Crime Rate Down 42.5%
Tampa is a safer city to live, work, play, and raise a family! In 2007, the crime rate and the crash rate have both decreased by 10%. This success is a direct result of officers, employees, and citizens embracing our mission on a daily basis. In the last five years, crime has dropped an impressive 42.5%, which translates into 15,000 fewer crimes.
20 Years of Cracking Down
The year was 1988 – "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" was hot at the Box Office; everyone was asking who shot J.R. in the season finale of "Dallas"; and singing Pop Princess Tiffany topped the music charts. Locally, crack-cocaine hit Tampa’s street and the Tampa Police Department created QUAD, street level drug squads, to combat the problem. Find out how QUAD cleaned up Tampa neighborhoods.
Black History Celebration
In 1988, a group of Police Department employees established an event to celebrate the African-American community. Twenty years later, the event has evolved into an annual program highlighting community partnerships.
Officer Saved Woman’s Life
One Tampa Police Officer risked his own life to save another. He jumped 35 feet off a bridge into bone-chilling water to save a woman's life.
Every Dog Has His Day
Two Tampa Police K-9s retire after years of dedicated service to the Tampa Police Department. They have played an important role in Tampa's K-9 Unit.