Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Lock It or Lose It: You Can Help Prevent Auto Theft

The temperature isn’t the only thing going up this summer. Vehicle burglaries and break-ins also spike in the summer months. Here in Pinellas County, 67% of vehicle burglaries reported so far this year occurred due to unforced entry – meaning the doors were left unlocked or a window was left open.

Don’t be a victim. Follow these simple guidelines even if you are leaving your vehicle, “for just a minute…” car_theft_image

In just 30 seconds, a criminal can pull up alongside your vehicle, roll their window down, smash your window, grab your purse or laptop and speed away – all without ever stepping out of their car!

  • Never leave your windows down or car unlocked, especially if you’re just running in to pick up the dry cleaning, sign your child out from daycare, etc.
  • Never leave your valuables unattended or in plain view.
  • Close your garage even when you’re home. While you are inside getting a glass of water, you are presenting an easy target for thieves.
  • Keep your garage door opener with you and black out your home address from your car registration. This prevents a thief who burglarizes your car from easily finding and getting into your home as well.
  • Keep lists of your valuables including detailed descriptions, photos, model and serial numbers. If your property is stolen, this list will aide law enforcement in their recovery efforts.


If you are the victim of a burglary, please call (727) 582-6200 to be connected to a Patrol Deputy who can respond and take your report.

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OMC Drop-Boxes

Operation Medicine Cabinet

Drop off your expired or unused medications during business hours at Operation Medicine Cabinet drop boxes located at two Sheriff’s Office locations:

The Sheriff’s Administration Building
10750 Ulmerton Rd.

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue

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When To Call

In Florida, simply dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency connects you to EMS, law enforcement, and the fire rescue.

The 9-1-1 system is for emergencies only – serious vehicle crashes, critical medical situations, crimes in progress, or fire.

Do not call 9-1-1 for non emergency transportation.

If you are unsure if your situation is a true emergency, officials recommend that you let the call taker determine if you need emergency help.


10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

Mailing address:
PO Drawer 2500
Largo, FL 33779-2500

Phone: (727) 582-6200
Emergency: 9 1 1


E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity.

Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.