The police department measures calls for service based on two categories: Proactive Police Calls and Dispatched Calls. Proactive Police Calls are initiated by officers who are working to solve cases, prevent future crimes and build positive relationships with the community. Dispatched calls are the number of 911 and non-emergency calls received from the public. Over the past 12 years, the officers have increased their pro-active activities 148%--one of the leading contributors to Tampa’s low crime rate.
The "Focus on Four" plan evolves monthly, weekly and sometimes daily to stay ahead of crime trends and constantly build partnerships with the citizens in our city.