Tarpon Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Tarpon Springs Police Department
  • Address: 444 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs, 34689 FL
  • Chief: Mark LeCouris (Chief of Police)
Phone: (727) 937-6151
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Tarpon Springs Police Department is located at 444 South Huey Avenue, Tarpon Springs, 34689 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark LeCouris. The Tarpon Springs Police Department phone number is (727) 937-6151.

Tarpon Springs Police Department News

It was Pizza for lunch! - thanks to Ferman Chevrolet and Volvo. Billy Monterverde and staff generously arranged for lunch to be brought in today for our officers and firefighters. Thank you, not only for the great food, but for your continued support of our First Responders!

As part of our community engagement efforts, members of the traffic unit and Crime Prevention held a Bicycle and Golf Cart registration event at the Stonehedge Mobile Home Park today. Officers were able to meet with numerous residents and assist them in registering their bikes and carts to aid the police department in locating them if they were to be lost or stolen. We take our partnership with the community seriously and enjoy working with our citizens to assist them in quality of life issues. Thanks to Ofc. Boone, Ofc. Roque and Ofc. Ulrich for planning and participating in this event. In all, we were able to register 55 bicycles and golf carts for members of our community.

Thank you to everyone who ventured out this chilly morning for coffee and conversation at this month's Coffee with a Cop. McDonalds on 40728 US Hwy 19N provided the warm, inviting meeting place. Our officers thoroughly enjoyed visiting with our hardy, Florida residents. As always, we greatly appreciate the support and fellowship.

Members from the organization KRAWL’N FOR THE FALLEN stopped by today to show their support of local law enforcement and to present this beautiful slate plaque inscribed with the Police Officer’s Prayer. Krawl’n for the Fallen is the inspiration of Chrissy Johnson, who created the organization to help raise money for Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), the association that helps families rebuild their lives after the loss of a law enforcement family member. We are touched by the support and energy put forth by such caring individuals.

TSPD was honored to accept a very special gift from the youth group "4:12 Youth" from West Coast Word Church. To show their appreciation of our department, they brought snacks for our officers and presented a custom made wooden American Flag. The flag is proudly displayed in the "Charlie K" Read-Off room. Thank you 4:12 Youth!

TSPD wishing everyone a Safe and Happy New Year 2018!!!

The TSPD Family wishing All of You & your family a Merry Christmas

TSPD would like to thank the children of St Ignatius Church - Tarpon Springs Religious Education for making wonderful Christmas Cards for us to display in our station.

Today, the Road Dedication Ceremony was held for Fallen TSPD Officer Charles Kondek Jr.. Florida District 65 House of Representative Chris Sprowls lead the sign unveiling which designated Pinellas Avenue from Tarpon Avenue north to the Pinellas/Pasco County line as the Officer Charles “Charlie K” Kondek Jr. Memorial Highway. Officer Kondek’s Family, members of TSPD, Mayor Chris Alahouzos and many others attended the ceremony. This event is three years to the day that Officer Kondek was Killed in the Line of Duty in Tarpon Springs. His memory, service and dedication will always be in our hearts and We Will Never Forget.

In the early morning of December 21st, 2014, TSPD Officer Charles R. Kondek Jr. was killed in the line of duty after he responded to a noise complaint. Shortly after he arrived on scene he was shot and killed by a suspect. Officer Kondek is our most recent and hopefully last Fallen Hero in the history of the Tarpon Springs Police Department. Today we honor his Memory, Service and Sacrifice and continue to pray for his family, friends and colleagues during this tragic day of remembrance. Officer Kondek had served with the Tarpon Springs Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children We Will Never Forget

Video of last week K9 demos at Tarpon Elementary and Sunset Hills Elementary with K9 Officer Nguyen and K9 Dobies with Officer’s Geer and Gomez assisting.

Last week K9 demos at Tarpon Elementary and Sunset Hills Elementary with K9 Officer Nguyen and K9 Dobies with Officer’s Geer and Gomez assisting.

The Tampa Bay Times recently partnered with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting to chronicle the growing stolen gun problem in Florida. Today, the project is featured on Reveal’s weekly podcast. Among the findings of reporter Laura Morel’s Unlocked and Loaded series: Since 2007, at least 82,000 guns have been reported stolen in Florida and never found. The first story followed the case of Tarpon Springs officer Charles Kondek, who was killed in December 2014 with a firearm stolen from an unlocked car in Jacksonville. The second story looked at gun shops, where more than four times as many firearms were stolen during burglaries in 2016 than in 2012. During those years, gun dealers reported 156 break-ins to federal authorities. Morel produced this project as a Reveal Investigative Fellow. The fellowship, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Democracy Fund, provides journalists of color support and training to create investigative reporting projects in partnership with their news outlets. Listen to the podcast here:

TSPD's CopsnKids Christmas Program is off to a wonderful start this year, thanks to so many generous people and local organizations. Officer Quinones was playing Santa's helper today, collecting toys and bicycles donated by the Tarpon Springs High School Alumni. It is the Alumni's 9th year of helping with our CopsnKids Christmas Program. THANK YOU!

Tarpon Springs Police Department wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you to our local Publix for thinking of our Officers this Thanksgiving. Publix was thoughtful enough to provide turkeys and all the trimmings for our officers who will be on duty this Thanksgiving so they, too, will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. This Thanksgiving, remember to take time out and give thanks to all the caring, thoughtful people in your life! Happy Thanksgiving!

TSPD honors and remembers one of our fallen heroes, Lanny Rhea Langford. Officer Lanny Rhea Langford was born in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Florida at a young age, attending all four years of High School at Gulf High in New Port Richey. He played football for three of those years and was active in both the band and glee club prior to graduation in 1963. After serving in the Army National Guard and as an Officer in the New Port Richey Police Department, he joined the Tarpon Springs Police Department in July of 1969. On November 18th, 1969, Officer Langford died from injuries sustained in an on duty traffic accident on Tarpon Ave. & Levis Street. Officer Langford also served in the Army National Guard and as a New Port Richey police officer before joining the Tarpon Springs Police Department in July of 1969. Officer Langford, God Bless You and may you rest in peace as We Will Never Forget. http://www.odmp.org/officer/7878-police-officer-lanny-rhea-langford

TSPD is pleased to offer house checks for residents while they travel and are away from their home for extended periods of time. In appreciation for this service, one of our residents presented this beautiful cake for our officers to enjoy. While the cake was delicious, we want all of our residents to know that this assistance is free. It is just one more way we at TSPD can serve the community. For added peace of mind next time you are planning a vacation away from home, stop in and complete a Vacation House Check form.