Feb 082017
 

The St. Petersburg Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, Gulfport Police Department, and Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are hosting an exciting and educational experience for the youth in Pinellas County. The academy offers youth insights into how law enforcement performs their duties and how law enforcement serves the community.

Week 1: July 18,19,20

Week 2: July 25,26,27,28

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Graduation: July 28

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Family and Friends Invited RSVP required

 

Requirements

• Open to young men and women between the ages of 14-18 years old

• Currently enrolled and attending high school in Fall 2017

• Cost $25 for academy

• Pass a background check

• Complete the application and turn in by July 1

• Ability to perform physical exercises

• Hold harmless agreements and photo/media release will all be required

• Lunch will only be provided on Friday (Graduation day)

• Youth will need transportation to and from site for the day

• An officer will contact the parent once the application is received to confirm acceptance

• Only 35 seats available

Please follow instructions on application. All applications must be sent to Officer Staples – SPPD. If interested go to police.stpete.org, then click on “Get Involved” then “Police Explorers.” Download the application/instructions.

http://police.stpete.org/usb/explorers-main2.html

See flyer for full details.

 2017-explorer-academy-Flyer

For More Information, call:

Officer J. Staples (SPPD) (727)892-5082

Detective J. Tippett (PPPD) (727)434-9466

Officer J. Motte (GPD) (727)519-4568

Detective B. Dimaculangan (PPPD) (727)743-0568

Deputy Aly Towne (PCSO) (727)534-8016

May 022016
 

You’re invited to join us for the 4th Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Explorer Academy this summer!

  • July 25th-29th

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Graduation: July 29th  2pm-3:30pm

Click here to download the academy flyer which includes requirements, training topics and academy dates and times (.pdf)

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department and the Gulfport Police Department are hosting a two-week-long exciting and educational experience for the youth of Pinellas County. The academy offers our youth an insider’s look into how law enforcement perform their duties and their service to the community.
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Training to include:

  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Weapons Familiarizations
  • Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops Training
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Jail Tour
  • Officer Survival
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Domestic Violence Investigations

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Requirements:

Open to young men and women between the ages of 14-18

  • Pass a background check
  • Enrolled and attending high school in Fall 2016
  • Complete the application and turn in by July 1st
  • Some of the training involves practical exercises and a waiver that must be signed
  • Cost $25 for academy
  • Lunch will only be provided on July 29th only– All other dates are the responsibility of the attendee
  • Youth will need transportation to the various sites to be announced
  • Sites will include local police departments and the Sheriff’s Office

If interested in participating,  please contact Dep. Aly Towne at (727)453-7461 and Click here to download the academy application (.pdf)

Click here to download the City of St. Petersburg Program Registration Application for the minor child

*Please note, application is for attendance to the police academy only and does not enroll applicant into any one specific post.

May 022016
 

Sixteen members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #900 participated in the Florida Association of Police Explorers Delegates training and pistol competition. This two day event was held in Hillsborough County.

Explorer posts from around the state met for a full day of training to learn about various topics that included traffic stops, building clearing, high risk traffic stops, aircraft clearing, active attackers, and the physical agility course.

Explores then participated in a pistol competition that was held at the Walter C. Heinrich Practical Training Site located in Hillsborough County. Explorer Andrew Aponte took 2nd place in the Expert Division and Explorer Major Spencer Shaw took 3rd Place in the Expert Division.  Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explorer Sergeant Chase Fails, Explorer Corporal Conner Davis and Explorer Andrew Aponte participated in the Team Shooting Event and took 2nd Place Overall.

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Jul 072015
 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 recently participated in the 2015 Florida Association of Police Explorers (F.A.P.E.) competition on June 22-27, 2015 in Melbourne, FL.

Competing against more than 30 other law enforcement explorer posts from across Florida, Pinellas County’s “Team Alpha” received the 4th Place overall championship trophy.  The state team was comprised of Explorer Lieutenant Lauren Paschall, Explorer Lieutenant Zoe Gambel, Explorer Sergeant Alvin Pinero, and Explorer Sergeant Jeremy Hernandez.  The team placed in four out of the seven different competition events.  They received a 2nd place trophy in the Active Shooter Event, 4th place in the Crime Scene Event, 4th place in the Arrest & Search Event, and 5th Place in the Traffic Stop Event.

