Legal Bureau

Michael Schmid

Michael Schmid

Senior Assistant City Attorney

The Legal Bureau handles all legal matters concerning the administration and operation of the police department and responds to all requests for legal opinions. The Forfeiture Unit reports directly to the assistant city attorney, who serves as police legal advisor.  Deterring criminal activity by depriving criminals of property used in or acquired through illegal activities is the primary responsibility of the Forfeiture Unit.  The Legal Unit also files petitions for Risk Protection Orders for firearms.

Legal Bureau:  (813) 276-3769

Forfeiture Unit:  (813) 276-3767

Risk Protection Orders (Firearms):  (813) 276-3767