Safety + Security Meeting: Hurricane Re-Entry Program and FEMA Flood Map Updates
In partnership with the City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management and Hillsborough County, we invite you to join us at  Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Airport on April 10 from 8:30-9:45 am  to learn more about the  new City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program  and FEMA preliminary flood map updates for the coastal areas of Hillsborough County, including Tampa.
Alliance seeking Bicycle Friendly Businesses
The Westshore Alliance is seeking businesses who want to be certified as  Bicycle Friendly Businesses . The national program has more than 1,300 certified businesses, including 30 in Tampa. Businesses that apply will have access to training and tools to make their workplaces bike friendly for employees and customers. If you are interested, contact  Michael Maurino , Westshore Alliance Director of Transportation.
Crime Trend Alert
P roperty theft continues to be the top reported crime in Westshore. F ollow these Tampa Police Department Crime Prevention Tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim:
  • Close your vehicle windows and lock your doors.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. Remove them or lock them in your trunk.
  • Do not leave your keys in the vehicle. Remove the valet key, these are often found in the owner's manual.
  • Park where your car will be frequently and easily seen.
  • Park in well-lit areas when possible.
  • Do not leave your garage door open.
  • Install and use a car alarm.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running. This is State Law.
  • Secure your valuables in your office and don't allow unauthorized personnel access.
If you see suspicious activity report it to local law enforcement at (813) 231-6130 or a person of authority. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Help prevent vehicle burglary and theft by inviting the Tampa Police Department to conduct 
"Operation Tag-It"  at your business location. During Tag-It, officers walk your property to identify potential crime opportunities and alert motorist via a tag on their windshield of UNLOCKED vehicles and VISIBLE valuables that could entice a thief. Please note, TPD will NOT open doors or enter vehicles. 
Tags are also placed on vehicles with no visible valuables so that criminals are not alerted to which vehicles have valuables in them.

Contact TPD's Neighborhood Affairs Liaison Maryanne Hunsberger at (813) 354-6692 or [email protected] for scheduling.
T respass Affidavit Program
The Tampa Police Department implemented the  Trespass Affidavit  Program to help business and/or property owners control access to their property during non-business hours.

When an owner has identified a recurring trespassing problem at his or her business or property, the owner or legal representative may request this service. The  Trespass Affidavit  gives any Tampa Police officer the right to act as the owner's representative in warning anyone found in violation of the affidavit to leave, and to arrest violators if they refuse.  Click here for more information or to register today!
Want to stay up-to-date on the latest transportation and pedestrian improvements happening in Westshore? View our interactive map here and subscribe to the Alliance's Traffic News here.

Police Non-Emergency 
( 813) 231-6130
Code Enforcement
( 813) 274-5545
Animal Control 
(813) 744-5660
Solid Waste
(813) 348-1112
Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay
(800) 873-TIPS
Crisis Center

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