TPD Programs

For Kids

Officers mentor students from Foster Elementary

Bicycle Operations and Response Unit officers conduct bicycle safety training while interacting with kids.

Request a bike rodeo here.

The Tampa Police Department has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST’s) who can provide and/or install child safety seats to citizens in need.

Learn more.

Provides an opportunity for recruitment and development of relationships with prospective future employees.

Learn more here.

Officers read stories to children at local libraries while enjoying some cookies.

Schedule a session here.

Officers drive by the the residence of homebound children to extend birthday wishes from the department (Based on availability).

Request a birthday drive-by.

Hands-on DUI Squad presentation for students on the dangers and effects of driving under the influence.

Request a presentation.

In conjunction with American Education Week, allows for the discussion of the law enforcement profession and provides interaction with students.

Request an officer for the Great American Teach-In.

Command Staff walk children to school while reinforcing school zone safety messaging.

Youth Boxing program offered, free of charge, to those aged 8-18; conducted with police officers.

Learn more here.

This is a year round program, for eligible students between the ages of 14-20, and is run in compliance with the Boy Scouts of America and the Learning for Life Exploring Program.

Become a Police Explorer

The Resources In Community Hope (RICH) House is a safe haven for kids in the city's most economically challenged areas with an on-site officer who serves as role model, mentor, tutor, and liaison.

RICH House information.

Safety presentations are conducted by officers from our Special Operations Division at Parks and Recreation sites throughout the city.

Request a Safe Summer Presentation.

The "Help Us Help You" Special Needs Registry is a voluntary program to enhance communication between first responders and individuals with special needs such as autism or any disability that affects their communication.

Sign up for the registry.

Officers teach, interact, and hold Q&A sessions regarding the work of specialized units such as K9, Mounted, Motors, Air Service, Marine Patrol, and SWAT.

Request a demonstration.

Each October the department hosts celebrations throughout the month aimed at building trust between officers and residents, as well as promoting safe neighborhoods. Culminates with citywide ‘Trick or Treating’.

Sign up for Tampa Night Out.

Mentoring program focused on four CORE categories: Community, Originality, Relationships, and Expressions; used to focus on and build resilience and strong character in community youth

Participate in CORE Mentoring.

Approximately 25 teens attend a weeklong TPD Academy during the summer break, where they learn about law enforcement as a profession. Students are selected by input from School Resource Officers who work with them throughout the year.

Watch past TPD Youth Police Academy Highlights

For Adults

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Take the passenger seat for a shift and ride on patrol with a police officer.

Sign up here.

Safe Motorcycle And Rider Techniques Program: introduces the civilian motorcycling public to riding techniques to enhance your safety and riding abilities.

Sign up here.

Residential Programs

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This program allows residents and business owners to voluntarily share video from privately owned surveillance systems to aid in criminal investigations.

Sign up here.

Business Programs

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Businesses team with TPD to provide the community with easily accessible safety information and safe places throughout the city they can turn to if they are the victims of crime.

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Assists business and/or property owners in the control of their property during non-business hours or their absence from the premises. 

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Partnership Programs

In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Bigs In Blue program offers one-to-one mentoring, connecting youth with police

Ongoing partnership with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay to ensure crime victims and/or those with mental health concerns are able to connect and receive mental health counseling and psychological first aid.

A "FUNdraising" bowling tournament held every March in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay's mentoring programs for at-risk children in our community.

Working alongside the Bullard Family Foundation who generously provide a toy giveaway for kids in the community.

In partnership with Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa, police department employees paint houses for members of the community who are in need of assistance

Tampa Police Officers run the torch through Tampa to raise funds in support of Special Olympics Florida athletes

Partnering with Bullard Family Foundation with demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and bookbag giveaways, the Titus O'Neil Back to School Bash prepares students for the upcoming school year.

Rise Tampa starts its work where the city budget stops. It ensures officers receive the latest training, safety equipment, and cutting edge technology to keep our citizens safe while also providing growth opportunities to our most underprivileged children.

The department is a very diverse and dynamic agency serving one of America's greatest cities.  The men and women working here are among the finest you will meet.  The mission of the Tampa Police Department is to reduce crime and enhance the quality of life through a cooperative partnership with all citizens.