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

Attend an open house about the updated Pinellas County flood maps and learn more from local flood specialists on how to reduce your risk against future flooding. South County open houses are scheduled for next week (Tues thru Thurs Sept 25-27th) at the YMCA at Lealman Community Campus on 45th St N, click below for details. You may bring your elevation certificate with you. #preparedness #PrepareNow #NatlPrep #flooding

UPDATE 9/19/18 3PM: Daisy has been returned to her owner. A kind lady at Clearview Oaks Apartment Complex found her and called Cynthia. Thank you for stopping by the PD to let us know. So glad this story had a happy ending. Kenneth City residents: Please help us find a lost dog, Daisy, a female chihuahua, photo below, who was last seen yesterday afternoon, Sept 16th, at #WinnDixie, 5802 54th Ave N, in Kenneth City Thank you for your help. No collar, not chipped, but recently registered as an emotional support dog. Please help us reunite this dog with her owner -- click below for contact info. Please comment on this post if you have any info, thanks. #lostdog

September is National #Preparedness Month. As you read this, put some time aside today to prepare for an emergency when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until an emergency is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. A good place to start this week is to call your insurance company or agent and ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair, replace or even rebuild your home. Don’t forget coverage for your car or boat. Remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for #flooding.. Consumer Reports October 2018 issue has an informative article addressing this very issue of whether your homeowner's insurance will come though after a natural disaster: https://www.consumerreports.org/homeowners-insurance/will-your-homeowners-insurance-come-through-after-a-natural-disaster/ You may also click here for an agent locator: https://www.floodsmart.gov/ Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period. Pinellas County Government also provides insurance information here: http://www.pinellascounty.org/flooding/insurance.htm Click here for a FAQ which includes flood maps: https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program #HurricanePrep #severeweather #MakeaPlan #PrepareNow #NatlPrep

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) #WalkLikeMADD 10th Anniversary Event will be held on Saturday, October 13th in Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg at 9:30AM. The PD will have a Team representing our department at the event. In addition to being MADD's Signature Fundraising Event, Walk Like MADD is a celebration of victims and survivors of impaired driving and underage drinking. It also provides an opportunity to educate the community on how we can make our neighborhoods safer. Click below on how to support or participate in the Event! https://www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=14331 #DrunkDrivingEndsHere #NoMoreVictims One Team, One Goal, Save Lives

The Town has arranged for a "Hurricane Season Briefing" on September 18th, to be presented at 6PM by Mary Burrell, Education, Outreach and Program Coordinator for Pinellas County Government's Emergency Management division. Can you answer the following questions: What are the evacuation zones in Kenneth City? Do you have an evacuation plan? When should you leave and where would you go? Which Pinellas County shelters accept pets? How much non-perishable food and water should a household have on hand per person, per day? What transportation issues would the Town face during a severe weather incident? How do I sign up for County-wide alerts? How do I register with the County if I or someone I know has special needs (such as certain medical conditions) which require special attention during a sustained power outage or severe weather event? Click here to start finding out the answers http://www.pinellascounty.org/emergency and please bring your questions to Community Hall on Tuesday, September 18th at 6PM. #preparedness #MakeAPlan #HurricanePrep

September is National #Preparedness Month. As you read this, put some time aside today to prepare for an emergency when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until an emergency is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. A good place to start this week is to Learn Life Saving Skills. The first thing that usually comes to mind is CPR, and we think all residents should learn how to perform Hands-Only CPR and how to use an AED: committing to learning life-saving emergency skills #UntilHelpArrives is a great service each resident can render to our Town. Please click here to learn more: https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives and sign up for a free local CPR class given by our friends at Pinellas Park Fire Department by clicking here: https://www.pinellas-park.com/985/CPR There are other life saving skills that we would like to bring to your attention this week. Do you know how to turn off utilities, like natural gas, in your home? Click here for ways to strengthen your home: http://www.flash.org/ Do you have emergency supplies? Get ahead of the next storm by making sure you’re ready in case you need to evacuate; www.ready.gov/kit Be prepared for a power outage by having enough food, water, & meds to last your family and pets for at least 72 hours: #PrepareNow #NatlPrep #MakeAPlan

Our flags are at half staff outside the PD today as we remember and honor those who lost their lives 17 years ago on September 11, 2001. #September11th #NeverForget

Please help us re-unite Missy with her owner -- see photo for details. Lost in Kenneth City at 44th Ave N and 62nd St N on September 6, 2018. Female schnauzer / terrier mix, very friendly, no collar, fur longer than in photo.. Please use contact info on photo and update this post if you have any info. Thank you. Lost and Found Pets of Pinellas County #lostpet #lostdog

