more than 1,000 private security guards throughout the theme parks. The Orange County Sheriff's Office started providing service to Disney in 1993.

What do you think about the new substation on Disney property? Let us know in the comments.

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Dave wrote on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:34:

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thats great. But I think they could have been a little more creative like the fire station.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 21:11:

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That would have been nice Dave!

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