St. Petersburg Police Departments Information
The St. Petersburg Police Department is the law enforcement agency responsible for ensuring law and order in the city of St. Petersburg, located in Pinellas County in the state of Florida.
About the St. Petersburg Police Department
The City of St. Petersburg Police Department has jurisdiction over the city that has a population of 262,200. The physical area of the police’s jurisdiction is 64 square miles. It is the fifth most populous city in the state.
The Chief of Police is the head of the St. Petersburg Police Department. The present head of the police is Chief Anthony Holloway. The department works under the city council. There are 550 sworn officers working in the department. They are helped by 212-support staff. The department has multiple accreditations.
The St. Petersburg Police Department Address is:
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33705.
For emergencies, citizens should 911. For non-emergencies, citizens can call (727) 893 7780.
The St. Petersburg Police Department Email address is not shared. Citizens can connect with the department on social media. The Facebook page of the department is https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Petersburg-Police-Department/295810427769
https://twitter.com/StPetePD is the Twitter page of the department.
The St. Petersburg Police Department’s website is https://police.stpete.org/
St. Petersburg Police Department Organization
The Chief of Police is the head of the police department in the city of St. Petersburg. The following work directly under the Chief:
- Community Awareness Division, headed by a Division Manager takes care of public information, volunteer program, and manages chaplains.
- Community Intervention is managed by a Director and handles various community programs.
- Legal Division is headed by a Division Manager.
- Office of Professional Standards is headed by a Major and handles internal affairs and inspections.
Other divisions working under the Chief and headed by Assistant Chiefs are:
- Uniform services handle patrols. There are three patrol districts in the city headed by a Commander and assisted by patrol and community officers. Uniform support commander handles functions like Fleet maintenance, traffic, crash investigation, DUI, Marine, Volunteer road patrol, School crossing guards, Field training, special operations, K9, mounted unit, Habitual Offender monitoring, and assisting the homeless.
- Investigative services division manages the intelligence unit. Other divisions are:
o Crimes against persons with major crimes unit, special victims unit, cold case unit, victim assistance unit, and digital forensics.
o Crimes against property as property crimes unit, economic crimes unit, and forensic services unit.
o Vice and Narcotics division
o Youth resources division to handle school resource officers
o Investigative support section with police anti-crime team, Human exploitation, and trafficking unit, and Police Athletic League.
- Administrative services have the following:
o Training division that handles staff training, professional development, background exams
o Records administration
o Accreditation unit
o Fiscal services managing budget, assets, payroll
o Emergency communications
o Information technology
Filing a Report
To file a report, one call the police or visit the police station. For certain types of crimes, it is possible to file an online report. https://police.stpete.org/solve-crime/file-a-report.html is the webpage to file reports online.
Criminal mischief, Lost property, Harassment phone calls, Identity theft, Vehicle Burglary, and Theft.
The department allows tips to be reported online. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the department to report crimes and other incidents. https://app.citizenobserver.com/tips/new?alert_group_id=2995 is the page to report tips.
There are a number of community programs the department offers to prevent crimes in the city, these programs include:
- Crime prevention through environmental design
- Auto theft prevention
- Burglary prevention
- Fraud and scam prevention through education
- Identity theft awareness and prevention
- Internet safety for parents
- Mitigation of active shooting incidents
- Reporting on crime trends and discussing concerns in neighborhoods