Non-Emergency: 727.582.6200

Patrol Ride-Along Program

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office encourages community involvement in the law enforcement process and allows reputable citizens, student interns, and law enforcement Explorer Scouts to ride as passenger observers in Sheriff’s Office vehicles for legitimate civic or educational reasons. 

Inside a PCSO cruiser.

Inside a PCSO cruiser.

The follow persons are eligible to participate in the ride-along program:

  1. Members of special programs approved by the Sheriff, such as the Community Policing Institute, Leadership Pinellas or Neighborhood Watch association members.
  1. College or university law enforcement students engaged in research or fulfilling project or program requirements.
  1. Law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions.
  1. Persons who have completed the screening process for the position of Deputy Sheriff with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
  1. Students currently enrolled in the Southeastern Public Safety Institute’s (SEPSI) police academy program.
  1. Members of the print and electronic media (prior approval of the Public Information Officer is required).

If you meet the criteria listed above and desire to participate in the ride-along program, please contact one of the District Administrative Lieutenants for more details. 

Central District (South of Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.) – 727-582-6109

North District (North of Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.) – 727-582-6902

*Once you have contacted the appropriate Admin Lieutenant, please click here to access the Patrol Ride-Along Program Application with an authorized password.

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


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