2nd Annual Neighborhood Improvement Operation Generates Success

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Tampa Police officers joined members of 10 various agencies for a briefing before the team's daylong operation to help improve the quality of life for residents in Sulphur Springs

Tampa Police officers teamed up with several agencies to help improve the quality of life for residents in North Tampa.  The team participated in its 2nd Annual Sulphur Springs Neighborhood Improvement operation on July 26.  The purpose of the 8-hour operation was to unite government and private sector agencies, in the hopes of reducing crime and beautifying the neighborhood.

These agencies included:  Tampa Police Department, Florida Department of Corrections, Fish & Wildlife Commission, CSX Police, Hillsborough County Animal Control, City of Tampa Solid Waste, City of Tampa Code Enforcement, Tampa Electric Company, City of Tampa Clean City Department, K-Mart, and Home Depot.

The operation was a great success and resulted in the following:

(11) Adult probation/parole checks, which resulted in 1 arrest

(8) Attempt to Locate Wanted Suspects, which resulted in 2 arrests

(29) Sex Offender/Predator and or Career Criminal checks

(11) Juvenile probation checks

(2) Plastic baggies of powder cocaine seized

(55) Shopping carts collected and returned to businesses

(5) Trespass warnings issued

(25) New police-community relationships developed

(45) Water conservation education kits given away

(14) CSX Trespass Warnings issued

(2)  Solid Waste illegal dumping cases reported


(1) turtle relocated

(4) dogs returned to their owners

(42) animal owners contacted which were given safety tips

(5) official animal notices issued by Animal Control


In addition, CSX Police conducted (2) 20 min safety presentations at Copeland Park & Woodland Terrace Park in front of approximately 140 children, between the ages of 5-17 years old.

Janelle McGregor