Arrest by Clearwater Police Department

The Clearwater Police Department (“CPD”) is the third largest law enforcement agency in Pinellas County, FL. The agency has approximately 230 sworn police officers and 125 civilian employees. Each year, CPD averages more than 160,000 calls for service.

Since 1998, CPD has been accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). , which symbolizes professionalism, excellence, and competence.

Attorney for an Arrest by Clearwater Police Department

If you were arrested by an officer with the Clearwater Police Department, contact an attorney at Sammis Law Firm. Our office is located in Clearwater, FL, just a short distance from the CJC Courthouse.

We represent clients charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or ordinance violation.

To speak with an attorney in our Clearwater office, call (727) 210-7004.

Services Provided by the Clearwater Police Department

The City of Clearwater Department of Information Technology created an app for the Clearwater Police Department found at: The app maintains an online list of active calls for service and the response time.

The dispatch center assigns the call description, although the investigation’s final outcome may differ. The call’s description might include a suspicious person, directed patrol, park walk and talk, battery, ordinance violation, animal case, or traffic case.

CPD also maintains a website for making a public record request found at After you make the public record request, the Records Department of the Clearwater Police Department is responsible for the collection, filing, organizing, retention, redaction, and dissemination of police records, according to Florida Statute Chapter 119.

Patrol Divisions of the Clearwater Police Department

The Patrol Division of the Clearwater Police Department provides the initial uniformed response to a wide variety of calls for service, including traffic crashes and criminal investigations.

The Patrol Districts of the CPD are divided into three geographic districts – District 1, District 2, and District 3. Each district has an assigned District Commander responsible for deploying officers within the district for calls and follow-up investigations.

DUI Arrests by Clearwater Police Department

If you were arrested for DUI, contact an experienced DUI defense attorney in Clearwater, FL, at Sammis Law Firm. We can help you demand a formal review hearing within ten (10) days of the arrest. We can also represent you in court at the CJC Courthouse.

DUI cases are prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys at the State Attorney’s Office for the Sixth Judicial Circuit that covers both Pinellas and Pasco County

Unless you avoid a DUI conviction, the penalties and punishments imposed by the court depend on the way the DUI case is charged. DUI charges include:

  • a simple DUI with no aggravating factors;
  • a DUI with a breath-alcohol content (BrAC) or blood-alcohol content (BAC) was over .15;
  • a DUI with a minor child was a passenger in the vehicle:
  • a DUI with property damage or non-serious personal injury;
  • a DUI with serious bodily injury; or
  • a DUI manslaughter.

The way the crime is charged also depends on the number and timing of prior convictions, including:

  • a first lifetime DUI conviction;
  • a second DUI outside of five years from any prior conviction;
  • a second DUI within five years from any prior conviction;
  • a third DUI outside of ten years from any prior conviction;
  • a third DUI within ten years from any prior conviction; or
  • a fourth lifetime DUI conviction.

This article was last updated on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.