Tallahassee Police Department

  • Agency: Tallahassee Police Department
  • Address: 234 E 7th Ave, Tallahassee, 32303 FL
  • Chief: Dennis Michael Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: 850-891-4200
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Tallahassee Police Department is located at 234 E 7th Ave, Tallahassee, 32303 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Dennis Michael Jones. The Tallahassee Police Department phone number is 850-891-4200.

Tallahassee Police Department News

Most people know TPD offers free active shooter training to local businesses, organizations & churches. We’ve been doing this training for many years to help keep our community safe. Our TAC team members have specialized training & skills to teach it. Today we talked with WTXL Tallahassee about the training. If you are interested, please email TPDinfo@talgov.com.

#SafetyTip Foggy while driving? Slow down and make sure your low beams only are on so others can see you. #DriveSafe

#MissingPerson please share.

#DailyCrimeReport for November 6, 2018. Remember to lock your doors, remove your valuables and always report any suspicious activity to TPD. This report lists felony Property Crimes (auto thefts & all burglaries) & Robberies reported to us in a day. Follow us on TOPS (Tallahassee Online Police Statistics) for more information #BeSafe #PreventCrime #Teamwork *Let us know you are receiving this report. Give it a like even though we don’t.

We vote for doing the #9PMRoutine! Did you lock your doors and secure your valuables? #lockitorloseit

Here are pictures of two TPD officers’ Bay County Deployment as they help with #recovery & Emergency Management. After a morning prayer, the word of the day was "family", meaning the emotion and connection of community and staff being held together by loyalty and concern for others to return to some sense of normalcy...and in this small world, Investigator Burton ran into a classmate from her police academy class from almost 20 years ago. #helpingothers

It’s one of the things we recommend today. If you haven’t already, go vote! #BeTheChange #MakeADifference #showusyourstickers

TPD Investigates Shooting on Dent Street #UPDATE 11/7/18 2:20 p.m. As the Tallahassee Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this case, they are releasing the name of the victim. At this time, investigators are interviewing all known witnesses and processing the evidence collected from the scene. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. This case is an active investigation, and updates will be provided as they become available. Victim: Malcolm A. Shabazz 38 YOA #PressRelease November 6, 2018 At approximately 8:35 am the Tallahassee Police Department responded to a shooting which occurred near the 600 block of Dent Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered one victim suffering from a gunshot wound. TPD and Emergency responders immediately provided medical attention to the victim, who was later transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Officers are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. This is currently an active investigation and TPD will provide updates when they are available.

#CONGRATULATIONS 🎊🎉 to Lieutenant Di-Gonzalez for 30 years of service to law enforcement & our community! Major Outlaw gave him his 30 year pin. What an accomplishment!

#DailyCrimeReport for November 5, 2018. Remember to lock your doors, remove your valuables and always report any suspicious activity to TPD. This report lists Property Crimes & Robberies reported to us in a day. Follow us on TOPS (Tallahassee Online Police Statistics) for more information #BeSafe #PreventCrime #Teamwork *Let us know you are receiving this report. Give it a like even though we don’t.

Don’t jeopardize the mission of safety. Do the #9PMRoutine and prevent opportunity crime. #lockitorloseit

TPD Investigator Susan Burton and Lieutenant David Odom are on deployment in Bay County, FL. Retired Sergeant Tina Haddon is also helping. They are assisting with #recovery efforts there because of their knowledge and experience in the Emergency Management field. Last night they visited with people still living in the shelters and trying to rebuild their lives. We are always happy to help where we can. #makingadifference #rebuildinglives

#CanYouIdentify? TPD's Property Crimes Unit is investigating a theft which occurred on October 30, 2018 at 1861 W. Tennessee St (Target). The suspect took multiple electronics without paying & left the store in an unknown white 4-door sedan. If you have any information, please call Investigator Soderholm at 850-891-4355.

#DailyCrimeReport for November 4, 2018. 15 Auto Burglaries reported in 1 day is too many! Remember to lock your doors, remove your valuables and always report any suspicious activity to TPD. This report lists all documented vehicle thefts & burglaries, residential & commercial burglaries and robberies. This report does NOT list aggravated assault/battery, murder, suicide, domestic violence, misdemeanor assault /battery or fraud. #BeSafe #PreventCrime #Teamwork *Let us know you are receiving this report. Give it a like even though we don’t.

Have you done it? Check in! #9PMRoutine. Lock your doors and secure your valuables.

#AWESOME Our officers deployed in Jackson County met a remarkable young person. She is from Apopka, FL and travels all around handing out rocks she’s painted to show her support of law enforcement. She wants to be a K9 officer when she grows up. Thank you Makayla! You ROCK! Follow her at COPS ROCK

#DailyCrimeReport for November 2-3, 2018. Remember to lock your doors, remove your valuables and always report any suspicious activity to TPD. This report lists all documented vehicle thefts & burglaries, residential & commercial burglaries and robberies. This report does NOT list aggravated assault/battery, murder, suicide, domestic violence, misdemeanor assault /battery or fraud. #BeSafe #PreventCrime #Teamwork *Let us know you are receiving this report. Give it a like even though we don’t.

