St. Petersburg Police Department
|St. Petersburg Police Department|
|St. Petersburg Police Patch|
|Annual budget||$86.9 million (2010 FY)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County of Pinellas County in the state of Florida, United States|
|Map of St. Petersburg Police Department's Jurisdiction.|
|Size||64 sq mi (170 km2)|
|Legal jurisdiction||St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.|
|Governing body||City of St. Petersburg|
|Headquarters||1300 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The St Petersburg Police Department provides crime prevention and public safety services for the city of St Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg Police Department has an authorized strength of 545 sworn officers and 212 civilian support staff.
The St Petersburg Police Department has divided the city into three districts.
District One is basically the South of the City.
District Two is basically the North of the City.
District Three is basically the West of the City.
Crime Prevention Officers
A police officer is deployed to each district to act in a proactive approach to crime prevention. The team addresses complaints along with evaluating needs in their district's communities. They also function as the district liaison for the department's Crime Watch (Neighborhood Watch) Program.
In early 2011, Nicholas Lindsey -- a then-teenager -- murdered veteran officer David Crawford.
Chief of Police
- Charles "Chuck" Harmon
- Official St Petersburg, FL Police Department web site
- List of calls for service to the Saint Petersburg, FL Police Department