Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, is the main agency for law enforcement in Pinellas County, FL. The deputies at the PCSO have jurisdiction throughout the county. PCSO is responsible for patrolling the unincorporated areas of the county and several contract cities. Those cities under contract with the Sheriff’s Office for primary law enforcement services include:
- Belleair Beach
- Belleair Bluffs
- Indian Rocks Beach
- Madeira Beach
- North Redington Beach
- Redington Beach
- Safety Harbor
- South Pasadena
- St. Pete Beach
PCSO is also responsible for law enforcement services at the jail facilities and provides courthouse security for Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit.
In Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department was created in 1912. Today, PCSO has grown to more than 3,000 employees. The operations of the PCSO include patrol, investigative, judicial, detention and corrections, support services, and inspections.
The patrol operations at PCSO include the following units:
- DUI Unit
- Community Policing
- Flight Unit
- K-9 Unit
- Marine & Environmental Lands Units
- School Resource Officer Unit
- Uniform Patrol
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office manages the Pinellas County Jail with more than 4,000 beds. Inmates at the PCJ are being held before trial or while under a sentence for a felony or misdemeanor crime. The four facilities of the PCJ include the North, South, Health and Central divisions.
Attorney for an Arrest by PCSO
If you were arrested by an officer with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. We represent clients throughout Pinellas County including the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Largo, Pinellas Park, Kenneth City, and Indian Shores.
We are familiar with the tactics used by officers with law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County, including PCSO.
Call an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm. With offices in Tampa and New Port Richey, we represent clients throughout Pinellas County and the surrounding areas in the greater Tampa Bay area.
PCSO DUI Arrest by the Work Pack
Throughout the year, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office conducts County-Wide DUI Work Pack operations. The officers that participate in the Wolf-Pack investigations are part of the DUI unit and Traffic Enforcement Unit of the patrol operations bureau of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. DUI enforcement officers with the PCSO also work closely with officers in the Florida Highway Patrol and local police departments in Pinellas County including:
- Tarpon Springs Police Department
- Clearwater Police Department
- Largo Police Department
- Pinellas Park Police Department
- St. Petersburg Police Department
- Kenneth City Police Department
- Indian Shores Police Department
The work pack DUI operations are part of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s on-going commitment to make DUI arrests for drunk or impaired driving.
Pinellas Remove Intoxicated Drivers (RID) – RID provides assistance to officers with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office during DUI Checkpoints and DUI Wolf Packs by providing food and drinks for the law enforcement officers participating in each event. Other organizations that participate in PCSO Wolf Pack Operations include Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.), Chaplains Outreach Ministries, and the Suncoast Safety Council.
This article was last updated on Friday, August 16, 2019.