Winter Park Police Chief Resigns After Domestic Violence Allegations, Arrest

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Winter Park Police Chief Michael Deal has tendered his resignation, effective today, January 26. City Manager Randy Knight made the announcement during today’s City Commission meeting.

Deal was arrested on a domestic violence charge on January 19, and released the next day on a $500 bond.

In his letter of resignation, Deal stated: “I am resigning form my position as Chief of Police of the Winter Park Police Department. I am leaving this agency at the highest level of policing to include Community Service, Public Trust, and Integrity. The morale in the agency could not be better.”

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