Kenneth City Police Department

  • Agency: Kenneth City Police Department
  • Address: 4600 58th St N, Kenneth City, 33709 FL
  • Chief: Douglas Pasley (Chief of Police)

Kenneth City Police Department is located at 4600 58th St N, Kenneth City, 33709 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Douglas Pasley. The Kenneth City Police Department phone number is (727) 582-6200.

Kenneth City Police Department News

Last Friday we had the pleasure of doing High Visibility Enforcement- Positive Reinforcement at the intersection of 58th St.N and 54th Ave in Kenneth City with Alert Today Florida spokesman Scott Lagasse Jr. Scott helped us fit and give helmets away to bicyclists of all ages who did not have one. We also rewarded pedestrians using the crosswalk correctly with free Tampa Bay Rays tickets and handed out backpack safety kits to motorists who stopped before the crossing stripes and who looked for cyclists and pedestrians before turning right on red. Check out the video to see more! Thank you to racecar driver Scott Lagasse Jr. for giving of his time and actively participating in KCPD's traffic safety outreach and education inititatives. In Scott Lagasse, the PD has found someone who also believes as we do, that by educating citizens about the importance of traffic laws and by increasing awareness of safety issues, the number of pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle crashes can be reduced. #bikesafety Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program Florida Bicycle Association #pedsafety #AlertTonightAliveTomorrow #AlertTodayFL Center for Urban Transportation Research - CUTR FDOT West Central - Tampa Area

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On Memorial Day we remember those who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. We honor those that gave up their lives to protect ours, and show our respect to the fallen by marking the day with ceremonies nationwide. We also remember on a personal level by sharing memories and reaching out to surviving family members to show our support. Today and every day, the men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department honor, remember, and thank all who have served, as well as their families, for their dedication, bravery, and sacrifice. #MemorialDayWeekend #MemorialDay

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This Memorial Day Weekend, our focus is on safety. The Memorial Day Click it or Ticket initiative is ongoing and runs through June 3, 2018. Kenneth City Police officers will be participating in this campaign day and night to educate, enforce and protect. If you plan on celebrating with alcohol away from home, designate a driver or find an alternate form of transportation. Remember: a designated driver isn’t the person who’s had the least to drink. Make sure your designated driver is a sober designated driver. If you do not have a designated driver and you are impaired, there is always another way to get home safely. One option: call Tow to Go: (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246. AAA is offering a FREE, confidential local ride within a 10-mile radius to a safe location. You do NOT have to be an AAA member. The AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver home. For details, click on: http://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/safety/tow_to_go.aspx #TowToGo #MemorialDayWeekend #ClickitorTicketFL #BuckleUp #ArriveAlive #SeatbeltSelfie #SeatBeltsSaveLives Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program

Here's the PD's #drone footage from our "Biking with a Badge" Event held on May 17, 2018. For photos taken at street level click here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennethCityPolice/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1672302109489752 Our officers truly enjoyed cycling around Town, supporting healthy activity for all ages and forming friendships with all who came out to pedal. We also appreciated the opportunity to go over cycling laws and rules of the road with an enthusiastic group that plans to #ShareTheRoad and cycle right. The event was well attended and started at our Community Hall. After a safety briefing with #CommunityPolicing Ofc Beltran, our guest speaker, Tiffany Sabiel from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Safe Routes to School Program, spoke about helmet fitting and day and night time visibility on the roadway. She made sure that all the kids understood safety basics and the little ones learned a new vocabulary word: “pedestrian.” We assured everyone had a fitted helmet, a good piece of visible wear or vest on, and then our attendees took to their bicycles. They rode 1 mile to a Town Park practicing the educational tips covered in the briefing about stopping, turning and being visible. At the park they rested, enjoyed water and a light snack. After we rode back we finished the Event by raffling off two bikes which were purchased with donations from our local businesses and which were signed by NASCAR Driver and Alert Today Florida spokesman Scott Lagasse Jr. What a great way to celebrate #NationalBikeMonth. Thanks to all who participated. #BikingWithaBadge #bikesafety #FamilyFriendly Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Florida Bicycle Association Center for Urban Transportation Research - CUTR FDOT West Central - Tampa Area #optoutside #bikesafety

The men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department are delighted to share this announcement with our Readers: Our very own Police Chief Kevin Riley has been appointed Chairman and USF St Petersburg's Chief David Hendry has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Pinellas Police Standards Council. They were nominated and unanimously selected by their peers for the term beginning June 1,2018 through May 31, 2019. The Pinellas Police Standards Council was created by the Florida Legislature in 1972 to conduct research, coordinate policy between agencies and improve the quality of law enforcement in Pinellas County. The State Attorney, Sheriff, all Pinellas County Police Chiefs and the Police Academy Director serve on the Council. It is a great honor to be entrusted with a seat on the Council and we have every confidence in our own Chief, Chief Riley, and in Chief Hendry to provide the leadership and service that their positions require. We offer our best congratulations to them both and warmly thank outgoing Chairman, Treasure Island Chief Armand Boudreau, for all that he has accomplished during his term of office.