It’s time to do the #9PMRoutine. Deter crimes of opportunity by locking your doors and securing your valuables.

Here are some pictures our officers took this morning at Yoga For A Cause. We were there to help with traffic control and security. Keeping our community safe is something we don’t take lightly. We wish we could be everywhere, all the time, the very instant crime & danger happens. But know we are coming. Running into the danger to help you as quick as we can. #TallyStrong #OurCityOurHome

As we continue to post updates from the investigation, we want to take a moment to let you know we are here for you. Our investigative team has been working tirelessly. We all have our hands on the heart of #Tallahassee as we continue to support the victims and each other. This is our community together. Together we can make a difference. #OurCityOurHome #TallyStrong

#UPDATE November 3, 2018 at 1:47 p.m. on the shooting at Betton Place, Hot Yoga, located at 1950 Thomasville Road: After interviewing dozens of witnesses and reviewing evidence on scene, it was determined that Scott Beierle entered the business posing as a customer and began shooting patrons with a handgun without warning. Patrons fought the assailant to prevent him from harming themselves and others. The assailant then turned the gun on himself and died on scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The assailant arrived at the business in a 2015 Red Chevrolet Sonic. Investigators located the vehicle on scene and executed a search warrant. While visiting our community the assailant was staying at a local hotel. That room was located and processed by TPD Forensics, and the Violent Crimes Unit. It was discovered that the assailant is a graduate of Florida State University but is currently a resident of Deltona, Florida and has prior military service. He has been the subject of prior calls for service in the Tallahassee area related to harassment of young women. Investigators are still trying to determine his direct connection to the victims and business. Further evidence of his motive for the shooting is being sought in the jurisdiction of his residence in Deltona, Florida. The Volusia County Sherriff’s Office assisted TPD with serving a search warrant early this morning at his residence. Multiple search warrants have been obtained on the suspects electronic devices and social media profiles. Violent Crimes Investigators and Forensic Specialist are currently attending medical examinations of the decedents. TPD would like to thank all the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies that have assisted and continue to assist with this ongoing investigation. Police Chief Michael J. DeLeo offers his condolences to the family of Ms. Van Vessem and Ms. Binkley and will continue to keep all victims in his thoughts and prayers. TPD’s Victim Advocate Unit, in conjunction with partnering agencies, continue to provide support to the affected families. Investigators have been working around the clock to uncover more information, and gain clarity as to why this senseless act occurred. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. This is currently an active investigation and TPD will provide updates when they are available. Victims: Nancy Van Vessem, 61 (Deceased) Maura Binkley, 21 (Deceased) Sarah Hodges, 34 (Stable Condition) Daniela Archila, 21 (Stable Condition) Daniela Garcia Albalat, 19 (Treated and Released) Sabrina O’Dette, 21(Treated and Released) Joshua Quick, 33 (Treated and Released) Assailant: Scott P. Beierle, 40 (Deceased)

We are heartbroken but we are strong. We are a community united against violence. Our thoughts and prayers stay with the victims of the tragic act of violence at Hot Yoga. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the shooting. We continue to work around the clock to provide answers & closure. This picture was taken by one of our officers at Yoga For A Cause this morning in Downtown Tallahassee benefiting people affected by Hurricane Michael. It holds so much meaning. We are here for you. #TallyStrong #OurCityOurHome

A little cold this morning but it feels great at the Tallahassee Science and Math Festival at Kleman Plaza. Our Community Relations Unit is handing our safety information & some swag! #communitypolicing

Information about the shooting at Hot Yoga on Thomasville Road: TPD Investigates Shooting on Thomasville Road On November 2, 2018 at 5:37pm the Tallahassee Police Department responded to “Hot Yoga”, 1950 Thomasville Road reference to a shooting. Upon arriving on scene officers found multiple people suffering from gunshots wounds. TPD and Emergency responders immediately provided medical attention to the victims, who were later transported to a local hospital with non-life threating, and life threating injuries. The shooter was found deceased on scene, suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit was called to the scene and have assumed the investigation. A total of seven victims have been identified: six gunshot victims, and one pistol whipped victim. Sadly, two of the gunshot victims have succumbed to their injuries. Two victims are in stable condition, and three have been released from a local hospital. At this time TPD has interviewed over 40 witnesses, and summoned Victim Advocates to assist those dealing with this senseless act of violence. The motive of this shooting is still unknown. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS. This is currently an active investigation and TPD will provide updates when they are available. Victims/Deceased: Nancy Van Vessem DOB 08/08/1957 Maura Binkley DOB: 03/04/1997 Shooter/Deceased: Scott Paul Beierle DOB: 10/06/1978 For information on this incident, go to http://bit.ly/2RrkSPG

This is the 1 a.m. update provided by Chief DeLeo on 11/3/18 about the shooting that occurred at Hot Yoga Tallahassee during the evening of 11/2/18.