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The Appearance of Justice
Leigh McEachern  More Info

About the Orange County Sheriff's Department
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (Florida), “The first sheriff of Orange County dates from the earliest days of Florida's statehood in 1845. On January 31, 1845, the area was known as Mosquito County in Territorial Florida was renamed Orange County, a name reflective of the spreading blanket of orange groves throughout the region. Less than six weeks later, on March 3, 1845, Florida's status as a territory was changed to that of statehood. The first statewide election was conducted on May 26, 1845. William Henry Williams was elected to serve as Orange County's first sheriff.”


Today, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is a full service law enforcement agency which employees over 2,400 employees with a budget of over 140 million dollars.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is organized into three divisions: Uniformed Patrol, Investigative Divisions and Administrative Divisions.  In addition to being one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the Southeast United States, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is unique in that unlike most sheriff agencies it does not manage the county jails.  Management of the Orange County inmate population is accomplished the Orange County Corrections Department, a separate entity.




After three years in the US Marines, the Leigh McEachern became a rookie cop with the St. Petersburg Police Department. Promoted to detective, he took part in many notable cases, including the conviction of the vice-mayor, a prominent defense attorney, on a federal felony. He went on to serve as deputy chief of the Winter Park Police Department, and then as chief deputy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (Florida).  Leigh McEachern is the author of The Appearance of Justice.

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