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News Tampa Police

It is with deepest sorrow the Tampa Police Department confirms the passing of retired Police Chief Austin “A.C.” McLane. Chief McLane began his service to the City of Tampa on January 14, 1963. He…

News Tampa Police

It is with heavy hearts the Tampa Police Department family announces the passing of Kirby Rainsberger, our Legal Advisor, Chief Assistant City Attorney, and friend. Chief Dugan mourned Kirby’s…

News General, News Mayor Office

The City of Tampa is proud to receive a $500,000 grant from Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity to help shape a stronger and more resilient future for Tampa.  The grant is part of HUD’s…

News Tampa Police

The Tampa Police Department is releasing body-worn camera footage of the gunfire exchanges that took place during a 21-hour standoff with armed barricaded subject Renardo Bucklon.  The following…

News General, News Mayor Office

In an effort to practice safe social-distancing we will be holding a media availability via Facebook Live at 4:30 pm today. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Dr. Edwin Michael, and Dr. Jason Wilson from Tampa…

News General, News Mayor Office

The City of Tampa will be lighting up blue in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, recognized nationally on January 11th with #WearBlueDay.    Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery…

News General, News Solid Waste

In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021.  Residential Customers will not receive collection service on Monday, January 18,…

News Tampa Police

Incident Date/Time:  1/10/2021 at 7:15 PM     Location:  6202 N 40th St. Incident Type:  Shooting/Homicide Victim Info:  24-year-old black male (deceased); 23-year-old black female (injured)…

News General, News Parks and Recreation, News Special Events Coordination

With Super Bowl 55, just around the corner, the NFL Experience will soon be underway. In partnership with the Tampa Bay Host Committee, preparations for the NFL Experience will be starting soon.…

News Tampa Police

Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday January 10, 2021. He is currently self-isolating at home. "Being a cancer survivor, I am very aware of the need to protect…

News Tampa Police

On January 10 at 4:23 PM, Tampa Police responded to the report of a male down near the area of N. Grady Ave and W. Osborne Ave. When officers arrived, they located a deceased Hispanic male homicide…

News Tampa Police

On Sunday, January 10, at 10:53 AM, Tampa Police responded to the report of a subject down in the 3000 block of N. Morgan St. When officers arrived, they located a deceased black male in his mid-30's…

News Tampa Police

Incident Date/Time:  1/10/2021 at 5:43 AM Location:  1600 block W. De Leon St. Suspect Info:  Scott Massa, white male (10/01/1969) Suspect's Vehicle:  maroon 2007 Chevy Tahoe Details:  In the…

News Tampa Police

CHARGED: Kelvin Reynoso, black male (12/02/1999) INCIDENT DATE/TIME: January 8, 2019 @ 10:51 PM INCIDENT LOCATION: 8700 block N. Tangerine Pl Tampa Police Homicide Detectives continue their…

News Tampa Police

Upon conclusion of an internal investigation, Jarda Bradford was terminated from employment with the Tampa Police Department in relation to her arrest on felony tampering with evidence charges. The…

News General

The Event Service Professional Association (ESPA) representing event service personnel throughout North America has named Una Garvey, Tampa Convention Center & Tourism Director and Suzanne Seder…

News Transportation Advisories and Road Closures

Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, E Jackson Street will be closed between N Florida Avenue and N Marion Street for a utility connection related work for the new hotel. Barricades and signs…

News Tampa Police

INCIDENT DATE/TIME: January 8, 2019 @ 10:51 PM INCIDENT LOCATION: 8700 block N. Tangerine Pl ARREST DATE/TIME: January 8, 2021 @ 11:56 AM ARREST LOCATION: 11112 US 41, Gibsonton, FL 33534 ARRESTED…

News Mayor Office

The City of Tampa continues to showcase its commitment to the highest standard of financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded…

News Tampa Police

DATE/TIME: January 6, 2021 @ 11:04 AM LOCATION:  Chamberlain High School, 9401 N. Boulevard ARRESTED: Messiah Tyson, black male (8/20/2005) DETAILS:  Tampa Police arrested Messiah Tyson today after…

News Mayor Office

The City of Tampa will begin pursuing suspension/revocation of alcoholic beverage permits for businesses that are repeat offenders (2 or more citations) of the City and County COVID-19 Emergency…

