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TPD District 2

Major Keith O'Connor
TPD District 2
9330 N. 30th Street
Tampa, Florida 33612
(813) 931-6500

Neighborhood Watch
(813) 931-6541

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Captain Steve Courtoy Captain Charles Courtoy
Sector C Commander
Sector C covers the City of Tampa north of Busch Boulevard to 22nd Street then east along the Hillsborough River to the city limits, the University of South Florida and New Tampa
 

Captain Steve Hartnett
Captain Steve Hartnett
Sector D Commander
Sector D covers the City of Tampa south of Busch Boulevard to 22nd Street then east along the Hillsborough River to the city limits, and north of Hillsborough Avenue
District II Officers patrol 50 square miles and serve 128,170 Tampa residents.
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PATROL

The District Two Patrol Division serves Tampa's northern portion with uniformed officer patrols, ROC squads and property crimes detectives.  Some of the points of interest in District Two are; Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida, and the Tampa Palms and Hunters Green area frequently referred to as "New Tampa."  They work with civic and neighborhood watch associations in order to improve the quality of life to citizens that reside in this district.  The uniformed officers are deployed on a four days on, four days off work cycle (see shift cycle calendar at left) with fourteen squads averaging twelve officers per squad.  The uniformed officers are the highly visible components of the department and are the officers who typically respond to calls for service in Tampa.

DLIS

A squad of plainclothes detectives, the District Latent Investigation Squad is assigned to District Two for latent investigation of crimes against property, robbery, auto theft, and economic crimes occurring in the area encompassed by the district.  Part of the squad is also charged with conducting latent investigations on different types of assaults ranging from minor to serious.

Rapid Offender Control Squad

Rapid Offender Control Officers, known as ROC, focus on high crime areas called Offender Control Zones.  They are armed with intelligence about repeat offenders and crime patterns in their zones so they can more rapidly identify suspects, solve crimes and prevent additional crimes from occurring.  These officers immediately begin the follow up investigation in concert with Patrol before a detective is assigned to a case.  One of the ROC Officers is working in each Offender Control Zone around the clock.  The crime problems of each hot zone determine if ROC Officers focus on street level narcotics, burglaries, prostitution, robberies or other crimes.  A tactical lieutenant oversees the day to day crime patterns and deployment of ROC Officers.  They coordinate between Patrol and District Detective Squads to ensure all entities are sharing intelligence and working together to address crime patterns.  This supervisor also serves as a key point of contact for citizens, which has enhanced working relationships with the community.

 

Crime Prevention

A Crime Prevention Unit is assigned to each district which includes of a sworn police officer and a civilian employee.  The team works together in conjunction with community and business leaders in order to improve the quality of life of citizens within their districts.  They work daily with citizens within their respective districts in order to solve various quality of life problems such as; overgrown properties, loud music complaints, elderly affairs issues, etc.  The team also strives to inform and educate citizens of prevention tactics designed to prevent property crimes such as; home burglaries, auto theft, and auto burglaries.  The team also encourages citizens to become involved in a Neighborhood Watch Program, this is a program created to enlist the time and talents of volunteers for the purpose of crime prevention.  Informed and alert citizens who look out for one another are more likely to prevent crimes in their neighborhoods by reporting suspicious behavior to the Police.

School Resource Officers

Cpl. Rojka

Cpl. Rojka

In 1975, the Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County School Board established the School Resource Officer Program.  This program has the responsibility of combating crime on a pre-delinquent basis as well as helping our young community understand the functions of law enforcement and the importance of safety.  We also increase safety, security, and prevent violence within schools.

District 2 has 8 School Resource Officers and 1 Corporal with direct contact to approximately 10,000 students at the following schools on a yearly basis:

High Schools:  Freedom and Chamberlain
Middle Schools:  Sligh, Van Buren, Adams, Liberty, and Benito
Charter Schools:  Brooks-Debartolo and Pepin Academy
Truancy Center

District II School Resource Officers

Front row:  Ofc. Lopez (Adams Middle School), MPO. Showalter (Truancy Center), and Ofc. Hanna (Sligh Middle School).

Back row:  Cpl. Rojka, Ofc. Twining (Benito Middle School), MPO. Simmons (Van Buren Middle School), Ofc. Delaney (Liberty Middle School), Ofc. Hancock (Chamberlain High School), and MPO. Matos (Freedom High School).

"Safe kids with bright futures"
"We care to make a difference"