The S.P.O.T. (Sexual Predator and Offender Tracking) Unit was created in 2000 to address the growing number of sexual predators and sexual offenders within unincorporated Pinellas County.
In April of 2006, the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff Jim Coats agreed to expand the unit’s responsibilities beyond the unincorporated areas to include all municipalities, creating a county wide unit.
The goal of creating a county wide unit was to improve management practices, reduce duplication efforts by law enforcement agencies, maximize the use of human and financial resources and improve accountability.
The mission of the S.P.O.T. Unit is to be proactive and aggressive in regards to monitoring, tracking and enforcing Florida State Statutes that relate to registered sexual predators and sexual offenders.
The S.P.O.T. Unit is responsible for a variety of tasks including but not limited to:
- Initial Registration
- Biannual Re – Registration
- Maintaining Registration paperwork
- Neighborhood Notifications
- Address Verifications
- Initiating Criminal Cases in reference to suspected registration violations
- Conducting surveillance operations
- Gathering and analyzing intelligence
- Community Awareness
Location & Hours of Operation:
6170 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL
(Times Square Plaza)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: (727) 582-SPOT (7768)
Below is a link to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement site that contains a map of sexual predators/offenders living in the community.
The Neighborhood Search function allows the user to enter any address in Florida and search for any registered sexual predators/offenders living within a 1 to 5 mile radius of the address entered. Also available to the public is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement site that allows citizens to receive automatic e-mail notification of sexual predators/offenders that move near a specified address. This address is entered by the user and allows for the public to more closely monitor sexual predators/offenders in their community.
Pinellas County Absconders – click here for an updated list