Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 10750 Ulmerton Rd, P.O. Drawer 2500, Largo, 33778 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 727-582-6200
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Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is located at 10750 Ulmerton Rd, P.O. Drawer 2500, Largo, 33778 FL. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office phone number is 727-582-6200.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office News

On Friday November 9, 2018, 4th graders from Indian Rocks Christian School visited the Pinellas County Justice Center as part of their study of local government. Students were able to interact with Pinellas County deputies and courthouse staff as they learned more about how our legal system works to keep citizens safe. Indian Rocks Christian School, Pinellas County Courthouse

Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a school bus driver for sexual battery on a child. Full Story here: https://www.pcsoweb.com/18-214-detectives-arrest-school-bus-driver-for-sexual-battery-on-child--

Detectives Investigate Deputy Involved Shooting At Palm Harbor Gas Station After Man Goes On Crime Spree In Pinellas County Full Story Here: https://www.pcsoweb.com/18-212-detectives-investigate-deputy-involved-shooting-at-palm-harbor-gas-station-after-man-goes-on-crime-spree-in-pinellas-county

Requesting the Public's Assistance! On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at 12:15 p.m., a Video Voyeurism occurred at Main Street Thrift Shop located at 2210 Main Street in Dunedin. The suspect was observed holding his cell phone over a dressing room stall, while recording a female customer. The victim confronted the suspect who then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6'2" tall, with long hair in a ponytail, and a beard. He was last seen wearing a light-green shirt, black shorts, and black shoes. Anyone with information about this case, or related cases, is asked to contact Detective A. McSorley of the Robbery/Homicide Unit at (727) 582-5713 or by email at amcsorley@pcsonet.com. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

We have the results of our Operation Medicine Cabinet event, which happened on October 27th! Don't forget, you can drop off all your old prescriptions any day at one of our designated locations. Visit our website for more information: https://bit.ly/2OxeWTG.

Corporal Paul Martin and his K9 Guinness practiced today for tomorrow's USPCA Detector Certification for Explosives and Narcotics. Usually the handlers throw a towel as a toy to reward them with, but Guinness prefers the PVC pipe. He's just extra cool like that. #K9sofPinellas #BombDetector

*** Update Suspect Arrested*** Detectives Arrest School Teacher for Grand Theft After Store Video Surveillance is released on Social Media Full story: https://pcsoweb.com/18-213-detectives-arrest-school-teacher-for-grand-theft-after-store-video-surveillance-is-released-on-social-media- ***End of update*** Detectives are Requesting the Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Retail Grand Theft Suspect. On Sunday, October 14, 2018, a Grand Theft occurred at the Ulta Beauty Store, located at 7676 113th St N, Seminole. At about 4:00 p.m. the suspect entered the store and proceeded down several aisles. She emptied packages and concealed the contents in her purse before leaving the store. A total of $537 worth of merchandise was taken. The suspect is described as a white female, thin build, with blonde hair, and a quarter sleeve tattoo on her left arm. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective D. Curtin of the South County Burglary and Pawn Unit at 727-582-6050 or dcurtin@pcsonet.com. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org.

Have you voted yet today? Go to https://www.votepinellas.com/ to find your precinct! #vote #election2018

Congratulations!!! 👏⭐ The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Captain Paul Carey and Captain Jesse Napier, from the Florida Criminal Justice Institute’s, 21st Senior Leadership Program, at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Full news release here: https://www.pcsoweb.com/18-211-pinellas-county-sheriff%E2%80%99s-office-captains-graduate-from-fdle-senior-leadership-program-

Detectives Investigate Deputy Involved Shooting After Man Shoots At Neighbor With Flare Gun During Neighbor Dispute In Palm Harbor; Woman Seriously Injured Full Story Here: https://www.pcsoweb.com/18-210-detectives-investigate-deputy-involved-shooting-after-man-shoots-at-neighbor-with-flare-gun-during-neighbor-dispute-woman-seriously-injured-