Yesterday, Ofc Diaz connected with local bicyclist Bryan Johnson, whose bike lights had broken. Thanks to a grant from FDOT West Central - Tampa Area, Ofc Diaz was able to provide Bryan with the necessary equipment required to operate a bicycle at night. Now, if Bryan rides his bike in the dark, he can see and be seen safely. Remember, Bicyclists: turn on your front white light and red tail light at night. Rear red reflectors are also required. Always wear a helmet, and obey all traffic signs, signals, and lane markings. Ofc Diaz and all our officers believe that by helping people follow these simple rules we can reduce bicyclist, pedestrian and vehicle injuries and crashes. Let's work together to make Kenneth City's roads safer for all. #communitypolicing #Bikesafety #AlertTodayFL #AlertTonightAliveTomorrow Florida Bicycle Association Center for Urban Transportation Research - CUTR Alert Today Florida Bike/Walk Tampa Bay

In case any resident Kenneth City artists had not heard, tomorrow is the deadline for the Seventh Annual Open Call to Artists sponsored by The Lightning Foundation (yes, the foundation is associated with our local hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning). Penny Vinik, along with executives from the Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete, Ringling Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art serve as jury members and select 41 pieces of locally created art to display in Amalie Arena. Not only will the 41 selected pieces be displayed for 1.5M visitors, but they will also be for sale with all the proceeds going directly to the artist. We think that's great and it's a rare opportunity for artists who work on a large scale (sculptures, big canvases, etc) to get their work exhibited with the right amount of space and ambiance. There is also a Youth entry (ages 12-18). See below and click on https://www.nhl.com/lightning/community/celebration-of-the-arts to learn more. #community

September is National #Preparedness Month. As you read this, put some time aside today to prepare for an emergency (such as a hurricane) when you have the time and are not under pressure. If you wait until an emergency is on your doorstep, the odds are that you will be under duress and will make the wrong decisions. A good place to start is with your severe weather or hurricane plan. Florida SERT is a great page to get started because it focuses on our state's emergency response. Decide where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a Hurricane Watch is issued. Being prepared before a hurricane threatens could mean the difference between being a hurricane victim and a hurricane survivor. Here's a tip you might want to use when creating your family's Plan: Pick an out of town person for everyone to contact. More helpful links: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan and http://hurricanes.gov/prepare http://www.floridadisaster.org/getaplan/ #HurricanePrep #preparedness #NationalPreparednessWeek #GetReady #SevereWxPrep #MakeaPlan

On August 25th, the PD held our first Game Night, during which children and parents in our community played video games with Kenneth City police officers in a fun, non-competitive, safe atmosphere. This Community Policing Event focused on reaching out to kids through a medium they are interested in and made sure to include parents as well so that whole families can continue to stay safe locally while playing games online. Gamers on The Edge did an amazing job, providing all of the entertainment for the event, and invaluable support for what our officers are trying to accomplish in our community. Tisha and Tasha from Goins Garage participated throughout, and also served our delicious Cicis pizzas to all of the hungry gamer boys and girls. CP Officer Beltran asked attendees to share their experiences, and also spoke about staying safe while playing games online, including not giving out any personal information, such as your full name or school name, birth date, home address, telephone, email address, photos, credit cards, or passwords. He also talked about being cautious when accepting messages that may contain links to inappropriate websites or may contain computer viruses. And he talked to the kids about speaking to an adult when anything they saw or interacted with online made them feel uncomfortable. It was great to see all the smiles and new faces and to watch our police officers Beltran, Diaz, Castillo, and Perrault play shoulder to shoulder with kids and their parents at the different stations set up by Gamers on the Edge. Parents and caregivers at this Event were thrilled to see their kids interact with police officers and make new friends and role models -- Angel and the folks at Gamers on The Edge also set a great example through their mission. Thank you to all who participated and helped make this Event a reality. Every day our officers will continue to build trust and provide service but it is at Community Policing Events such as Game Night that they are especially grateful to tackle serious issues, such as online safety, in a fun and positive way and in partnership with our community. #familyfriendly #kidfriendly #communitypolicing #gaming #onlinesafety

Traveling this Labor Day Weekend? Here are a few safety tips for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. We all have a role in keeping each other safe on the road! Make the right choices behind the wheel this Labor Day Weekend, Kenneth City, and share the road responsibly with your fellow motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Your Kenneth City Police officers will be out patrolling to enforce and protect! #AlertTodayFL #LaborDay2018 Alert Today Florida Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program FDOT West Central - Tampa Area Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Melissa Wandall, Speaker, Advocate Consultant, Spokesperson

Our flag is flying at half staff outside the PD today out of respect for the memory of Senator John McCain. Our Governor, Rick Scott, ordered all flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half staff throughout the state, pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation directing all flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on the day of burial, which will be at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, at about 2 p.m. Sunday. The men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department thank Senator McCain for his service and offer our condolences to his family.

