Candidate for Orange County Sheriff
Bill Moore is a native of Orlando, FL, who has been actively involved in serving his community for many years. He began volunteering as a teenager and later became a Police Cadet at the Orlando Police Department, working primarily in the Criminal Investigative Division. The hard work paid off and Orlando Police Chief Tom Hurlburt provided the required sponsorship from the agency to attend the Police Academy. Bill was subsequently hired as a sworn police officer with the Orlando Police Department in 1993.
Collectively, Bill has participated in law enforcement operations and criminal investigations for over 26 years with the majority of that time as a Career Officer. After retiring from the Orlando Police Department in December 2013, Bill continued to serve the residents of Orange County as a Reserve Orlando Police Officer, a non-paid appointment. However, in March 2015, he resigned from this position to pursue political office. Bill ran for the position of Orange County Commissioner, District 3, in 2016 with the aim of creating a safer Orange County and fostering sustained, responsible economic growth.
Bill has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to public safety and protecting others. He earned his Master of Arts in Security Management with distinction (Honors) while working full-time as a law enforcement officer, highlighting his dedication to continuous learning and improvement in his field.
Even after retiring from the Orlando Police Department, Bill has remained actively involved in the community through his service with non-profit organizations and as administrator and facilitator of the Orange County Public Safety Group on Facebook. This group has attracted over 1300 members and serves as a platform for dialogue and discussion around public safety issues in Orange County. Bill’s ongoing engagement with the community demonstrates his unwavering dedication to public safety and making a positive impact in the lives of those in the community.
In November of 2014, Bill was elected to the position of State Trustee for the Fraternal Order of Police Orlando Lodge 25, Inc., which represents over 720 Orlando Police Officers, and began serving in that capacity in January of 2015. Prior to the State Trustee position, Bill served as the Treasurer and managed the FOP Orlando Lodge 25 finances for over 17 consecutive years. During that time, Bill was instrumental in coordinating the construction of the new FOP Meeting Hall valued at over a half million dollars at that time and has increased in value over the years. In addition to managing the non-profit’s finances, Bill also served as a board member on the Labor Committee, which is instrumental in contract negotiations and representing officers in administrative investigations conducted by the Orlando Police Department’s Internal Affairs Section. Currently, Bill volunteers his time and serves as a board member for the Fraternal Order of Police District 7, Inc. and the Pine Castle Historical Society, Inc, serving as the Treasurer for both of the organizations.
Life After Retirement
William “Bill” Moore became a Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in Florida and member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, and the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. Bill served on the Orlando Regional Realtor Association’s Government Affairs and New Member Services Committees, along with the Professional Development Forum. As a REALTOR®, Bill works with brokers of Alpha Real Estate of Central Florida, LLC to locate residential and commercial real estate for buyers, sellers, and those who may want to lease or rent properties.
In 2019, Bill met his wife, Fabiana, and a year later, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they were married just prior to the lock down and the closing of all governmental buildings. Bill’s wife is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is a minority business owner. As a father through marriage, Bill has raised a teenager and became a role-model and mentor. Bill’s son is currently in Honors classes at Oak Ridge High School and wants to join the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Oak Ridge High School in 2023, with aspirations of becoming a law enforcement officer after military service.
Ready to serve – again
Bill is ready to come out of his law enforcement retirement in order to save lives and perform the most valuable duty for Orange County – providing for the public safety and welfare of residents and visitors. Bill believes the ‘tone’ needs to be reset in Orange County. Those who commit crimes will be held accountable for harming, injuring, or terrorizing victims.