Operation Safe Surrender took place on Saturday, February 22, 2014. During the operation, 114 individuals attended and 138 warrants were processed and purged. The Clerk of Courts collected $6,864.50 in fines, court costs and restitution.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Judicial Operations Bureau
-Violent Offender Warrant Unit
-Community Policing Unit
-Explorer Post 900
St. Petersburg Police Department
Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney’s Office
Pinellas/Pasco Public Defender’s Office
Clerk of Courts
6th Judicial Circuit Court
Operation Safe Surrender is an opportunity for individuals with non-violent, misdemeanor warrants to turn themselves in to law enforcement, and have their warrants resolved in a safe environment. In return they will receive favorable considerations from the court.
Suncoast Safety Council
455 31st Street North
St. Petersburg, Fl.
When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On Saturday, February 22nd 2014 the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be coordinating Operation Safe Surrender.
Operation Safe Surrender is an opportunity for individuals with non-violent, misdemeanor warrants to turn themselves in to law enforcement and have their warrants resolved in a safe environment.
The project is comprised of representatives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, St. Petersburg Police Department, Pinellas/Pasco State Attorney and Public Defender’s Office, Clerk of Courts, and the 6th Judicial Circuit Court.
Operation Safe Surrender is NOT an amnesty program, but does offer favorable considerations from the court, often in the form of reduced fines, probation requirements or a new court date as an alternative to incarceration. The program allows wanted individuals to take responsibility for their actions, stop running from the law and clear their outstanding warrants. Individuals should arrive with a valid photo ID. No weapons or children are allowed.
Similar programs have been successfully conducted in cities across the country.
For more information, contact Sgt. Bryan Bingham at 727-582-6149.