The Post #900 Pistol Team placed 3rd overall at the competition.  The pistol team was represented by Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explorer Captain Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Lieutenant Lauren Paschall, and Explorer Sergeant Max Dulski.  Explorer Captain Kelley Butterfield took an individual shooting award for 2nd Place in the Expert division.  Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explorer Captain Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Lieutenant Lauren Paschall, and Explorer Sergeant Max Dulski were named the range master’s top 10 overall shooting averages for the year.  Success on the pistol range is attributed to the hours of range time provided at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Pistol Range, as well as the instruction and encouragement of Post Advisors.

Post #900 members also participated in optional events including the Honor Guard competition, Drill Team competition, and Cell Extraction Team (CRT).  Color Guard members Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explorer Captain Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Lieutenant Zoe Gambel, and Explorer Corporal Luke Kujawski received a 2nd place trophy.  Drill Team members Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explorer Captain Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Sergeant Max Dulski, Explorer Corporal Luke Kujawski, Explorer Christian Bining, Explorer Savanah Long, and Explorer Jacob Calvalari led by Explorer Lieutenant Zoe Gambel received 3rd place overall in the Drill Team competition.  A new event offered this year was the CRT event.  The CRT team members Explorer Major Spencer Shaw, Explore Captain Kelley Butterfield, Explorer Corporal Luke Kujawski, Explorer Courtney Holly, and Explorer Jacob Cavalari placed 1st place overall!  An excellent start for the new event.

Explorer Major Spencer Shaw completed his term as the Youth President for the F.A.P.E..  Explorer Lieutenant Zoe Gambel was elected by her explorer delegates as the new Youth President of the F.A.P.E. for the 2015-16 year.  Explorer Lead Advisor Deputy James Butterfield was also placed as the State Adult Advisor for the 2015-16 year for the F.A.P.E.

Jul 072015
 

Explorer Post#900 recently took a trip to the Boy Scouts of America Florida Seabase in Summerland Key to take part in the Out Island High Adventure Camp. The camp was held from June 11, 2015 to June 17, 2015.

Explorers were put to the ultimate test of survival beginning the first day of camp as they packed their bags with essential items for living on an island for four days. One important rule to live by on the island, no electronics allowed, including watches.

During their four day stay on Big Munson Island, Explorers had the opportunity to fish, snorkel and learn about various plant species, animals, insects and the ecology of the island.

While fishing for sharks, Explorers caught a small nurse shark and learned how to identify different species and properly return them to the ocean.

Since electronics were forbidden, Explorers learned to live by the tides and determine direction of travel and time by the sun.

After each day and new experience Explorers would reflect on the day and would discuss the importance of team work.

Jul 072015
 

Explorer Corporal T’Nora Dessaw was chosen as one of 30 Explorers from across the country to attend the prestigious DEA Law Enforcement Leadership Academy located in Quantico, Virginia.  This leadership camp ran from June 20 - 27, 2015.  Classroom training occurred each day on such topics as history of the DEA, characteristics of team work, communication skills, critical and decision making strategies, and presentation speaking skills.  To build upon the Explorers’ leadership skills they had the opportunity to hear from various motivational speakers.  Explorers also worked together using their combined knowledge and resources to resolve several law enforcement related scenarios and they experienced memorable tours of the DEA base and the Holocaust Memorial Museum.   

Explorer Corporal T’Nora Dessaw has been in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 for the past year.  Corporal Dessaw has participated in many details in an effort to give back to the community, and is a member of the Post’s Drill Team.

DEA Acting Deputy Administrator John Riley and Explorer Corporal T’Nora Dessaw.

