Operation Church Guardian

Operation Church Guardian is part of the DeLand Police Department’s response to the increased acts of violence perpetrated against innocent lives at places of worship across our country. This operation will ensure that Police Officers have an increased presence in DeLand places of worship, thereby creating a safer environment for congregations, staff, and visitors. In addition to creating a safer church environment, OCG provides officers and citizens the opportunity to build strong relationships in furtherance of our community oriented policing philosophy.