Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Neighborhood Watch

Form a Neighborhood watch group in your community, and learn from deputy sheriffs how to observe and report suspicious persons and potential criminal activity. Make your neighborhood a hard target for criminals.

Neighborhood Watch is a FREE program provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. This program is an opportunity to promote mutual understanding between citizens and law enforcement.

Join our fight against crime by starting or joining a Neighborhood Watch program. You are the extra eyes and ears of Law Enforcement. We will teach you how to observe and report suspicious activity. Through our mutual communication, we can make your community a better and safer place to live.

The Neighborhood Watch program requires a minimum of three volunteers to oversee your Watch Group:

  • Chairperson
  • Co-Chairperson
  • Communication Leader
Neighborhood WatchThe best crime prevention device is a good neighborhood. The security steps you and your neighbors take as a group are just as important as the things you do individually.

The Neighborhood Watch program operates on the concept that effective crime prevention requires cooperation with law enforcement. Neighborhood Watch is “neighbors looking out for the welfare of their neighbors.” It is a coalition of citizens who are concerned about the neighborhood where they live and are willing to become involved in the betterment of their community.

It is only by working together that we can truly be effective in our fight against crime. We in law enforcement can do a lot to prevent crime, both through intense patrol efforts and educational programs. however, all this can be ineffectual if you do not do your part to deny the criminal the opportunity to commit a crime.

It takes three ingredients to make a crime: desire, ability, and opportunity. Take away any ingredient and the recipe will fail; there will be no crime. Properly locked doors, neighborhood awareness, reporting suspicious persons or activity, identifying your valuables, all deprive the would-be criminal of an easy target.

Please call Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Community Services – (727) 582-2222 to ask about starting your own Neighborhood Watch program.

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

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Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.