Privacy Policy


This website and related subdomains are provided by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (PSO) as a public service. Be advised that information you submit to the PSO via this website may be considered a public record under the laws of the State of Florida and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to a Public Records Request.

Information Collected


If you visit our site(s) to read or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  1. The name of the domain (for example, ”xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account or “yourschool.edu” if you are connecting from a university’s domain) and IP address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet) from which you access our website;
  2. The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
  3. The date and time you access our site;
  4. The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and
  5. The pages you visit on our site.

We may set and access “cookies” on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computer and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different. Check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis. This state government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, such as in response to lawful law enforcement requests or tips received from the public, we may take additional steps with the information collected, including steps to identify you based on this information, and we may share this information, including your identity, with other government agencies.

E-Mail


You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this website or related subdomains. If you choose to identify yourself by sending us an email containing personal information or by filling out and submitting our forms, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. The PSO does not collect or use information for commercial marketing.
Internet communications are not necessarily secure from interception and may be subject to public information disclosure requirements.

Online Forms Submissions


PSO may ask visitors who request certain specific information to fill out an online form. For example, if you are applying for employment by using an online form, you will be asked to provide your name, address and other personal data. From time to time, other information may be collected through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means that enable us to determine a user's interests and needs, help us improve our web site, or for other purposes.

Information Sharing


We may share personally identifying information (PII) with PSO departments and personnel, other law enforcement or government agencies, other third parties in the course of carrying out our normal business operations and in accordance with Florida law. We may disclose information about inmates, wanted suspects, missing persons, etc. as required in the normal course of our duties. We do not rent or sell personal information about users.

Our Social Network Policy


The PSO participates on open, unmoderated forums offered by commercial social networks sites in order to increase law enforcement transparency, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration. We currently maintain official PSO accounts on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Please note that the PSO does not control or endorse the comments or opinions provided by visitors to these sites. Visit our Contact Us page for information on how to send official correspondence to the PSO.

Security, Intrusion, and Detection


For site security purposes and to ensure this service remains available to all users, all network traffic is monitored in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. To protect the system from unauthorized use and to ensure that the system is functioning properly, individuals using this computer system are subject to having all of their activities monitored and recorded by personnel authorized to do so by the PSO (and such monitoring and recording will be conducted). By using this website the user expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, system personnel may provide the results of such monitoring to appropriate officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage to this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable federal law.
We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. For example, we use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Also, we restrict access to Personal Information to PSO employees who need such access in the course of their duties . Your efforts to protect against unauthorized access play an important role in protecting the security of your personal information. You should be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer, and always log out of any site when viewing personal information. We may have links to other outside websites that we do not control. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these sites, and users should check those policies on such sites.

Disclaimer for Hypertext Links


Neither the PSO nor its contributors are responsible for the content of any off-site pages that are referenced by or that reference the PSO’s website(s). The user specifically acknowledges that neither the PSO nor its contributors are responsible for any defamatory, offensive, misleading, or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from the PSO’s website(s) to other sites or from other sites to the PSO’s website(s) do not constitute an endorsement by the PSO. These links are for convenience only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.

Disclaimer for PSO Information


All information provided by the PSO on this website or related subdomains is made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. While the PSO believes the information to be reliable, human or mechanical error remains a possibility. Therefore, the PSO does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the information. Neither the PSO, nor any of the sources of the information, shall be responsible for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of, this information.

PSO is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Website or with respect to the material contained on the Website, including without limitation, any material posted on the Website. PSO attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this Website. Any errors or omissions should be reported to PSO. THIS WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PSO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY PSO, OR A THIRD PARTY.