National Crime Prevention Month

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Join the Tampa Police Department in its "31 Days of Safety" campaign in recognition of National Crime Prevention Month.  A new safety message or activity will be provided each day throughout the month of October.  Go for the gold in helping officers keep our city safe!  Practice these simple safety tips all year long in an effort to achieve 365 days of safety.


Day 1

Practice Safe Text--Texting while driving is not only dangerous it's also illegal in Florida

Starting October 1, Florida motorists can be stopped for holding a wireless device in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone.

Day 2

National Coffee with a Cop--Chat with officers over a cup of coffee or tea to learn more about safety in your community.

Staying Safe While Walking to School

Day 3

VIDEO: How to Keep Your Children Safe Online

Click here to learn more about the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force 

Day 4

Home Security Checklist

Day 5

EVENT: Home Depot Safety Day--October 5

Visit one of the participating Home Depot locations to meet officers and receive additional tips to keep you and your family safe.

Day 6

EVENT: 25th Annual Police Memorial Run

Register for the annual Memorial Run held on October 12 in honor of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep our neighborhoods safe.

Day 7

"Light Up The Night" - Overnight Crime Prevention Tips

Day 8

Create a Safer Business Environment

Own a business within the city of Tampa?  Register for the department's Business Watch Program--a free resource and network to help keep your business and employees safe.

Day 9

VIDEO: Help Your Kids Say Bye to Bullying

Report bullying and harassment incidents that take place at Hillsborough County Public School facilities online

Day 10

How to Avoid Phony Utility Workers

Day 11

VIDEO: Personal Safety Tips for the Ladies

Day 12

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Day 13

VIDEO: Auto Burglary Prevention--Lock Your Car Doors!

Day 14

VIDEO: Cell Phone Theft Prevention