Dade City Police Department

The Dade City Police Department traces its roots back to 1889 when it was first established. Today, the agency has grown to 24 sworn officers and more than 16 civilian employees.

Located at 38030 Meridian Avenue, the Dade City Police Department serves more than 6,500 residents, visitors, businesses, and property owners within the agency’s jurisdiction.

Police Chief Raymond E. Velboom retired on June 1, 2018,  after 10 years of service. After serving as the acting chief for most of the year, James E. Walters was appointed as the Police Chief in Dade City.

The decision was approved by William C. Poe, Jr., the city manager for Dade City.  Chief James Walters served with the Dade City Police Department for more than 23 years in patrol, criminal investigations, and administration.

Attorneys for an Arrest by the Dade City Police Department

After an arrest by an officer with the Dade City Police Department, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. With offices in New Port Richey, we fight felony and misdemeanor cases throughout the Sixth Judicial Circuit and all of Pasco County, FL.

We are familiar with the standard operating procedures used when an arrest is made in Dade City, the county seat of Pasco County, FL. We are also familiar with the procedures used by other local law enforcement agencies including the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the New Port Richey Police Department, the Port City Police Department, and the Zephyrhills Police Department.

During the consultation, we can talk with you about the facts of your case, the charges pending against you, and important defenses that can be used to fight the charges.

Call 727-807-6392.

Divisions of the Dade City Police Department

The divisions of the Dade City Police Department include the Criminal Investigations Division, the Uniform Operations Division, the Uniform Operations Division, the Records Division, the School Resource Officers Division, the K-9 Division, and the Communications Division.

The Dade City Police Department maintains two Intoxilyzer 8000 machines with serial number 80-001073 and 80-005477. The current agency inspector is Officer Dean Baldwin.

Any problem with the monthly or yearly inspections of the breath test machines can be used to show a lack of substantial compliance with the administrative rules that govern how the machines are to be used and maintained.

Our Dade City DUI attorneys conduct an audit of the machine used in your case to determine whether a motion to exclude the breath test reading can be filed because of a lack of substantial compliance with the administrative rules.

Because of problems with the machines in Dade City, drunk driving suspects arrested by the Dade City Police Department are often taken for breath testing using the Intoxilyzer 8000 machines maintained by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at the jail located in Land O Lakes, FL.

Obtaining Police Video Recordings

The Dade City Police Department uses in-car video systems manufactured by Apollo Video Technology, a mobile video surveillance provider. The car fleet is equipped with a surveillance system that records traffic stops, police chases, and roadside investigations.

The RoadRunner system also provides immediate access to live video feeds of areas throughout the police facility including the sally port, breathalyzer room, booking area, lobby, holding cell, and parking lot. These videos taken at the station are particularly important in DUI cases in Dade City, FL.

After your arrest, your criminal defense attorney can help you find any video recordings related to your case so that the evidence can be used during your formal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license. The video can also be used in court during a motion hearing or trial.

Additional Information

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Police Department in Dade City, FL – Visit the website for the Dade City Police Department. Learn more about Ray Velboom, the Chief of Police.

Dade City Police Department
38030 Meridian Avenue
Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (352) 521-1493

Dade City Police Foundation, Inc. – The Dade City Police Foundaation, Inc., was created to help raise money for the K9 unit, the Dade City Police Foundation, Inc., is a Florida non-profit corporation based in Dade City, FL. The organization registered with the Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations on July 26, 2016. The DCPD received donations from a number of local organizations, businesses, and private donors.

This article was last updated on Friday, July 24, 2020.