Results Update


November 15, 2014 6:30 PM

Operation Safe Surrender yielded the following numbers:

52 offenders with warrants responded to the Suncoast Safety Council which equated to 60 misdemeanor warrants being processed and purged from the system. 
The Clerk of the Court collected a total of $1,879 in fines, court costs, and restitution.

Deputies did not make any physical arrests during today's event.  Also, approximately 50 individuals turned themselves in or paid/settled their parking ticket warrants prior to today's event, primarily after receiving notice of their outstanding misdemeanor warrant(s).


Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
- Judicial Operations Bureau
- Violent Offender Warrant Unit
- Community Policing Deputies

Suncoast Safety Council
Clerk of Courts
Public Defender’s Office
State Attorney’s Office
Sixth Judicial Circuit Judges

What: Operation Safe Surrender

Where: Suncoast Safety Council- North Office 1145 Court Street, Clearwater.

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Suncoast Safety Council- North Office located at 1145 Court Street, individuals with non-violent, misdemeanor warrants can turn themselves in during Operation Safe Surrender.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the State Attorney’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit Judges and the Clerk of the Courts will host Operation Safe Surrender. On this day, individuals with non-violent misdemeanor warrants will be encouraged to turn themselves in and resolve their warrants. In lieu of being arrested, those individuals with warrants meeting the criteria established by the State Attorney’s Office will have their cases reviewed and potentially resolved either by a case continuance, monetary fine and/or case dismissal.

This operation is a one-day event and is not an amnesty program, but will offer favorable considerations from the Court. Individuals whom do not meet the established warrants’ criteria will be handled accordingly depending on the nature of the case.

The previous event was a success with 114 individuals processed, 138 warrants purged and $6,864.50 collected in fines, court costs and restitution. In addition, prior to the event at least 30 individuals turned themselves in after they were mailed the postcard notification. There were no physical arrests made at the previous event.

On Saturday November 15th individuals should arrive with a valid photo ID. No weapons or children are allowed.

For more information, call Sgt. Bryan Bingham at 727-582-6149.

Posted by Elizabeth Brady Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:24:00 PM Categories: General News

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