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

This afternoon, we paid tribute to Officer Albert Granville in a retirement ceremony at CPD headquarters. He retires after 20 years with the police department, after having his first career with 20 years in the U.S. Army. Officer Granville was always doing things for the community that he didn't want anyone to know about -- things above and beyond the call of duty to help people. Like the time he saw a woman trying to carry a heavy bag of topsoil across her yard and stopped his patrol car to carry it for her. Or the time he went to check on the welfare of an older woman whose family was worried about her, and he ended up taking her shopping for groceries at Walmart -- on his own dime. There are countless other "Albert" stories out there -- incidents where he helped people but never wanted the attention for doing what he thought was his job. We will miss you greatly, Officer Granville!

Our records employees have turned part of their work area into a cornucopia of Halloween sights and sounds. There are witches, ghosts, goblins and a veritable treasure trove of other scary creatures. Happy Halloween from CPD to everyone in Clearwater and elsewhere!

#HappyHalloween⁠ ⁠ from CPD! Here’s a special safety message for all of you heading out in search of sweet treats this evening. Be safe, Clearwater!

Over the weekend, our traffic enforcement team and patrol officers conducted a DUI crackdown that also focused on speeding and other driving issues citywide. They issued 88 speeding citations, 24 moving violations and arrested six drivers for DUI. Two drivers on the Courtney Campbell, McKenzie Alfred and Anthony Prestigiacomo, were arrested for racing after they were caught going more than 100 mph westbound on the causeway, side by side. They were taken to jail and their vehicles were impounded.

This morning, family members of David and Mina Swan announced a $25,000 reward is being offered by them for information leading to the arrest and conviction for whoever killed the couple last month in their home. This reward is in addition to the $3,000 reward being offered by Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, Inc. If you have any information on this case, call 727-562-4141.

A $25,000 reward has been offered in the double homicide of David and Mina Swan. A news conference is being held at our headquarters. Family members of the couple have offered the reward.

A $25,000 reward is being offered by the families of David and Mina Swan in their murders. Call 727-562-4141 with information.

We are in the market for school crossing guards! If you would like to help your community and have a part-time job to earn some cash, contact us at 224-7192. Crossing guards work a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon helping to keep our children safe as they go to and from school. The pay is $11.49 an hour. Join our team and become a true community champion!

Come see us at Westfield USA until 2 this afternoon for #OperationMedicineCabinet — bring your old, unwanted, unused prescription medication for proper disposal. We are in the parking lot near Crunch Fitness.

Come see us at Westfield USA between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 27) for Operation Medicine Cabinet. That's where you can bring unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication to us for proper disposal. Too often, these prescription drugs end up in the wrong hands if they are left around the house. It's also not a good idea to flush them down the toilet or toss them out in the trash. We will accept them today -- no questions asked. No needles or other hazardous materials will be accepted, and this collection is not meant for commercial purposes.

A group of Clearwater Police officers helping in the Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael went to check on a familiar face recently -- our former chief, Sid Klein. They were able to assist Chief Klein with some hurricane recovery efforts on his property. We have had two different teams of officers assisting after the hurricane ravaged North Florida, and this team took the time to help out one of our own to make sure he and his family were OK. Chief Klein led our agency for 29 years, retiring in 2010.

Thanks to the first-graders in Mrs. Bush's class from Delphi Academy for sending great letters and artwork to Norm Runkles, our crossing guard supervisor. He recently spoke to the class about how to cross the street safely, and the students sent him a thank-you package after the visit. Thank you, Delphi Academy!

#Clearwater #traffic news — PD and FD on scene of vehicle versus bicycle crash with serious injuries. All eastbound lanes are closed near the @Wawa on Gulf-to-Bay at Belcher. Motorists should avoid the area.

Mark down Oct. 27 on your calendar for a prescription drug collection event at Westfield USA in the parking lot near Crunch Fitness. We will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting old, unwanted, unused prescription drugs for proper disposal. Putting those in the trash or flushing them down the toilet is not the proper thing to do with them.

You’ve heard of park, walk and talk? Sgt. Fidelis was engaged in a unique program called bark, walk and talk in Port St. Joe as part of the #HurricaneMicheal recovery effort. This cute 🐕 was found under the debris of a destroyed house. His name now is Mikey.

Congratulations to Lakiesha Sims on her recent promotion to supervisor of the property unit. Chief Slaughter recognized her accomplishment at a recent management staff meeting. Congrats, Lakiesha!

Congratulations to Jessica Starks on her recent promotion to communications supervisor in our communications center. Chief Slaughter recognized her accomplishment during a recent management staff meeting. Congrats, Jessica!

Did you know you can now register your home or business alarm online? City of Clearwater ordinance requires everyone who has an alarm to register it. We have made it easy for you do it from your home computer or other electronic device. You can learn about how to prevent false alarms, add contact information and much more. Go to https://bit.ly/2RYI9d1 to learn how to register your alarm or get more information about the program.

Our first crew that has been in the Panhandle will be returning home later today. They have been doing whatever it takes while assigned to Gulf County -- participating in patrols, handing out water, doing search and rescue, filling generators with gas for residents, whatever is needed in the area ravaged by Hurricane Michael. Most of that crew will be headed home and will be replaced by another group headed north today. Excellent work, emergency response team!

Update: He has been located. Have you seen missing elderly man Joe Robinson? He is 79 and has dementia and was reported missing from the 1000 block of Applewood Drive. Call 727-562-4242 if you have seen him.

Do you recognize this trio? They appeared to be in cahoots on Oct. 9 during a shoplifting case at Citi Trends, 1279 S. Missouri Ave. The two women stuffed clothing into their purses in the dressing rooms while the man acted as a lookout. The woman dressed in black got into a silver Nissan Maxima while the other two got into an unknown vehicle across the street. Anyone with information on their identity should call us at 727-562-4242.

Do you know who killed David and Mina Swan? Our detectives want to talk to you if you have information in this case. Crime Stoppers of Pinellas County, Inc is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information leading to an arrest. Call 1-800-873-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.

Our CPD team remains on the ground in the Panhandle helping in the #HurricaneMichael recovery effort. Here, Detective Stiff stops long enough for a photo with Gail McGovern, president of the American Red Cross at the Honeyville Community Center, just outside Wewahitchka. Our current team of 12, which has been in place for a week, will get some help when a relief squad comes up Saturday.

This morning, a team of officers pooled their talents to win the Hoagies For Heroes sandwich-building contest as part of the @Wawa grand opening ceremonies for the new store at U.S. 19 and Countryside Boulevard. In three minutes, our team made 35 hoagies compared to 27 for the fire department team -- that 35 being a new Wawa record! Thanks to Sgt. Zarra for assembling his dream team -- Cpl. Bonzo, Officer Young, Officer Pullaro and Officer Dupree. And thanks to Wawa for the $1,000 check to donate to help the homeless!

We’re getting ready for the Hoagies for Heroes showdown against the fire department at the grand opening of Wawa. The contest is to see who makes the most sandwiches in three minutes.