News Mayor Office

On Wednesday, January 6th at 1:00 p.m., Mayor Jane Castor will present longtime Former Tax Collector, Doug Belden, with a proclamation on his retirement. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Former-Tax Collector…

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Tampa Bay regional partners prepare to host its fifth Super Bowl on February 7, 2021, the City and its partners will keep stakeholders informed via an omnichannel approach, distributing event…

News Tampa Police

Incident Date/Time:  12/26/2020 at 1:51 AM Incident Location:  E. 7th Ave and N. 20th St Arrest Date/Time:  1/4/2021 at 5:00 PM      Arrest Location:  10319 Hunters Haven Blvd., Riverview, FL 33578…

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Ahead of the NFL postseason, Mayor Jane Castor will drop a Tampa Bay Buccaneers banner at City Hall, supporting the Buccaneers' journey to the Super Bowl. Mayor Castor will also challenge residents…

News Mayor Office

Residents are encouraged to celebrate the new year responsibly and continue COVID-19 safety best practices As New Year’s Eve approaches, Mayor Jane Castor shares a few words of wisdom with residents…

News Tampa Police

Incident Date/Time:  12/29/2020 at 1:09 PM Location:  W. Columbus Drive over the Hillsborough River Incident Type:  Shooting      Victim Info:  adult black male Details:  Tampa Police responded to…

News Tampa Police

DATE/TIME: Thursday December 24, 2020 @ 3:06 PM SUBJECT: Renardo Bucklon, black male (12/10/1976) LOCATION: 2904 Melburne Blvd OFFICERS: Sgt. Sean Stuart, 22 year TPD veteran; Sgt. Shannon Murphy…

News Tampa Police

Incident Date/Time:  12/26/2020 at 1:51 AM  Location:  E. 7th Av and N. 20th St Incident Type:  Homicide/Shooting  Victim Info:  43-year-old black male (deceased); 29-year-old black male (deceased…

News Tampa Police

DATE/TIME: Thursday December 24, 2020 @ 3:06 PM SUBJECT: Renardo Bucklon, black male (12/10/1976) LOCATION: 2904 Melburne Blvd After more than 21 hours, an armed barricaded subject was finally…

News Tampa Police

DATE/TIME: Thursday December 24, 2020 @ 3:06 PM SUBJECT: black male, mid-40’s  LOCATION: 2904 Melburne Blvd BUSINESS: Rodeway Inn DETAILS: An armed male barricaded himself, alone, in one of the…

News General, News Solid Waste

In observance of New Year’s Day, City of Tampa offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021. Residential Customers will be affected only if serviced on Friday, January 1, 2021. The revised…

News COVID-19, News General, News Mayor Office

Mayor Castor is proud to announce her support for the Safe & Sound initiative founded by local small business owners who are committed to operating their businesses safely by following CDC…

News Tampa Police

Between December 16-18, three armed robberies have taken place at local smoke shops; two in the city limits and one in Temple Terrace. All of the robberies appear to have been committed by the same…

News Mayor Office, News Transportation and Stormwater Services

On Wednesday, 23rd, from 9 am to noon, two new Crosswalks to Classrooms murals will be painted at Shaw and Lanier Elementary Schools.  Artist Jay Giroux of the READ Movement will paint crosswalk…

News Tampa Police

Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Details: This holiday season, the Tampa Police Department is partnering with the US Department of Transportation’s…

News Tampa Police

DATE/TIME: Monday, December 21, 2020 @ 11:29 AM LOCATION: N 18th St and E 19th Ave VICTIM: 32-year-old black male DETAILS: Tampa Police were dispatched to the report of 'shots heard' in the area…

News Housing and Community Development, News Mayor Office

The City of Tampa will celebrate first-time homebuyer Tamara Virgil, the first recipient of the Housing Department’s new “Welcome Home Tampa” gift basket program. The welcome baskets are given to…

News General, News Mayor Office

As Mayor Castor continues to modernize city government to improve community services, the City of Tampa conducted a Community Values Survey, a statistically valid survey to obtain data-based results…

News Mayor Office

For the second year in a row, onbikes will joined the City of Tampa and Mayor Jane Castor for Caroling with Castor, an event where a team of elves, Mayor Jane Castor and community partners make…