The KCPD had a great time at our "Biking with a Badge" Event on May 17th. Our officers truly enjoyed cycling around Town, supporting healthy activity for all ages and forming friendships with all who came out to pedal. We also appreciated the opportunity to go over cycling laws and rules of the road with an enthusiastic group that plans to #ShareTheRoad and cycle right. The event was well attended and started at our Community Hall. After a safety briefing with #CommunityPolicing Ofc Beltran, our guest speaker, Tiffany Sabiel from Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Safe Routes to School Program, spoke about helmet fitting and day and night time visibility on the roadway. She made sure that all the kids understood safety basics and the little ones learned a new vocabulary word: “pedestrian.” We assured everyone had a fitted helmet, a good piece of visible wear or vest on, and then our attendees took to their bicycles. They rode 1 mile to a Town Park practicing the educational tips covered in the briefing about stopping, turning and being visible. At the park they rested, enjoyed water and a light snack. After we rode back we finished the Event by raffling off two bikes which were purchased with donations from our local businesses and which were signed by NASCAR Driver and Alert Today Florida spokesman Scott Lagasse Jr.. Attached to this post are photos captured at street level. The Event was also captured by our #Drone – video will be posted soon. What a great way to celebrate #NationalBikeMonth. Thanks to all who participated. #BikingWithaBadge #bikesafety #FamilyFriendly Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Florida Bicycle Association Center for Urban Transportation Research - CUTR FDOT West Central - Tampa Area #optoutside

School is out for summer! Today is a half day at Blanton Elementary and the last day at Pinellas County Schools and all of us at the KCPD thank our Crossing Guard Ted Walters for creating a safe place for all bicyclists and pedestrians enroute to school. Ted, you help make Kenneth City a safe, friendly small Town - rain and shine - and we at the PD thank you. Remember, all Readers and caregivers, children will be riding bikes and playing outside while school is recessed, so Stay Alert, watch for kids and pets at all times of day, and let's have a safe and happy #SummerBreak, Kenneth City! #childsafety #pedestriansafety Alert Today Florida

Thank you to all our local fellow first responders: Sunstar Paramedics, Pinellas Park Fire Department, and the staff at Northside Hospitall St. Petersburg General Hospitall, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Not only do you respond at a moment's notice and are dedicated to round the clock life-saving, but you do such a great job in outreach, interfacing with our kids and educating on #publicsafety and #publichealth. The men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department thank you for the work that you do today and every day. #EMSweek #EMSstrong #bettertogether #grateful #partnership #communitypolicing Florida Department of Health (DOH)

Our very own Cpl Raley and Ofc Diaz took part in an outreach program sponsored by Power Design​ during #DistractedDriving month. It was a great opportunity for our officers, on behalf of the Town and the Police Department, to share our support and enthusiasm for the mission of saving lives with members of the local community. The program focused on presenting hard statistics on the harm that distracted driving can cause, offering onsite participation to demonstrate the immediate impact of distractions, and showing how easily each driver can be part of the solution by driving distraction-free. Cpl Raley and Ofc Diaz' main message was: "Driving requires our full attention, so keep it simple and keep your eyes on the road!" A great first step is simply never to text and drive. Click here for a run down of distracted driving in all its forms and how to help: https://www.enddd.org/ and click here for some still photos from the Event: https://www.facebook.com/KennethCityPolice/photos/a.1405332919520007.1073741906.175137082539603/1670233706363259/?type=3&theater Thank you, Power Design, for organizing this very positive outreach program. Let's #EndDD #JustDrive #DecideToDrive #PowerDesignInc #DistractedDriving #ItCanWait

Our very own Cpl Raley and Ofc Diaz took part in an outreach program sponsored by Power Design during #DistractedDriving month. It was a great opportunity for our officers, on behalf of the Town and the Police Department, to share our support and enthusiasm for the mission of saving lives with members of the local community. The program focused on presenting hard statistics on the harm that distracted driving can cause, offering onsite participation to demonstrate the immediate impact of distractions, and showing how easily each driver can be part of the solution by driving distraction-free. Our officers' main message was: Driving requires our full attention, so keep it simple and keep your eyes on the road! A great first step is simply never to text and drive. We've also got a link to a video shot during the Program, courtesy of Power Design, Inc. (-- please see separate post on our Timeline) Click here for a run down of distracted driving in all its forms and how to help: https://www.enddd.org/ Thank you, Power Design, for organizing this very positive outreach program. Let's #EndDD #JustDrive #DecideToDrive #PowerDesignInc #DistractedDriving #ItCanWait

