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Safety + Security

Public safety and crime prevention is a top priority in the Westshore District, which is why the Alliance has close working relationships with the Tampa Police Department (TPD), business representatives and private property security personnel. We have implemented a number of educational programs to help ensure Westshore is a safe place for all workers, residents and visitors. Take advantage of these programs today:

COVID-19 Public Health Information
Crime Reports
"BOLO" Emails
Crime Prevention Programs
Active Shooter Preparedness
City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program
Hurricane Preparedness & Emergency Resources
Tampa Police Department District One Grid Map

The Alliance reviews the latest crime statistics & crime trend reports published by the Tampa Police Department (TPD) and implements initiatives to combat crime.

The "Monday Message" provides you with a snapshot of upcoming police-related events along with news you can use. The "Weekly Recap" provides you with a full summary of specific crimes that took place during the week. The "HOT" (High Occurring Trend) report contains time-sensitive information that will provide you with information about recent crime and trends that you need to be aware of in your neighborhood along with tips you can use to avoid becoming a victim. These reports are emailed to those requesting them, to add your email please contact Shawn Fogarty.

To sign up for the quarterly Westshore Safety & Security E-News newsletter click here. Be sure to select Westshore Safety + Security News. Newsletter archives: Sept 2020May 2020May 2019Mar 2019Dec 2018Jun 2018Feb 2018Dec 2017Aug 2017May 2017 / Feb 2017 / Sept 2016 / Jun 2016

When the Alliance is alerted to criminal activity or a trend of crimes in the area, we email our member companies a BOLO: Be-On-the-Look-Out. When you receive this, you can transmit the news to all of your employees or tenants. The Alliance can attribute numerous success stories to conscientious members who have reported criminals in the act as a result of a BOLO email. Contact Shawn Fogarty to be added to the email distribution list.

The Alliance offers a number of free crime prevention programs. A one-hour company investment will yield better security and peace of mind!  Contact our Tampa Police Department Liaison, Detective Don Grau at 813-354-6633 or to schedule a free one hour program on any of the following topics:

Would you know what to do in an active shooter scenario? To schedule a free one-hour presentation and/or site evaluation at your location, contact Officer Sean Mahabir, Special Incident Management Unit, Tampa Police Department | Special Operations Division at (813) 480-1272 or Presentations must be pre-scheduled and are offered Tuesday-Friday, 7am-1pm with 25+ confirmed attendees. Host must be able to provide space to accommodate 25+ guests, computer with PowerPoint and large monitor or screen/projector with sound.

Additional resources:

  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security website to download active shooter preparedness brochures and materials. 
  • Utilize the RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® video to educate your employees and/or tenants about what to do if they are ever in an active shooter situation.

The City of Tampa Hurricane Re-Entry Program is for residents and businesses in the areas most likely to be evacuated during a hurricane event (within Zip Code areas: 33602, 33605, 33606, 33607, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33619, 33629 and MacDill Air Force Base 33621 shown on the map). It is designed to make it easier for residents and business representatives to re-enter the area after evacuation orders have been lifted.

During a catastrophic hurricane event, public safety officials will screen vehicles attempting to re-enter the impacted area. In an effort to avoid long lines, the vehicle Re-Entry Hang Tag will allow public safety officials to quickly identify vehicles approved to re-enter. Those vehicles will be waved through, bypassing the normal public screening required to enter the affected area. The Re-Entry Hang Tag Program will enhance safety and speed up the recovery process by getting residents and business representatives in. For more information or to request a pass, please click here


 Local  Find Your Flood Zone
 American Red Cross  Hurricane Evacuation Assessment Tool (HEAT)
 City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management  SBDC Tampa Bay Business Continuity and Disaster Preparedness
 HART - Hurricane Evacuation Routes   TBRPC All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guide
 Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management  Tampa Police District One Grid Map
 Florida Division of Emergency Management  Florida Emergency Information Line 1-800-342-3557
 CDC Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic   Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
 Department of Homeland Security  Ready Business Hurricane Toolkit
 NOAA/National Weather Service  
 National Hurricane Center  National Weather Service
 NOAA 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Video  
 Emergency Phone Numbers  
 Emergency: 911 Fallen Tree (Emergency After Hours): 813-931-2168
 Electric Power Outage (TECO): 877-588-1010 Wastewater (Sewer Back-up): 813-259-1693
 Hurricane Information Desk: 813-274-7700 Water Department Emergency Services: 813-274-7400
 Public Works (Emergency After Hours): 813-274-3101 Report Flooding: 813-274-3101