Clearwater Police Department

  • Agency: Clearwater Police Department
  • Address: 645 Pierce St, Clearwater, 33756 FL
  • Chief: Sid Klein (Chief of Police)
Phone: 727-562-4242
Fax: 562-4221

Clearwater Police Department is located at 645 Pierce St, Clearwater, 33756 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Sid Klein. The Clearwater Police Department phone number is 727-562-4242.

Clearwater Police Department News

It's still not too late to apply for the annual Clearwater For Youth scholarships. These awards are given to graduating high school seniors who have participated in youth and or high school sports activities as well as other extracurricular activities and have through their participation shown the highest qualities of good sportsmanship, teamwork and moral standards. For information on how to apply, go to

Help us identify this man-bun bandit who made off with multiple packages last month from a residence on Majestic Oaks Boulevard. Take note of the nimble balancing act as the packages start to move on him. Recognize him? Call 727-562-4242 or use the TIP411 system by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.

Neither sleet nor snow nor freezing rain nor frigid arctic air will keep our crossing guards from helping kids stay safe in the morning on the way to school. They were out there this morning braving the chilly conditions like they do every other school day of the year -- not letting the temps in the upper 20s and wind chills in the teens bother them. Our school crossing guards rock!

Officers heading out to work are finding conditions a little frosty and frigid this morning. A reading of 29 degrees is downright brrrrrr-ish and feels more like the Windy City or frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. Thanks to Officer Defayette for the visuals. Stay warm and stay safe, Clearwater. How do you like this big chill?

Current conditions on Memorial Causeway on the way to the beach -- not! It may be getting cold out there, but it's not that cold just yet. It is cold enough, however, that Pinellas County's cold night shelters will be open tonight to provide warm refuge for the homeless. Clearwater's location is Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave. It opens at 5 p.m.

Today, we are sending birthday wishes to a certain 5-year-old who we first came to know last year at this time. Happy birthday, Brody, from Sgt. Rodgers and your friends at CPD! Have an extra special birthday!

Do you recognize this man? If so, we want to hear from you. He tried to enter a vehicle at 1799 N. Highland Ave. with a coat hanger. When that didn't work, he used something to smash the window instead. If you know his identity, call us at 727-562-4242 or email; you can also use the TIP411 system by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.

Here's a neat story from the folks at Fox 13 on a local youngster helping the homeless in Clearwater:

We had some special visitors recently from TOP Martial Arts. They came by for a tour of the police station and got to meet some of our personnel, including Officer Frederick and Officer Price. Thanks for stopping by to say hi, boys and girls!

Here's a peek at the latest book that our officers are reading in local preschools as part of the Officer Friendly Book Club. The program is designed to fuel an interest in reading with youngsters at an early age. It's a collaboration with the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County.

Can't this feathered fella read the sign? We might try to give him a ticket, but he likely would take flight from officers. This hawk is a regular around the Countryside substation at State Road 580 and McMullen Booth Road.

Maj. Michael Baumaister of the Tampa Police Department, the new president of the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association, presents our Chief Slaughter with a gift Thursday. Chief Slaughter is the outgoing president of the group.

This could have ended a lot differently had the driver of the turning pickup not been paying attention and anticipated what could have happened. The red light that the driver blew through had been red for just under 50 seconds. It happened early Christmas Day; the driver got a little coal and a citation in his or her stocking.

The Bester-Skelding family from Ontario got to use one of our patrol vehicles as a nice prop for a family photo recently on Clearwater Beach. Dean is a sergeant in the Ontario Provincial Police while Zelia is in the reserves with the agency. They were joined by their kids -- Ken, Markus, Matthew and Jake. We're sorry that our temperatures were more like Ontario than our typical Clearwater readings! Make sure you come back and get a taste of our tropical temps another time!

On this date in 1982, John Henry Flood was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at the Amoco at 1495 Belleair Road. He was just 19 years old. Though his homicide remains unsolved, our detectives are committed to finding his killer or killers. Someone, somewhere knows something about this case. We just need that person to do the right thing and contact us -- via phone at 727-562-4242 or email at or via TIP411 by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.

Officer Egger and Publix help #LightTheTorch for #SpecialOlympicsFlorida and these deserving athletes.

On this date in 1979, William Mason was stabbed to death during a fight in the parking lot of Charlie's Bar at 7 Rockaway St. Though his homicide is unsolved to this day, our detectives are committed to finding his killer. If you have any information on this case, call 727-562-4242 or email Someone, somewhere knows something about this crime.

From the better-late-than-never department, here are some photos from around Christmas when Team J decided to bring some holiday cheer to Clearwater residents by surprising some with gifts. Officers opened their own pockets to go shopping and buy presents for people they thought could use a helping hand. That's why we like to call ourselves community champions!

Stop by to learn about our volunteer program at Westfield Countryside Mall between now and 4 on the lower level near Sears. We are always on the lookout for great community-minded people.

Want to become a CPD volunteer and help be a community champion for our agency? Visit our volunteer recruitment fair today between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Westfield Countryside Mall. Look for us on the lower level near Sears. We hope to see you there and welcome you into the ranks of our valuable volunteers!

The right lane of westbound Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard at Sky Harbor Drive is closed for sewer repairs. Move to the left two through lanes as you near that area. Thank you for your patience.

Lakeview Road between Norwood and Duncan is closed as crews make repairs to a water main there. The repairs could last for several hours. Motorists should plan alternate routes.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for the Clearwater Police Department? We are having a volunteer recruitment fair Saturday at Westfield Countryside Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lower level near Sears. Come have a chat with our current volunteers and see how you can help in your community. We hope to see you there!

We need your help to identify this red-shoe burglar. Here is surveillance video from a burglary last month in the 1900 block of Harding Street. He was wearing camouflage pants, a black long-sleeve shirt and red shoes. He pulled a red hood over his face and possibly socks on his hands when he got on the property. If you recognize him, call 727-562-4242 or email; you can also use the TIP411 system by texting your tip and the keyword CWPD to 847411.

Students enrolled in the Operation Graduate program received a lesson today on how the bus system operates. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority provided free daily passes for the students, who then boarded a bus and went to the Park Street transfer station before catching another bus. They ended up at Culver's where the great folks from United Way, our partners in the Operation Graduate program, bought them all lunch. Thanks to our friends at PSTA for the hands-on lesson of teaching students how they can catch the bus to and from school, extracurricular activities or even jobs.