Arrest by St. Petersburg Police Department
If you were arrested by an officer or detective with the St. Petersburg Police Department, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.
The St. Petersburg Police Department (“SPPD”) is located at 1301 First Avenue North in St. Petersburg, FL. The main number is (727) 893-7521.
Created in 1903, the St. Petersburg Police Department has grown to 575 sworn officers and more than 300 civilians civilian employees. The SPPD provides law enforcement services to more than 260,000 residents in the city.
Anthony Holloway serves as the chief of police. Under his leadership, the agency uses popular outreach programs including the Park Walk and Talk program to stay in touch with the community.
The SPPD is accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).
Attorney for Arrest by the Police in St. Petersburg, FL
After an arrest in St. Petersburg, FL, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm. We help clients fight charges for a felony, misdemeanor, or DUI accusation.
If your vehicle or other property was seized for forfeiture by the police in St. Petersburg, FL, we can respond to the notice of seizure by immediately filing the demand for an adversarial preliminary hearing.
We understand the standard operating procedures used by the St. Petersburg Police Department when investigating cases.
Sometimes small mistakes by the arresting officer can make a big difference in how the case is resolved.
The main office of Sammis Law Firm is located in downtown Tampa, FL. We also have an office located at 14010 Roosevelt Blvd Suite 701, Clearwater, FL 33762-3820.
The Three Districts of the PCSO
The St. Petersburg Police Department is divided into three districts. District One covers Albert Whitted Airport, Bayfront Hospital, Bethel Heights, Campbell Park, Coquina Key, Eckerd College, Harbordale, Jordan Park, Lakewood Estates, Lassing Park, Maximo, Roser Park, and Skyway Bridge.
District Two covers Downtown, Fossil Park, Harris Park, Meadowlawn, Northshore Park, Old Northeast, Placido Bayou, Shore Acres, Snell Isle, St. Anthony’s Hospital, The Pier, The Vinoy, and Tropicana Field.
District Three covers Azalea, Childs Park, Garden Manor, Holiday Park, St. Pete General Hospital, Tyrone Square Mall, United Central, and Yacht Club Estates.
Officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department work closely with the other law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County including the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol.
The St. Petersburg Police Department charges $6.00 for copies of 911 calls and other recorded lines. Extensive requests will be charged additional labor fees at a rate of $26.00 per hour.
The DUI Video requests on CD/DVD: $3.00 per video plus postage paid envelope.
Arrest for Drunk or Impaired Driving by St. Petersburg Police Department
The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm represent clients arrested for drunk or impaired driving (DUI) in St. Petersburg, FL.
We are familiar with the breath testing program used at the police station. Other DUI cases might involve a blood or urine test, or a refusal to submit to testing.
The breath test machines at the police station in St. Petersburg, FL, are maintained by Inspector Michael D. Weiskopf. Inspector Weiskopf also conducts monthly inspections and sends the machines off for necessary repairs.
The CMI Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer machines issued to the St. Petersburg Police Department include serial numbers 80-001051 and 80-001078.
Read more about how officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department make DUI arrests in Pinellas County, FL.
Notice of Seizure for Forfeiture Hearings in St. Petersburg, FL
Did you receive a notice of seizure from the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD)?
The notice tells you that your property was seized because of an alleged violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act found in Section 932.701 – 912.7062, Florida Statutes.
If you received a notice of seizure from the police department in St. Petersburg, FL, contact an attorney to help you get the property back quickly.
We can help you file a demand for an adversarial preliminary hearing to show that there was no probable cause to seize the property in the first place or that the agency violated your rights.
Filing the demand for the APH requires sending it via certified mail, return receipt requested, to the St. Petersburg Police Department, Legal Division, 1300 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, 727-893-7292.
Administrative Order 2016-039-PI-CIR (07/01/2016) sets out the rules for forfeiture proceedings in Pinellas County, FL, in the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Ceremony for New Officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department
At a ceremony that took place Friday, August 21, 2020, nine (9) new police officers were recently sworn in as officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Because of precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendees wore facemasks and used elbow bumps instead of handshakes.
The Honorable Jack Helinger, a Circuit Judge for Pinellas-Pasco, swore in the new officers. The Honorable Amy Williams, Circuit Judge for Pinellas-Pasco, served as the master of ceremonies.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the courthouse in downtown St. Petersburg. Others in attendance included St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway.
This article was last updated on Thursday, January 19, 2022.