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August Business Luncheon – Patrolling Lake Nona Region-Orlando Commissioner Jim Gray and New Police Chief Eric Smith

August 26, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Come meet the new chief and hear about plans to “protect and serve” our community.
Don’t miss this golden opportunity to meet and talk with our Orlando 1st District Commissioner and our new Police Chief. We will be among the first to welcome the new chief as he assumes command August 24.
Commissioner Jim Gray  – Commissioner Gray was elected to the Orlando City Commission on June 1, 2012. He has been a resident of Orlando since 1988.
In addition to his role as Commissioner, Jim is the Managing Director at CBRE Orlando, The world’s largest Commercial Real Estate services and investment firm.

Police Chief Eric Smith –  Chief Eric D. Smith has served the Orlando Community since 1994, when he joined the Orlando Police Department. After moving to Orlando, Florida, in 1989, he played football for the University of Central Florida Knights while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and later a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Oklahoma.

In his 28-year career, Chief Smith has served in various leadership roles. As the patrol bureau commander, he oversaw over 500 members of the Orlando Police Department. He has held the position of High-Risk Incident Commander for over seven years, K9 handler, commander of Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, and a member of the SWAT team for 19 years.

Chief Smith credits his experience with the internationally recognized SWAT team for preparing him to be the decisive, effective law enforcement leader he is today. With over twenty years of experience in high-risk and high liability tactical operations and incidents, Smith’s knowledge and expertise have been sought locally, nationally, and internationally. He makes it his daily mission to motivate and prepare officers to develop an accomplished career path through the many opportunities the Orlando Police Department provides.

SPACE IS LIMITED–register today!  


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