#BuckleUp, Kenneth City! It's the law. The safety belt is your vehicle's best safety feature, but it only works if you use it. The Kenneth City Police Department is raising awareness through Memorial Day Weekend to encourage safety belt use during Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles spring Click It or Ticket campaign. No matter how short the trip, there is no substitute for seat belts. #ClickItorTicket Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program FDOT West Central - Tampa Area

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UPDATE: 3:30PM 5/15/18 Owner came by the PD and is now on the way to bring her pet home. Thank you all for your help and concern. FOUND dog. Please help us re-unite this dog with her owner. An adorable female cocker spaniel, gentle and friendly, found at about 11AM in the KCPD parking lot, 4600 58th St N. She has a chip but she is unregistered so the chip provided no information. We took her on a quick walk of the neighborhood and the park but no-one recognized her. Please share this post with photo and if you have info, please get in touch with Pinellas County Animal Services TEL: 727 582-2600 #lostdog #founddog Lost and Found Pets of Pinellas County

Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day set aside by the President within National Police Week to acknowledge the service of law enforcement personnel throughout the United States. As a mark of respect for law enforcement, the President has directed that all flags be lowered to half-staff today, May 15th, 2018 and you will see our flag flying at half staff outside the PD. Here is a link to the memo published by Gov Scott: https://www.flgov.com/2018/05/14/memorandum-flags-at-half-staff-for-peace-officers-memorial-day/ Readers, let your local police officers know you appreciate them as they patrol to keep our communities safe during National Police Week, 2018! #ServiceAboveSelf #HonorAboveAll #lawenforcement #PoliceWeek2018 #NationalPoliceWeek #memorial #policeweek

Help #StampOutHunger this Saturday. It's the country's largest single day food drive and it's as easy as putting some non-perishable food items out for your mail carrier to collect on Saturday, May 12th. Most needed items are: - Canned fruits and vegetables - Peanut butter - Canned tuna and chicken - Dry pastas - Boxed macaroni and cheese - Canned soups Simply leave a bag of nonperishable items by your mailbox, and your participating letter carrier will pick it up! Click on the link for details and there is a FAQ on their website here: http://www.stampouthungerfooddrive.us/faqs/ #donation

Coming May 16th, 2018 - Phase 4 of our current bike and pedestrian safety campaign which we began in November. Our goal: to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries on our local roadways. Officers will be targeting high pedestrian and bicycle traffic areas in Town to include the intersections of 62nd St N and 54th Ave N., and 46th Ave N and 66th St N. These areas are largely used by local high school and elementary students as their route to school. We believe that by educating citizens about the importance of traffic laws and by increasing awareness of safety issues, the Kenneth City Police Department can reduce the number of pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle crashes. Note: The overall focus of the detail will be to increase awareness of and compliance with traffic laws, but we will be issuing citations for observed violations during this phase. Stay safe and obey the law, Kenneth City! The KCPD would like to thank FDOT West Central - Tampa Area, Alert Today Florida and the Center for Urban Transportation Research - CUTR for creating an opportunity for our officers to make the kind of one on one contact that can make a difference. #ArriveAliveFL #pedestrianSafety #BikeSafety #walksafe #bikesafe Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Florida Bicycle Association

Kenneth City Councilman Robert Howell and our own Lt Michael Vieno were honored to represent the Town and our police deparment today at Pinellas County's 29th annual memorial service to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty. Memorial events included an Honor Guard presentation of colors and a floral wreath, addresses from Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Guest Speaker Senator Darryl Rouson (Florida Senate District 19), "Taps," a 21-Gun Salute, and a reading of the 25 names of Pinellas County law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1905. Today and everyday, we honor those officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and thank them for their dedication and service to our communities. #ServiceAboveSelf #HonorAboveAll #lawenforcement #PoliceWeek2018 #NationalPoliceWeek #memorial #policeweek

The 29th Annual Pinellas County Fallen Officer Memorial Observance is starting shortly. This service is attended by Law Enforcement officers from all around Tampa Bay, and gathers loved ones and community members to remember and to honor officers who were killed in the line of duty in our area as well as nationally. If you cannot attend in person, you may join the ceremony via Facebook Live (see link below). The KCPD will have members of our Agency in attendance. Please join us to honor the many fallen officers who sacrificed their lives while in service in Tampa Bay and nationally.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the Gentry family, the members of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office in Sebring, Florida and to all those in the communities in which he lived and served who have been affected by this senseless tragedy. RIP Deputy William Gentry Jr. EOW 05/07/18

Have a safe and happy Cinco de Mayo. Before you head out to celebrate make sure you have a safe way of getting home. Designate a sober driver before you leave or arrange for another form of safe transportation. Kenneth City officers will be out 24 hours a day ensuring the safety of our local roads. You know what to do, Kenneth City! Make smart choices behind the wheel this weekend. #DriveSoberorGetPulledOver #planahead #dontdriveimpaired #ArriveAliveFL Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program Alert Today Florida FDOT West Central - Tampa Area #cincodemayo