May 192015
 

Dine-Out Day is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Dine-Out Dollars can be used for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on the day of the event.  Dine-Out Day is a fundraiser to benefit Pinellas Sheriff’s Youth programs. Participating restaurants accept Dine-Out Dollars in lieu of cash for meal payment and donate $2.50 for every $5.00 spent.  Tips must be paid in cash and you do not receive change for overages with Dine-Out Day dollars.  For questions or to purchase additional tickets contact Deputy Jim Butterfield at (727)421-3149 or (727)464-7038.
Dine-Out dollars can be utilized at the following locations:

Abe’s Place Tap and Grill 1250 South Missouri Avenue Clearwater
Angry Pepper 4330 Duhme Road Madeira Beach
Angry Pepper Tap House 9366 Oakhurst Road Seminole
Bascom’s Chop House 3665 Ulmerton Road Clearwater
Bon Appetit 148 Marina Plaza Dunedin
C D Roma’s 1462 66th Street North St. Petersburg
Captain Jacks Waterfront Grille 21 Oscar Hill Road Tarpon Springs
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant 1280 Main Street Dunedin
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant 5211 Park Street North St. Petersburg
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant 6218 66th Street North Pinellas Park
Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant 7705 Ulmerton Road Largo
Charlie & Millie’s Pizza 10953 Seminole Boulevard Largo
Country Boy Family Restaurant 1353 Main Street Dunedin
Country Skillet 2839 Roosevelt Boulevard Clearwater
Crabby Bill’s Seafood 401 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach
Crabby Bill’s Seafood 37 Causeway Boulevard Clearwater Beach
Crabby Bill’s Seafood 5100 Gulf Boulevard St. Petersburg
Crabby’s Beachwalk Bar & Grill 333 South Gulfview Boulevard Clearwater
E & E Stakeout Grill 100 North Indian Rocks Road Belleair Bluffs
Farmer Boy Restaurant 2129 Drew Street Clearwater
Fireplace Restaurant 12580 Seminole Boulevard Largo
Frida’s Café & Bakery 9700 Ulmerton Road Largo
Friendly Fisherman 150 Boardwalk Place West Madeira Beach
Guppy’s On the Beach 1701 Gulf Boulevard Indian Rocks Beach
Harvey’s 4th Street Grill 3121 4th Street North St. Petersburg
Island Way Grill 20 Island Way Clearwater
Jersey Mike’s Subs 3860 Tampa Road Oldsmar
Jersey Mike’s Subs 10304 Roosevelt Boulevard North St. Petersburg
Jersey Mike’s Subs 2687 Roosevelt Boulevard Clearwater
Jersey Mike’s Subs 7066 US Hwy 19 North Pinellas Park
Jersey Mike’s Subs 13100 Seminole Blvd Largo
Jersey Mike’s Sub 3832 Tyrone Boulevard St Pete
Johnny’s Italian Restaurant 2907 SR 590 Clearwater
Joto’s Pizza 13050 Park Boulevard Seminole
Joto’s Pizza 9119 Belcher Road Pinellas Park
Joto’s Pizza 8080 49th Street North Pinellas Park
Juan’s Mexican Grill 1409 Main Street Dunedin
Julian’s Little Italy 916 Patricia Avenue Dunedin
Leo’s  Italian Grill 33286 US Hwy 19 North Palm Harbor
Leverock’s Seafood House 840 Pasadena Avenue South St. Petersburg
Lulu’s Oyster Bar & Tap House 500 1st Street Indian Rocks Beach
Lucky Dill Deli 33180 US Hwy 19 North Palm Harbor
Mario’s Pizza Trattoria 3993 Tyrone Boulevard St. Petersburg
Mario’s Pizza Trattoria 13688 Walsingham Road Largo
Mario’s Pizza Trattoria 12924 49th Street North Clearwater
Marlin Darlin Key West Grill 2819 West Bay Drive Belleair Bluffs
Mugs ‘N Jugs 13653 Icot Boulevard Clearwater
Mystic Fish 3253 Tampa Road Palm Harbor
Ozona Pig 311 Orange Street North Palm Harbor
Papa John’s Pizza 2390 4th Street North St. Petersburg
Papa John’s Pizza 1098 Overcash Drive Dunedin
Papa John’s Pizza 411 South Missouri Avenue Clearwater
Papa John’s Pizza 40950 US Hwy 19 North Tarpon Springs
Parkside Café 8180 49th Street North Pinellas Park
Peggy O’Neills 1026 Florida Avenue Tarpon Springs
Perkins Restaurant 2626 Gulf to Bay Boulevard Clearwater
Pete and Shorty’s 2820 Gulf to Bay Boulevard Clearwater
Pete and Shorty’s 7402 49th Street North Pinellas Park
Pizza Shack Italian Grille 11963 Indian Rocks Road Largo
Positano Ristorante Italiano 3309 Tampa Road Palm Harbor
Rumba Island Bar & Grill 1800 Gulf to Bay Boulevard Clearwater
Rumba Island Bar & Grill 3687 Tampa Road Oldsmar
Salt Rock Tavern 3689 Tampa Road Oldsmar
Salt Rock Grill 19325 Gulf Boulevard Indian Shores
San’s Pizzeria 4842 Ridgemoor Boulevard Palm Harbor
Sardo’s Pizza 10839 Ulmerton Road Largo
Sea Breeze Island Grill & Raw Bar 17855 Gulf Blvd Redington Shores
Sea Sea Riders 221 Main Street Dunedin
Seminole Subs 11775 Seminole Boulevard Seminole
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ 4385 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ 3650 Tyrone Boulevard St. Petersburg
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ 2250 Seminole Boulevard Largo
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ 30503 US Hwy 19 North Palm Harbor
Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ 5130 Little Road New Port Richey
Tiffany’s Family Restaurant 35000 US Hwy 19 North Palm Harbor
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 2117 66st Street North St Pete
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 180 South Belcher Road Largo
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 3687 Tampa Road Oldsmar
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 7860 US Hwy 19 North Pinellas Park
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 944 4th Street North St. Petersburg
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 2518 SR580 Clearwater
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 10300 Roosevelt Boulevard North St. Petersburg
Tijuana Flats Burrito Co 13100 Seminole Blvd Largo
Umberto’s 150 Patricia Avenue Dunedin
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery 2571 Drew Street Clearwater
Varsity Club 36355 East Lake Road South Palm Harbor
Varsity Club 24091 US Hwy 19 North Clearwater
Apr 162015
 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #900 is pleased to announce that Explorer Corporal T’Nora Dessaw has been selected to attend the 2015 National Law Enforcement Explorering Leadership Academy.  The Academy is being held at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Washington D.C., June 20th – 27th, 2015. Explorers from across the United States submit applications to attend these academies and only a few are selected to attend. The application process required the Explorer to have excellent academic scores, community service, and citizenship.