Deputies Arrest Unlicensed Contractors During “Operation Cast Out” Undercover Sting in Madeira Beach Undercover Sting Who: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations Bureau - Economic Crimes Unit - Community Policing Unit Florida Department of Financial Services State Attorney Sixth Judicial Court What: Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit, along with various other Sheriff’s Office components, and other state and county agencies worked collaboratively in an undercover sting to charge and arrest unlicensed contractors working in Pinellas County during “Operation Cast Out”. When: The operation began on Saturday November 3, 2018 and ended on Monday November 5, 2018. Where: The undercover sting operation was conducted at a store front located at 200 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach. Why/How: Detectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit along with the Florida Department of Financial Services, and the State Attorney Sixth Judicial Court worked collaboratively to charge and arrest unlicensed contractors working in Pinellas County during an operation coined “Operation Cast Out”. Investigators arrested 35 suspects with 65 criminal charges and referred one suspect to the State Attorney’s Office for two additional criminal charges. These charges include unlicensed specialty contracting violations, workers compensation fraud, and various other criminal charges unrelated to unlicensed contracting. The undercover sting operation was conducted at a vacant store front located at 200 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach, and began on Saturday November 3, 2018 and ended on Monday November 5, 2018. Through this undercover sting operation, undercover detectives were solicited by unlicensed specialty contracting suspects who offered to perform illegal unlicensed contracting work at the store front. Detectives say these unlicensed contractors were found advertising on websites to include Facebook, Craigslist, Next Door, and various other social media platforms. The suspects came to the business and met with undercover detectives while offering to do a variety of work that included electrical, painting, drywall, and tile work. All of these suspects agreed to engage in this illegal contracting work without a license and without pulling a permit. The results of this weekend’s operation reinforces the fact that unlicensed contracting is still an ongoing problem in Pinellas County. Sheriff Gualtieri said, “It’s really not hard, we’re setting up these undercover operations and we make the phone calls and they come. It really is too easy. When we start seeing the numbers go down and we start seeing people show up who are licensed, then we’ll know we are making a difference and we’ve made an impact in this.” There has been a total of 110 suspects arrested and over 240 criminal charges since the inception of the first undercover sting “Operation Nailed” on August 7, 2017. Last year, the Sheriff’s Office undertook the responsibility in conjunction with the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board to investigate violations of state law and county ordinance violations regarding unlicensed contracting. On July 1, 2018, a law was passed that abolished the existing licensing board in Pinellas County and turned the responsibility over to Pinellas County Government. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate criminal violations and work with Pinellas County Government to help protect citizens being exploited by those engaged in unlicensed contracting. Citizens in Pinellas County can search for licensed contractors or report unlicensed construction activity by visiting the PCCLB website here: http://www.pcclb.com/ . Citizens can also report violations of unlicensed contracting by contacting the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.

Just in time for the Annual Pinellas Sheriff's Police Athletic League Breakfast this Friday, November 9th! Learn more about PAL and why it's such an important part of our community 👇

Stop by the National Aviation Academy’s Food Truck Festival today - you never know who may “drop” in!

Voters will decide on at least 10 amendments to the Florida Constitution this election. It's important to educate yourself on each amendment, especially Amendment 10 below. Please see the summary of the amendment and visit www.amendment10.org to learn more.

If you missed our last Coffee with a Cop event, join us this time on November 10th--next Saturday. Ask our deputies questions, get to know them, and enjoy a hot cup of java. #CoffeewithaCop #coffeetime

A Community Comes Together Following Severe Weather in Seminole. This afternoon severe thunderstorms and strong winds blew through a small community located near 92nd Street North and 76 Avenue North in Seminole. Homes were severely damaged, trees were uprooted, powerlines were thrown to the ground, and roadways were obstructed by debris. Deputies responded to the scene after citizens starting reporting the damage. Paramedics from City of Seminole Fire Rescue Department, Lealman Fire Rescue, Clearwater Fire & Rescue Department, and Pinellas Park Fire Department responded and immediately began working with deputies to secure the area and search for injured victims. Several homes were severely damaged but luckily no one was seriously injured. The City of Seminole and Pinellas County Government Public Works employees responded without hesitation to begin the process of clearing the roadway so residents could get to their homes. Neighbors came together to support and assist emergency workers. Some residents can no longer stay in their homes and others won’t have power for a day or two but we ALL work together as a community to support those in need. That is what we do!

We had our Fall picnic today! We got a great shot of Mars by our car.

Thank you for your service!! Deputies attended the “Field of Honor Ceremony” this morning at the City of Seminole City Hall to honor those that served in the armed forces. Deputy Kevin Carey (left) served in the United States Marine Corp., Deputy Christopher Yakes (center) served in the U.S. Army. Deputies were accompanied by Mr. Joseph Corbin (center) who served in WWII as well as a motorcycle law enforcement officer on the White House grounds for 5 U.S. Presidents. The keynote speaker was Colonel Cary C. Harbaugh (right) U.S. Army Director, Warrior Care Program Director and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) from MacDill AFB.

Today was our swearing in ceremony for our newest patrol deputies! We are excited for them to start their career in law enforcement. #PinellasProud

ATTENTION RETIREES: It's that time of the year! We're hosting our annual Retiree Holiday Luncheon on Friday, November 30th and as always, space will be limited.

We think we've found the best costume of the year! This little detective stopped by today to visit his dad, Detective Bozarth. #halloween #bestcostume

Congratulations Deputy Lugo Felix on the new addition to your family!

Happy Halloween! Be safe tonight while you are having fun. Here are 7 tips to follow: 1. Carry a light source, like a flashlight. 2. Travel in groups. 3. Maintain communication in case of an emergency. 4. Only visit houses with a light on, and never go inside the house. 5. Use artificial candles in jack-o'-lanterns to prevent house fires. 6. Restrain pets that may harm visitors while you pass out candy. 7. Carefully inspect all of the candy you have collected when you get home!