Tavares Police Department

  • Agency: Tavares Police Department
  • Address: 201 E. Main Street, Tavares, 32778 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: (352) 742-6300
Fax: (352) 742-6169

Tavares Police Department is located at 201 E. Main Street, Tavares, 32778 FL. The Tavares Police Department phone number is (352) 742-6300.

Tavares Police Department News

PSA- if you need to contact us for a non-emergency situation, please call 352-343-2101 and follow the prompts. As always, in an emergency, call 9-1-1. Thanks so much and stay safe!

We’re on scene working a traffic crash in the area of 441 and Hilltop Rd. Lanes will be closed for awhile, we’ll update when they open. Please use caution in this area. **UPDATE** The roadway is back open for north and south bound traffic. There were injuries and they were flown out, but are expected to recover.

Update on SR19 at the Howey bridge...ALL LANES ARE NOW OPEN!!!

Accident on the Howey bridge, will be shut down for the time being. (No injuries) Please seek alternate routes. The hazard on the roadway is believed to have been “dumped” by a septic tanker...it’s a pretty crappy situation at the moment 😷 #Smellsworsethanitlooks

Congrats to Officers Barclay and Connors!! These guys attending a rigorous SWAT training in Jax Beach with Jacksonville Beach PD and Tony Dziedzicki. Great job guys! Lots of hard work and dedication went into their certifications- we can’t wait to see what you’ve brought back to the department!

Mr. Dajun Williams, Ahmeer Muhammad, and Benjamin Garmon Jr are facing multiple felony charges this morning following their crime spree in our city. Officers were dispatched to an alarm call at the AT&T, upon arrival found the business to have been burglarized. A few minutes later a Good Samaritan called police to let them know the WinnDixie was being burglarized. Sgt. Reynolds, Cpl. Blessing, Officers Roberts and Sorapuru were able to catch these bad guys after the fled the scene in a stolen car. Thanks to the team work of Tavares Fire Department and Lake County Sheriff's Office who assisted with the pursuit, which ended in Mount Dora. These guys thought taking a swim in Lake Dora would evade the police, but were sadly mistaken...Day shift took over and located yet another burglary committed by these men, charges are being added! Keep that crime outta Tavares! #FixingToHaveALotMoreFeloniesFriday #WeWerentGonnaLetYallGetAwayThatEasy #CantSwimAwayFromYourProblems #FeloniesAreStackedFriday

Sgt. Hall is showing off his new undercover look...we think he might need to keep looking or is he already winning No shave November? 🤔🤓 #ItsNotHalloweenAnymore #HeDidntGetTheMemo #NoShaveNovember

***ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY *** We need your help identifying this person, who broke into the Stop and Save on Alfred early this morning. They got away with a garage bag full of various cigarettes. #SomeoneHasABadHabit #QuitStealingColdTurkey #WhoIsThisWednesday

Job well done by Sgt. Kellan, Cpl. Baugh, and Officers Schmidbauer and Wilklow- on Tuesday 10/30, the team worked together to locate 4 stolen firearms that were found at a residence in Palm Gardens, which resulted in the arrest of Mr. Christopher Tilton #WeFoundWhatYouStoleWednesday

Happy Halloween 🎃 👻 from all of us at Tavares Police Department!! We look forward to see all of the costumes- be safe everyone!! Tavares Fire Department

The Wooton Park West boat launch in downtown Tavares will be closed to the public Friday, November 2nd, 2018 – Sunday November 4th, 2018 @ 6pm in order to accommodate the Hydro Drag Championships. Boaters may launch at other locations including Wooton Park @ the Seaplane Base & Marina, Tavares Recreation Park, Hickory Point Recreation Facility, Summerall Park, Trimble Park or Gilbert Park. For more information contact the Tavares Seaplane Base & Marina, 352.742.6267. For more information about the event, visit: http://www.surfandturfpromotions.com/.

Help us locate Mr. Garrett Gottsch, who has an active warrant for Sexual Cyber Harassment out of our jurisdiction. Mr. Gottsch has other active warrants out of Monroe County as well. Mr. Gottsch is a convicted felon and known to carry weapons, please do not approach, but let us or another agency know if you have any information to lead to his arrest. To remain anonymous, please call a timeline at 800-423-TIPS #SundayStalker #SendHimBackToPrisonSunday

Another wonderful event by City of Tavares - America's Seaplane City!! What a beautiful day for the Monster Spalsh!

Boofest 👻 🎃 was another great downtown City of Tavares - America's Seaplane City event!! We had a blast seeing all of the awesome costumes!!

We will have the last of the shirts available tonight during Boofest!! Come get yours while we still have them! $25 for adults $20 for youth. We currently have 20-S, 11-M, 4-L, 4-XXXL adult sizes. Youth 1-S and 4-M. #SupportBreastCancerAwareness #Community

Thanks to Hardee's for supplying breakfast for our crew!! We appreciate y’all 😋😋😋

No tricks here, just treats when you get to see all of us!! Bring the whole family!! #BooFest #Tavares #Spooky #Candy #TrickOrTreat

Awesome job Eustis Police Department and K92.3!!! Y’all go down and see them!

SCAM ALERT 🚨 We are not calling anyone to ask for money or donations. The number associated is 352-553-1490, it comes back as a fund raiser in google search. We at Tavares Police do not cold call and solicit funds...out only active fund raiser is the shirt sales and those are posted on our page. Please do not give anyone your credit card or any other personal information over the phone! Please share #ScamSaturday #SomeoneTryingToBeUsSaturday #NotTPD #ComeSeeUsInPersonAndBuyAShirt

Check out our Tavares High School Band too! We couldn’t be more proud of the youth in our community. Great job to all involved with this years Homecoming parade. You put a ton of smiles on the kid’s faces at Tavares Elementary! #HoCo2018 #THSBand #TPD #Community

Good luck to our Tavares High School varsity football team as they play their homecoming game tonight. We were honored to be a part of your homecoming parade. Come out and support THS tonight at 7 pm as they play against Poinciana. #GoDawgs #HoCo2018 #TPD

When your brothers at Tavares Fire Department try to pick up one of your officers to turn to the dark side.. but you notice there’s clearly not a standard for grammar over there.. It’s *you’re guys! We’ll help you with your grammar skills if you promise to let us keep Officer Sorapuru! And to top it off they fixed it and said it’s like it never happened! 🤭 https://m.facebook.com/TavaresFireDepartment/ #policeandfire #grammarpolice #theyrehiring #comejointhefamily

Happiest of Birthdays to our very own Officer Schmidbauer! If you see this lady out and about make sure to wish her a Happy Birthday! Thanks for all you do for our department, like catching all the critters, and making us all smile. 🎉🎀🎂💁🏼‍♀️ *also pictured is her pretty cat #happybirthday #crittergetter #prettycat