Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) provides law enforcement services for the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County. PCSO also provides services to several cities, the county jail, and courthouse security for the Sixth Judicial Circuit at the courthouses in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
The cities in Pinellas County that contract for PCSO services include:
- Safety Harbor
- St. Pete Beach
- South Pasadena
- Redington Beach
Criminal Defense Attorneys in Pinellas County, FL
The attorneys at the Morris Law Firm, P.A. represent clients arrested for a felony or misdemeanor offense by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Before you speak to any law enforcement officer about a criminal investigation, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn more about protecting your rights.
Call (727) 388-4736 today.
Divisions within PCSO
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office consists of over 3,000 employees in five major service bureaus including:
- Judicial Operations
- Patrol Operations
- Investigative Operations
- Support Services
- Detention and Correction
The Judicial Operations Bureau of the PCSO is divided into the Misdemeanor Probation Division, the Violent Offenders Warrant Unit, the Court Security Division, and the Court Processing Division.
The Patrol Operations Bureau is divided into the DUI Unit, SWAT, Marine & Environmental Lands Units, Flight Unit, K9 Unit, Community Policing, Uniform Patrol, and the School Resource Officer Unit.
The Investigative Operations Bureau is divided into: the Narcotics Division, the Crimes Against Persons Division, and the Property Crimes Division.
The Support Services Bureau is divided into the Child Protection Investigations Division, the Property/Evidence Section, the Forensics Science Division, and the Communications Division.
The Detention and Corrections Bureau manages the Pinellas County Jail with more than 4,300 beds and an average daily population of more than 3,000 inmates.
The Jurisdiction of the PCSO
Each municipality that has a police department in Pinellas County employs police officers. The University of South Florida and the Pinellas County School Board also employ Police Officers, as does the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
The areas in Pinellas County that do not have their own police department, including some municipalities and unincorporated areas, are patrolled by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The airport has also been under the jurisdiction of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office since the St, Petersburg / Clearwater Airport Police Department was absorbed into the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office in the late 1990’s.
Several city level police departments were also absorbed into the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office including the City of Indian Rocks Beach Police Department in 1993, the Redington Beaches Police Department in 1998, and the City of Madeira Beach Police Department in 1995.
The Sheriff’s Office in Pinellas County has countywide jurisdiction, including within all municipalities. The Sheriff’s Office provides ancillary support for local Law Enforcement, such as K9, Marine, and Helicopter assistance supported by Ad-Valorem taxes.
According to the Police Applicant Screening Service (PASS) Salary Survey, the 2017 salary ranges for the Pinellas Sheriff’s Office is a minimum of $45,500 and a maximum of $70,622 for an officer and a minimum of $45,500 or a maximum of $70,622 for a detective.
Additional Contact Information:Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
10750 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33778
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Attorneys for Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Investigations
If you were arrested by an officer with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office then contact an attorney at Morris Law Firm, P.A.. We are familiar with the tactics and procedures used by local law enforcement agencies throughout Pinellas County, FL.
If you are under investigation by the PCSO, call us to discuss your case. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call (727) 388-4736 today.
This article was last updated on Thursday, January 18, 2018.