Statistics from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) show that neighborhoods with active Neighborhood Watch programs report dramatic reductions in crime along with a better sense of security, control, and peace of mind. Our past efforts have led to the apprehension of several criminals and have likely stopped other crimes from occurring. We’ve also reunited many lost owners with their pets and returned other items.
We ask that all residents invest the time to learn and follow these eight steps.
If you have someone who has trespassed (especially into your side or backyard at night), ask that loitering and prowling charges be issued.
Always ask for the event number before you hang up.
Whenever possible, leave the crime scene alone until law enforcement’s investigation is complete.
For emergencies, always call 911
Call Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for non-emergency issues within Dana Shores: (813) 247 -8200
Call Tampa Police for non-emergency issues at the golf course, Skyway Park, or Causeway: (813) 231-6130
tip411 allows users to instantly send anonymous tips, photographs, and video to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The dispatcher receives a code – no name or number – and can respond with questions in order to help direct appropriate resources. Tips are monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
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