Plan ahead when celebrating with alcohol away from home. Choose a Designated Driver, stay where you are, or arrange another form of safe transportation: Choose your ride. Never drive impaired. Ongoing through Labor Day Monday, the Kenneth City Police Department is partnering with the NHTSA and the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program to stop impaired drivers and to help save lives during the Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement wave. #DriveSober is a national campaign and the men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department will be participating day and night to educate, enforce and protect. One of our goals is to keep our roads safe for all holiday travelers. While we focus on DUI driving year round, the Labor Day weekend and the days leading up to it warrant an increased focus because more people are out and about celebrating the end of summer. Please be responsible and safe and do not put your life or the lives of others at risk: Drive Sober Kenneth City! #NoExcusesFL #ArriveAliveFL #ZeroTolerance #BuzzedDriving is #DrunkDriving #dontdriveimpaired #DriveSober or Get Pulled Over #oneteamonegoalsavelives Alert Today Florida FDOT West Central - Tampa Area

On Friday, August 17th, our very own Cpl Jamison Raley was graduated from Class 42 of the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA). The FLA is sponsored by the FDLE and is a selective program designed to expand the leadership skills of current first-line supervisors who have demonstrated potential in their chosen field. Cpl Raley had the privilege of participating with leaders from many branches of our state's criminal justice system, from the MyFWC (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), the Florida Department of Corrections, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Okaloosa, Citrus, Polk and St Lucie County Sheriff's Offices, among many others, as well as police departments from all around the state, from Sanibel to Ocala. FLA Class 42's motto is "Leadership is the strength that holds the spear" and our Agency would like to offer our sincere congratulations to all the 40 men and women in this Class who exemplify the strength of character, integrity, and spirit of service which are essential to be a first class first responder. Well done, Cpl Raley, we are proud of you and look forward to what you and your colleagues will accomplish in the future. #nextgenerationlawenforcement #honoraboveall

If you are making weekend plans, are a baseball fan, and would like to support #firstresponders, look no further! This Saturday, August 25th, the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox on Tropicana field for First Responders Night at the ballpark. Watch the game from a specially priced seat in the lower level and receive a Rays First Responders Day water bottle for $25. Deadline to buy these special tickets has been extended to midnight tonight. Click this link for more details: https://www.mlb.com/rays/tickets/specials/themes/first-responders

If you are making weekend plans and are a fan of #soccer and a supporter of Pinellas County law enforcement, look no further than the 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Charity Soccer Game between Largo Police Department and St. Petersburg Police Department, kickoff at 10AM at USF St Pete Soccer Field, details below. All for a good cause!

Now is a good time to remind our readers that residents with #SpecialNeeds require extra attention during emergency situations. This includes residents of all ages who have certain medical conditions, the elderly, or people without transportation. Please click on this link and pass it along to your neighbors. It includes the form you need to fill out to be registered as someone with special needs. www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/specialneeds.htm If you need a place to start for general #hurricane or disaster planning, this site has solid info for both family and businesses: https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/ #communitypolicing #preparedness #GetAPlan

Sunstar Paramedics posted a very useful form today to help in an emergency or to use if you or someone you are responsible for needs to be transported by ambulance. Fill it in, take a picture of it, and store it on your cell phone --- post the original on your fridge. Remember, we are smack dab in hurricane season, so if you have not yet made a plan, this Sunstar Emergency Info Form is a great place to start. For more guidance on making a plan, from #hurricanprep to general #disasterpreparedness plans, click on this link: https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare/

Right now the PD is investigating several car burglaries to unlocked cars in the area of 53rd Avenue N and Lake Charles Dr N between 5AM and 6AM on the morning of 8/18. All of the cars burglarized were left unlocked. This type of burglary is a crime of opportunity— the suspects were walking through the area trying door handles of vehicles and when they found one unlocked, they committed a burglary. Let’s do everything we can to prevent this type of behavior and let would-be burglars know that Kenneth City is the wrong target. Please follow these simple but effective measures: When you park your car, make sure your windows are rolled up, lock your car, and take your keys, no matter where you are – store, home, or business! If you see something, say something: keep an eye out for unfamiliar vehicles or suspicious activity. Call our dispatch line to report it: 727-582-6200 Let your neighbors know if you are going away on vacation and request a Residential House Watch here at the PD. This is a free service we are happy to provide for all residents. Do not leave the garage door open when you’re not at home. Open garage doors as well as garage door openers and keys left in vehicles in the driveway can increase the risk of home burglaries. Never hide a spare set of keys anywhere inside your vehicle and make sure you have removed the “Valet” key, which is often stored in the glove box with the instruction manual or in the car’s tool kit in the trunk. Participate in a Crime Watch program with your neighbors. Call or email our Community Policing Officer, Ofc Beltran, for details: BeltranJ@kennethcityfl.org or TEL: 727 744-9517 Don't make it easy for the bad guys to steal your stuff! Locking your vehicle and keeping valuables out of sight deters criminal activity and it only takes a minute! Lock your doors and let’s work together to keep Kenneth City safe. #crimeprevention #AnOunceofPreventionisWorthaPoundofCure #LockItorLoseIt

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Officers Beltran and Perrault celebrated a safe and happy first week of school with Kenneth City kids at one of our local bus stops. Our officers have been following up throughout the week, checking on school bus routes, waiting areas, and traffic flow!. #communitypolicing #childsafety #pedestriansafety #backtoschool #keepingourchildrensafe