Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Programs and Services
Westfield Countryside Mall
What: Learn more about your Sheriff’s Office – and how to keep your family and possessions safe by coming out to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Safety Expo, this Saturday the 31st, at the Westfield Countryside Mall.
The Sheriff’s Safety Expo will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the east end of the Mall – near J.C. Penney, and feature a variety of Pinellas Sheriff’s Office programs, services and demonstrations.
Where: Westfield Countryside Mall
27001 US Highway 19 North
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012
10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
According to Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, “This is a great interactive opportunity for our citizens to meet our members, to see what we do, and the tools we use every day to keep our community safe.”
The event is a partnership with the Sheriff’s Office and the Westfield Countryside Mall. As an added feature – there will be a special drawing – no purchase necessary- for a “Behind the Scenes” Sheriff’s Office experience. The winner and a guest (background checks required) will go “behind the scenes” and to learn more about the Sheriff’s Forensics program, K-9 Unit, Communications Center and the Detention and Corrections Bureau.
The Sheriff’s Command Center bus in the upper level parking lot at J.C.Penney will be the focal point for the following presentations:
Presentations at Command Center
10:30 - Live Safe
11:00 – K9 Demonstration
11:30 – Child Safe
12:10 – Live Safe
12:30 – Sheriff Gualtieri speaks
1:00 – K9 Demonstration
1:30 – Child Safe
On-going displays and demos at the outside display area include:
Operation Medicine Cabinet – An opportunity for citizens to safely dispose of unused or out of date medications.
DUI Awareness and Interactive Course – Experience the dangerous effects of impaired driving
Forensics Mobile Crime Lab – Learn our the Sheriff’s CSI team works at Crime Scenes.
General Purpose and Rescue Vehicle – An armored vehicle used for hostage negotiation and protected access to armed suspects.
Flight Section Helicopter
Rock Wall – Climbing activity for kids
Dive Team and response vehicle
Other programs will be featured in displays inside the Mall, on the first floor – east side:
Sheriff’s Office cruisers – new and vintage
SWAT/Corrections Response Team displays and demos
Detention and Corrections
Child Protection Investigations
There will be registration opportunities for numerous programs, including; Explorer Post 900, Project Lifesaver, Live Safe, Child Safe, the Sheriff’s Volunteer programs, the Sheriff’s Advisory Board, the Sheriff’s Alarm Registration Program (SHARP), and more.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Safety Expo is a free family event, with great information and safety tips for all ages.