Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness

Additional information can be found at the National Crime Prevention Council website.

Downloadable content:

Online ResourcesClick here to download the Online Resources card, which provides useful links to view law enforcement activity in your neighborhood

Vehicle BurglaryClick here to download the Car Burglary prevention card

Click here to download the Child and Teen Safety Booklet

After you review the information on all of our crime prevention and safety awareness pages, you can find more information at the various government and group links here.


Child & Infant SafetyChild and infant safety

Click here to download the Child and Teen Safety Booklet

Please click here to visit the Child and infant safety page, which
includes information on bullying



Parent Options for Ungovernable ChildrenParent Options for Ungovernable Children

Please click here to visit the Parent Options for Ungovernable Children page. It is a summary guide for parents whose children runaway, often skip school and/or beyond parental control



Boating SafetyBoating Safety

Please click here for the Boating Safety page




Vehicle SafetyVehicle Safety

Please click here for the Vehicle Safety page



Home SafetyHome burglary protection

Please click here to visit the Home burglary protection page




Identity TheftIdentity Theft and Economic Crimes

Identity Theft Kit

Tax Fraud: Per the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit, tax fraud victims do not need to report these occurrences to local law enforcement. Instead, they should complete and submit Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS form 14039) which can be accessed online at

Tax Fraud Information: Brochure

Tax Fraud Affidavit: Form 14039 Identity Theft Affidavit

Counterfeit Money: Know Your Money

Internet Fraud: Reporting Internet Fraud Offenses

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons for commercial sex, forced labor or involuntary servitude, plus the inability to extricate oneself from that situation. The trafficker uses force, fraud, or coercion to control the victim. Human trafficking is the second
largest criminal enterprise in the world, just behind the illegal drug trade, netting billions of dollars worldwide annually.

There are over 20 million persons held in slavery in the world today, more than any other time in history. It is estimated between 500,000 and 2 million are trafficked annually worldwide with an estimated 15,000 to 18,000 being trafficked into the United States every year.

On a local scale, according to national human trafficking hotline tips and complaints, Florida ranks as third in the proliferation of human trafficking with the Tampa Bay area being second in the state.

Possible indications of human trafficking include:

  • Constantly accompanied by a controlling person or boss, not speaking on their own behalf.
  • Lack of control over personal schedule, money, identification or travel documents.
  • Transported to and from work, lives and works in the same place.
  • Debt owed to employer/crew leader, unable to leave job.
  • Bruises, depression, fear, overly submissive.

If you think you have come into contact with a victim of human trafficking in Pasco, Pinellas, or Hillsborough County area, call the local Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force Hotline at (727)562-4917 or the National Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at (888)373-7888.

For more information please visit the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking website by clicking here.

Additional information can be found on the Florida State Attorney General’s website here.