Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Street Gang Monitoring

Street Gang Monitoring – Intelligence Unit

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Intelligence Unit has been working effectively to manage gang activity in Pinellas County.

What is a gang?
A gang is a group of people who want to be seen as different from others and want others to perceive them as a distinct group. This group is organized, has leadership, and is committing criminal acts in the community.
Gangs establish their reputation by the types and severity of the crimes they commit. the more heinous the crime the more “juice” or reputation the gang gets. In the street gang world, the more “juice” you have the more respect you get!

Florida Statutes 874.03 says a criminal street gang is a formal or informal ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons who have:
A common name or common identifying signs, colors, or symbols.
Members or associates who, individually or collectedly, engage in or have engaged in a pattern of youth and street gang activity such as fighting, vandalism, murder, and drug sales.

Other Resources:

  • How Parents can Recognize and Prevent Gang Involvement – This quick reference guide provides common warning signs of gang involvement.
  • Florida Department of Corrections – The result of a comprehensive intelligence gathering program that has literally a “blueprint” of gang activity in Florida.
  • Florida Gang Investigators Association – An association of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals who are dedicated to the prevention of gangs and suppression of gang-related activity within the state of Florida.
  • IAACI Web – The International Association of Asian Crime Investigators, in association with the International Asian Organized Crime Conferences, provide focus on the criminal justice system’s response to organized crime in Asia.
  • National Gang Crime Research Center – Provides research on gangs and gang members, disseminate information through publications and reports, and provide training and consulting services.

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

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.


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.