FDLE Announces the Arrest of the Windermere Police Chief


Today the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested Daniel Saylor, 44, of Sanford, Fla. for one count of giving of unlawful compensation for official behavior, a second-degree felony, and one count of official misconduct, a third-degree felony.  Saylor has been the Windermere Chief of Police since 2002.

FDLE began investigating Saylor in July 2010 after receiving information that Chief Saylor  terminated an investigation by his department into the sexual battery of a child to keep a friend from going to jail. The sexual battery was alleged to have been committed by Chief Saylor’s friend, Scott  Frederick Bush, 50, of Windermere, Fla. FDLE worked with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to confirm the initial allegations. As a result of the information received from those agencies and the FDLE’s subsequent investigation, Bush was also arrested  and charged with sexual battery on a person less than 12 years of age, a capital felony and lewd and lascivious acts upon a minor, a third-degree felony.
According to FDLE agents, Saylor utilized his position as chief to hinder FDLE’s investigation of the sexual battery allegations against Scott Frederick Bush. Saylor offered incentives to members of his department to influence them to provide untruthful testimony to FDLE and destroy material evidence.
Both men were booked into the Orange County Jail and are being held without bond.

The Office of State Attorney Lawson Lamar, 9th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the cases.  The investigation is continuing.
For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith or Keith Kameg
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001
Carrie Hoeppner
Department of Children and Families