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

EVENT: 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

Day 15

VIDEO: 2019 Neighborhood Night Out Festivities

More than 18 neighborhoods throughout the city hosted events ranging from pot-lucks, to trivia nights and community park festivals to connect with their neighborhood offices and stand united against crime.

Day 16

Online Banking Safety Tips

Day 17

VIDEO: Elderly Scam Prevention Tips

Day 18

Nightlife Safety Tips

Day 19

Tampa Police Safe Place Program

Through the Safe Place Initiative, TPD will provide decals to City facilities, schools, local businesses and other organizations for those entities to post as a symbol of safety for the victims of hate crime

Day 20

Bicycle Safety Program

Register your two-wheels for free with the Tampa Police Department.  In the event that a bicycle is lost or stolen, the registration information will help officers return the bike to its rightful owner.

Day 21

VIDEO: Remember to Practice Crosswalk Safety

Day 22

VIDEO: We Can't Stress Enough to Lock Your Car Doors

Day 23

Day 24

Exercise Safety in Parks and Public Places

Day 25

Day 26

EVENT:  "Operation Medicine Cabinet"

Drop off your unwanted, unused, or expired medications at one of the safe disposal sites to help keep them from winding up in the wrong hands

Day 27

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Day 29

REGISTER: Help Us | Help You Special Needs Registry

This voluntary program helps to enhance communication between first responders and individuals with special needs, such as autism.

Day 30

Day 31

Halloween Safety Tips