Apopka, FL

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Apopka is a city of about 42,000 residents in central Florida, near Orlando.  In January 2018, detectives working a street-level reverse sting made six arrests for prostitution. The Apopka Police Department had received a number of complaints regarding prostitution and other criminal activity along the 441-corridor in the downtown area. In an effort to curb such activity, members of the department’s detective unit had conducting undercover prostitution investigations and enforcement actions.  As part of the policing efforts, on Friday, January 26, Apopka Officers conducted an investigation of street-level prostitution. Undercover female officers posed as prostituted persons and were solicited for various sex acts for payment. The clients were arrested and charged, and their photos, names, and charges were released to new outlets.

Key Partners

  • Apopka Police Department

Key Sources

Street-Level Reverse Sting and Shaming:


State Florida
Type City
Population 41542
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