T’Nora has been with Post #900 for over a year and has shown excellent leadership qualities. T’Nora has been able to attend the rank of Corporal in a short period of time. T’Nora leads by example and is well respected by her fellow Explorers.

Post #900 is proud of all of its explorers, advisors, and parents. Post #900 is also thankful for the overwhelming support to the explorer program that is provided by Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

For more information on the explorer program please visit WWW.POST900.COM

Mar 092015
 

You’re invited to join us for the 3nd Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Explorer Academy this summer!

  • Week 1: July 7th-9th
  • Week 2: July 14th-17th

Time: 9am-3:30pm

Graduation: July 17th  1pm-3:30pm

Click to download the flyer: flyer2

See below for link to the Police Academy Application. 

The Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Gulfport Police Department are hosting a two-week-long exciting and educational experience for the youth of Pinellas County. The academy offers our youth an insider’s look into how law enforcement perform their duties and their service to the community.
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Training to include:

  • Communications
  • Ethics
  • Weapons Familiarizations
  • Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops Training
  • K-9 Demonstration
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Jail Tour
  • Officer Survival
  • Homicide Investigations
  • Domestic Violence Investigations

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Requirements:

Open to young men and women between the ages of 14-18

  • Pass a background check
  • Currently enrolled and attending high school in Fall 2015
  • Complete the application and turn in by May 30th
  • Some of the training involves practical exercises and a waiver that must be signed
  • Cost $25 for academy
  • Lunch will only be provided on July 17th only– All other dates are the responsibility of the attendee
  • Youth will need transportation to the various sites to be announced
  • Sites will include local police departments and the Sheriff’s Office

If interested in participating, download the application 03-15-explorer-academy-application here.  For more information, please call Dep. Butterfield (727) 421-3149.

*Please note, application is for attendance to the police academy only and does not enroll applicant into any one specific post.