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Established in 1955, the Treasure Island Police Department (TIPD) provides law enforcement services within the city of Treasure Island, FL. The current police chief of the Treasure Island Police Department is Armand Boudreau. TIPD often works along side officers with other law enforcement agencies in Pinellas County, FL.
According to the Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) Salary Survey, the 2017 salary ranges for the Treasure Island Police Department is a minimum of $45,553 and a maximum of $72,222 for an officer and a minimum of $64,422 and a maximum of $80,921 for a detective.
The mission of the Treasure Island Police Department is to be "a professional police organization sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States, enforce the laws of our land, and in partnership with those we serve, promote the highest of standards in service, trust and expectations."
The criminal defense attorneys at Morris Law Firm, P.A. in Pinellas County, FL, are familiar with the current operations manual and Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation standards that apply to the Treasure Island Police Department.
Many of the newly hired officers at TIPD enter a mandatory 16 week Field Training Program. We are familiar with the problems that arise when a new officer with TIPD makes an arrest.
Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case, the criminal charges pending against you, and the best ways to fight for an outright dismissal of the charges. Call us at (727) 388-4736.
Contact InformationTreasure Island Police Department
The City of Treasure Island Police Department's custodian of public records, where all official records of the City of Treasure Island Police Department are routinely created, sent, received and maintained, is the Police Record Department located at 180 108th Avenue, Treasure Island, FL 33706
TIPD employs 19 sworn officers and 5 support staff for parking enforcement, records, property/evidence management and information technology.
With a population of more than 6,500 residents during the off season and more than 20,000 residents during peak season, Treasure Island is a barrier island in Pinellas County on Florida's west coast. The city covers more than 3.4 square miles (from Gulf shoreline) with an actual land area of only 1.3 miles. The city has frontage on the gulf for more than 3.83 miles and bay frontage covering more than 28.39 miles.
Treasure Island is connected to the other parts of Pinellas County by three bridges including the Treasure Island C.W. “Bill” Young Bascule Bridge & Causeway—drawbridge operated by the City of Treasure Island, the John’s Pass Bridge—drawbridge operated by the State of Florida, and the Blind Pass Bridge—fixed bridge operated by the State of Florida.
Over the years, the city leaders in Treasure Island have considered eliminating the Treasure Island Police Department and relying on policing from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office as a way to save money. The city's charter requires that both the City Commission and voters through a referendum election would have to approve eliminating the Police Department.
Other local police departments in surrounding areas have eliminated their police departments including St. Pete Beach and Madeira Beach.
We represent clients arrested in the neighborhoods in and around Treasure Island including Sunshine Beach, Sunset Beach, Isle of Capri, Isle of Palms and Paradise Island.
We are also familiar with tactics used by officers in the patrol assignments who investigate traffic crimes such as DUI and reckless driving. We understand officers patrol the 3.5 miles of beaches in Treasure Island using four-wheel drive vehicles or an A.T.V. TIPD officers on the marine patrol often use a 24’ Boston Whaler Justice, particularly for investigations for boating offenses such as boating under the influence of alcohol.
We are also familiar with the procedures used by TIPD detectives who are trained and assigned in the Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.). A detective performs the more complex criminal investigations including domestic violence, violent crimes, burglary, and fraud.
After an arrest by an officer with the police department in Treasure Island or another law enforcement agency in Pinellas County, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in St. Petersburg, FL, at Morris Law Firm, P.A.. The lawyers at Morris Law Firm, P.A. represent clients after an arrest for any felony or misdemeanor in Pinellas County, FL, and the surrounding areas in the greater Tampa Bay Area.
Call (727) 388-4736 today to discuss your case.
This article was last updated on Friday, August 4, 2017.