Child Abuse Program
The program familiarizes citizens with current family and child problems along with the role of the police and the law.
Drug & Alcohol Awareness
straightforward presentation about narcotics and alcohol and how users and
communities are affected. Real drug paraphernalia is exhibited together
with police undercover video of drug dealers, users, and rave scenes.
Highlighted drugs include marijuana, crack cocaine, and designer drugs.
Gasparilla Educational Outreach - for over one
hundred years the City of Tampa has enjoyed the magnificence and
excitement of the Gasparilla Day Parade.
to the City of Tampa's vision to keep Gasparilla a responsible event the
City of Tampa Police Department adopted a "Zero Tolerance Policy" which
strictly enforces quality of life issues such as public intoxication,
underage alcohol laws, and disorderly conduct to name a few.
With the "Zero Tolerance Policy" in effect, the
City of Tampa along with the event promoters and sponsors set out on an
educational outreach initiative. During the months of January and
February, the program targets both public and private high schools along
with MacDill AFB promoting responsible behavior at the event.
The program gives preventative tips to citizens on a variety of con
games that are in circulation. Prize offers, pyramid schemes, chain letters, magazine
sales, bogus prize offers, and travel vacation scams are just a few that are covered in this
A presentation covering the physical and mental emergency preparedness
for natural disasters (primarily hurricanes). The potential danger of a hurricane can be
minimized with preparation beforehand accompanied by knowledge of how to respond during
one. The focus is to lesson property damage, reduce panic and fear, and to save
Criminals often look for opportunities and take advantage of easy
targets. The Personal Protection program offers tips on being aware of one's surroundings
and recognizing dangerous situations. Topics include target hardening, types of criminals,
walking, vehicle safety, shopping, weapons, car jacking, and phony police officers. The
fundamental concept is to reduce the individual's exposure to crime.
This program introduces the problems of aggressive driving and road
rage. Tips are given to the audience on how to avoid road rage situations stemming from
others and even themselves. A 10 minute video called "Preventing Road Rage; Anger Management for
Drivers" from the AAA foundation for Traffic Safety is used in the presentation.
The program discusses fraudulent telemarketing along with methods of
protection against abusive and deceptive telemarketers.
Physical altercations and other problems are often a result of a
miscommunication between two parties. Verbal Defense covers basic communication skills and
teaches the audience how to deescalate possible verbal confrontations. An interactive
exercise on communication is demonstrated at the end of the presentation.