Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous, toll-free tipline and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime. Tips may be submitted via phone, the web, or even text messaging.
Recent hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, and winter storms have emphasized the need for us all to be prepared for disasters in the Tampa Bay region. The frequency and intensity of these disasters are increasing. In 1998 alone, Hurricanes Georges and Mitch were responsible for the death of over 7,000 people in Central America and destroyed billions of dollars worth of property in Central America and Florida. The Public Works Department has prepared this guide to help you prepare for disasters.
Use this service for general correspondence to Fire Rescue.
The Fire Rescue Department provides essential service in the areas of fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency medical care. The department is comprised of the Operations, Rescue, Communications, Prevention, and Administrative Divisions.
Use this service for general correspondence to Police.
The Tampa Police Department, located on Florida's gulf coast, is responsible for ensuring the protection, safety and welfare of city residents and visitors; providing protection of property; and preventing crime. The department employs nearly 1000 sworn law enforcement personnel and over 300 civilian staff.
Link to the Florida Crime Information Center Public Access System. This site is designed to provide the public with the opportunity to assist law enforcement agencies in locating stolen property, missing persons and persons wanted in connection with ongoing investigations. It is not intended to be used for reporting property as stolen or persons as missing. Please contact your local law enforcement agency to report this kind of event.
Street light malfunctions are addressed by Tampa Electric Company. An online form is available to notify TECO of street lights or area lights that are out or malfunctioning.
Street lights are located on public roads. Area lights are located on privately-owned roads or property.
Use this service to report a problem with a traffic light or signal where the situation does not require immediate attention. Excessive timing delays are instances that are of a non-emergency nature. Please do not use this service to report failures; instead please call (813) 622-1940 for immediate attention.