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12-252 Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

Halloween events around our community are underway – and in “the spirit” of the season – the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office offers these safety tips:

  • Examine all children’s treats before they are consumed. This applies to packaged items as well as homemade treats – if there is a doubt – throw it out!
  • If your child’s costume has a mask – make sure they can see – face paint is always better. Make sure your trick-or-treater can walk comfortably in their costume. Prevent falls with a proper fit.
  • Adults with flashlights should accompany young trick-or-treaters. Walk in groups, stay on the sidewalks or walk against traffic on the side of the road.
  • Even though Halloween is on a week night this year – drivers should expect costumed children to be out after dark in the neighborhood – and drive cautiously.
  • Unless children are trick-or-treating at the home of a relative or close friend – children should never enter a stranger’s home to obtain Halloween treats.
  • In addition to trick-or-treating near home – there are any number of safe Halloween activities sponsored by shopping centers, community groups and parks. Check the many online listings in Pinellas County.
  • Young people who are past the trick-or-treat age, often find ways to amuse themselves on Halloween by vandalizing private property. Any intentional act resulting in property damage will be dealt with accordingly by Sheriff’s deputies.
  • So if your little ghosts and goblins are “lurking for fun”, with some thought and planning, Halloween can be a safe and enjoyable observance for all ages.

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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

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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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