Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducted a special 'wolf pack operation,' targeting aggressive drivers and motorists who are drinking and driving.
With holiday celebrations just getting started, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducted an overnight "DUI Wolf Pack Operation" Friday, arresting nine for driving under the influence of alcohol. The "Wolf Pack" patrols, which target aggressive drivers and motorists who are drinking and driving were conducted throughout Pinellas County from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday. From the results, it seems that deputies had a busy night. Here is a list of the arrests, warnings and citations:
Monday, September 24, 2012
Fraternal Order of Police Pinellas Lodge 43 has announced their endorsement for Scott Swope for Pinellas County Sheriff.
Scott Swope has released a press release stating that he has received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 in Pinellas. “It means a great deal tome to earn their trust and respect," Swope stated in the press release. The Fraternal Order of Police sent Swope a letter and stated that because of his qualifications, he will be able to act for Pinellas County citizens with "distinction and honor”. Previously, the Fraternal Order of Police was endorsing Everett Rice, current Sheriff Bob Gualtieri's competitor during the Republican primary, according to an article from Tampabay.com. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 43 has representatives from St. Pete Beach, Gulfport, Belleair, St. Petersburg police departments, as well …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Be sure to check out our full archived video of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Debate
Didn't make it to the Patch-sponsored Pinellas County Sheriff's candidate debate on July 17 and didn't catch the livestream? You're still in luck — you can watch our recorded video from the event. This is the third part of three for the debate. You can find part 1 here and part 2 here. The debate was sponsored by Patch, the National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum and Bay News 9.
Be sure to check out our full archived video of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Debate.
Didn't make it to the Patch-sponsored Pinellas County Sheriff's candidate debate on July 17 and didn't catch the livestream? You're still in luck — you can watch our recorded video from the event. This is the second part of three for the debate. You can find part 1 here and part 3 here. The debate was sponsored by Patch, the National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum and Bay News 9.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Marine patrols of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office were out in force, making arrests and issuing tickets.
Marine officers made 17 arrests and issued 20 citations in a special enforcement effort by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office over the three-day Memorial Day holiday. The stops were made along Pinellas County waterways, beginning Friday and running through Monday. In addition to responding to water rescue calls, the Marine Unit Deputies: The weekend enforcement was to boost safe boating on Pinellas waterways and reduce the risk of injury and death.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here are Gulfport crime reports for April 8-14, provided by Pinellas County. Click on the red tabs for details. Source: Gulfport police and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
On April 28, Pinellas County law enforcement will be collecting unused and unwanted medications in fourteen locations countywide, safely and with no questions asked.
Do you have unused or expired prescriptions in your medicine chest? The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office can help you get rid of them safely. On April 28, the seventh "Operation Medicine Cabinet" (OMC) kicks off in Pinellas County. The PCSO, with LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County will be collecting medications for disposal. The purpose of OMC is to teach and raise awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse. The public is invited to stop by any one of the locations on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and drop off prescription medications with no questions asked. No biohazard items or needles will be accepted. Fourteen sites countywide, including several in South Pinellas County, will be …