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City of Maitland Swears In New Police Chief


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               
Kristine Neal
Communications Coordinator
City of Maitland
(407) 539-6246
Douglas M. Ball To Be Sworn In As New Maitland Police Chief
MAITLAND, FLORIDA (June 1, 2009) – On June 3, Maitland City Manager Jim Williams will swear in Douglas M. Ball as the new Maitland Police Chief. Ball will be sworn into office during a public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, at the Home Builders Association Building, located at 544 Mayo Avenue.
Ball comes to Maitland from the Winter Park Police Department, where he has served as Chief of Police since 1996. Working his way through the ranks, Ball began with Winter Park in 1976 as a Uniform Patrolman. Ball currently holds membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as an Executive Board Member of Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
Ball will be replacing Chief Gary Calhoun, who has retired after 25 years with the Maitland Police Department.
“I know Doug Ball was an outstanding police chief in Winter Park,” said Williams. “It was my pleasure to work with Doug for so many years and I look forward to that same relationship here in the City of Maitland.”
For more information regarding the City of Maitland and the Maitland Police Department, please visit the city’s official Web site at

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