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.

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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.
Largo

The Sheriff’s North District Office at
737 Louden Avenue
Dunedin

More Information

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.

Address

10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778

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

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

Notice

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.