Welcome to the Pinellas Park Community Redevelopment Policing Unit
"Your Police, Our Community"
The stated purpose of the Pinellas Park Community Redevelopment Policing Unit is to afford accelerated police presence in the Redevelopment District. This police presence is intended to promote and maintain good community relationship, while performing all aspects of community problem solving through a partnership.
To create and maintain a cooperative and long term partnership with those who own and operate businesses, live in, or visit the community redevelopment area.
This will be accomplished by implementing an aggressive, innovative, policing model with a strong emphasis on prevention, community outreach, education, and problem solving.
The Community Redevelopment Policing Unit is a unique Component of Investigations Division. This Unit consists of 2 support staff members comprised of volunteers, 5 Sworn Officers, 1 Corporal, and 1 Sergeant.
The Sergeant is responsible for the day to day operations, to include the implementation of strategic problem solving, influencing negative perceptions that exist in the community through partnerships and to assure officers are working with the community to deter and solve concerns. He also coordinates the completion of monthly reports and schedules events for the unit personnel to attend. The Sergeant reports directly to the Division Commander, Captain Mike Darroch.
The Community Redevelopment Area is 2 square miles. Pinellas Park has the largest CRA in Pinellas County. We have divided this area into 4 Districts. Each District has one officer assigned, leaving one homeless outreach officer to float between all the districts. The Detective coordinates and provides information to solve or prevent criminal activity. The Detective provides feedback and intelligence, which aids in the strategic deployment of resources.
The Community Redevelopment Policing Unit operates on a four day work schedule consisting of 10 hour days. This effort is in cooperation with the Operations Division, Patrol. Problem solving is still utilized by the patrol officers as a tool for dealing with problems or addressing quality of life issues in their patrol zones. Shift size and zone assignments are based upon the calls for service.
Community Policing Officers utilize non traditional modes of transportation when patrolling their areas. The concept behind this is to foster a partnership and allow officers to interact more with the community, in turn being more accessible. Community Policing Officers wear a non traditional uniform, which provides a clear identification that they are Police officers, but supports the mission of approachability.
The unit is operated out of a 3,000 square foot storefront, within the Community Redevelopment Area. This store front increases the Police presence in the community. This Store front is one more place for the public to come and gain information, interact with officers, and begin the journey to problem solving. This informal setting also allows officers to interaction with the public in an open environment. Officers also play host to crime prevention classes, community neighborhood watch meetings, they address code compliance concerns, review security plans for businesses, and welcome new businesses and residents to the Community Redevelopment Area.
For more information please feel free to visit us at
6990 49th Street North Pinellas Park, Florida, 33781
or call 727-369-5767