Vice & Narcotics

Purpose

The Pinellas Park Police Vice and Narcotic Section is tasked with initiating and conducting covert investigations of crimes related to drugs, racketeering, prostitution, gambling, and alcohol. The Vice and Narcotics Unit investigates a broad spectrum of crimes, to include major drug trafficking and mid-level distribution, while its primary focus is on the street-level drug trade. The Narcotics Section also assists patrol officers in addressing specific drug problems in their respective areas.

Tips

  • There is a tip-line that citizens are urged to call (anonymously if they wish) to report illegal narcotic activity. 
  • That number is 727-548-8477 / 727 (548-Tips).

How To Help Combat Illegal Drugs

  • Are there numerous exchanges taking place through a car window or residence window?  Have you noticed regular, quick meetings taking place between the same people at the same location?
  • Do you notice unusual exchanges between people? Nervous exchanges of small items or money may be indicative of a drug transaction.
  • Drug traffic usually involves stays of short duration, typically a drug deal is conducted in a matter of seconds.
  • Is there any unusually heavy foot traffic in and out of a house, apartment or parking lot?
  • Pay attention to what is occurring in and around your neighborhood


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Suspicious Narcotics - Related Activity

If you observe suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Vice and Narcotics Office at 727-548-8477 and ask to speak with a supervisor. Be prepared to supply the following information regarding the activity: Under no circumstances should you place yourself in danger to obtain this information.

What To Look For

  • Describe the individuals involved and try to include
    • Any Names    
    • Approximate Age    
    • Hair Style  
    • Height
    • How They Are Dressed   
    • Race
    • Sex
    • Visible Marks
    • Weight
  • Exact location of the activity
  • Time of heaviest activity
  • Type of drug being sold, if known
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