Saturday, April 13, 2013
The effort is part of National Telecommunicator's Week, which is April 14-20.
If you're a South Tampa business owner who wants to pitch in and honor local 9-1-1 dispatchers, find out how below from LeAnn McCann, communications technician II at the Tampa Police Department: City of Tampa Public Safety Telecommunicators are more than a calm and reassuring voice on the other end of the phone – they are knowledgeable and skilled individuals who work closely with firefighters, paramedics, and police personnel. These men and women who answer the calls from thousands of citizens who call for help each day work quickly under pressure to gather the essential information and then dispatch the appropriate response. Because emergencies occur around the clock, the community can rely on the vigilance and the preparedness of …
Friday, April 12, 2013
To contact the department's crime prevention unit, call 813-354-6692.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, April 12
Want to keep your South Tampa or Hyde Park business as secure as possible? Check out some tips from the Tampa Police Department below:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The robbery occurred on Saturday night, according to the Tampa Police Department.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Tuesday, March 12
Sometime between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday a home at 5105 W. Platt Street was robbed, according to the Tampa Police Department. A suspect entered the house through the front door - possibly using a key, authorities said - since there were no signs of forced entry. The suspect opened drawers to make the home look like it had been ransacked, authorities said. Taken was a jewelry box with about $20,000 worth of jewelry in it. Anyone with information should call 813-231-6130.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The event includes food, health screenings and games.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The free community event includes games, food and health screenings.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday, February 18
The Tampa Police Department's Police Athletic League is hosting "Meet Me At The Park" from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 at 1924 W. Diana Street. The event is part of the department's 25th annual black history celebration, and includes free admission, food, games, health screenings and vendors. Do you plan to go to the event? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Tampa Police Department is seeking residents interested in creating a YouTube video promoting the Neighborhood Watch program.
Here's your chance to go viral. Tampa Police Department spokeswoman Janelle McGregor is looking for volunteers to participate in the creation of a YouTube video to promote the Neighborhood Watch program. The TPD is teaming up with radio station 93.3 FM to create a video based on the latest craze, the "Harlem Shake." "It's basically a flash mob where one person starts off doing a random dance and then the whole group joins in," said McGregor. "Don't worry, there's no choreography needed." The video will contain a public service message on fighting crime. "We thought this would be a fun and catchy way to showcase the Neighborhood Watch program and to hopefully get more residents like yourselves involved in the fight against crime," said …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The initiative will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Vacation Watch Program is available to all South Tampa homeowners.
Lisa Timmer, neighborhood affairs liaison for the Tampa Police Department, shares some ideas to increase safety around Tampa's roadways.
With all the traffic, not to mention all of the visitors who aren't sure where they're going, Tampa can be a scary place for pedestrians. In her first blog, Lisa Timmer, neighborhood affairs liaison for the Tampa Police Department, offers some practical tips for pedestrians, such as catching the driver's eye and making sure he sees you before crossing the street. Read more on Timmer's blog on South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch. And we invite you to follow in Timmer's footsteps and post your own blog. We're looking for bloggers with a variety of interests, opinions and expertise. Just sign in or sign up on South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch if you're not already a user. Then post your blog here.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The reports were generated by the Tampa Police Department.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, February 8
Here's a roundup of South Tampa-Hyde Park crime this week from the Tampa Police Department: