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Florida Department Enlisting YouTube to Showcase Chief Applicants

May 5, 2014
The city of St. Petersburg has turned to YouTube as a platform for police chief applicants to showcase their aptitude.

Teen Fla. Cop Killer Argues for Leniency

September 24, 2013
Convicted cop killer Nicholas Lindsey returned to a Pinellas County courtroom Monday as his attorneys argue that he should not spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.

Attempted Rescue of Downed Officers

May 15, 2013

Sgt. Karl Lounge and Officer Doug Weaver of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD were among five agency officers who were instrumental in the attempted rescue of three officers ambushed inside of a house. They were named officers of the month for October 2011. Read the full story here.

15 Officers Awarded Medal of Valor

February 21, 2013
Fifteen law enforcement officers were awarded the Medal of Valor for their heroic acts during a Wednesday ceremony at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder handed out the honor.

UC Fla. Cop Shoots, Kills 7-Eleven Robbery Suspect

November 7, 2012
St. Petersburg police are trying to determine if a 7-Eleven robbery that resulted in a suspect being fatally shot by an officer is related to a recent robbery at another 7-Eleven.

First Public Safety Network Tested at RNC

September 18, 2012
Police in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., used a first-of-its-kind LTE cellular network dedicated to law enforcement as part of security operations for the Republican National Convention in August.

St. Petersburg Unveils Armored Rescue Vehicle

August 2, 2012
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department publicly unveiled its new Lenco BearCat armored rescue vehicle for high-risk encounters involving the SWAT team.

Video: Judge Allows Teen Cop Killer's Confession In Trial

December 2, 2011
A judge ruled this afternoon that a videotaped confession from the accused teenage killer of a St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police officer can be used in his murder trial.

Teen Confesses To Killing Fla. Cop

December 2, 2011

St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police have released interrogation-room video of Nicholas Lindsey, 16, where he confesses to killing Officer David Crawford.

Officers Rescue Wounded Comrades Trapped In House with Armed Fugitive

October 1, 2011

Five officers from the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department were instrumental in the attempted rescue of three officers ambushed inside of a house.

St. Pete Cop Fatally Shoots Man who Struggled Over Gun

September 26, 2011
St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD's Officer Ruben DeJesus fatally shot a man during a struggle after the officer's pat-down search revealed the revolver. Officer DeJesus, a 25-year veteran, was investigating a suspicious vehicle with two fellow cops.

A Cop's Dilemma: Speak No Evil

July 15, 2011
No agency wants its personnel speaking ill of the city that funds its department. But to say that all areas of a city are equally safe is patently absurd. That being the case, if an officer knows that a citizen runs the risk of becoming victimized in some capacity, should he articulate the fact?

Florida Man Who Rammed Cruiser Possessed Multitude of Drugs

July 7, 2011
Police discovered marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy in the vehicle of the 26-year-old man who rammed a St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police cruiser on Wednesday.

Trial Date Set for Teen Accused of Murdering St. Pete Cop

June 7, 2011
A trial date has been set for the teenager accused of killing a St. Petersburg police officer. Nicholas Lindsey will go on trial December 12 in the shooting death of Officer David Crawford.

Five Underused Phrases in Law Enforcement..and Some Other Things to Think About

April 12, 2011
In recent days I've been thinking about the language that we use in law enforcement, not just the words we say daily, but also the words we seldom get to say. Here's a look at some words and phrases that all cops would like to be able to say more often or should say more often to make their jobs easier.

St. Petersburg After-Action Report (2 of 2)

March 11, 2011
The suspect moved the K-9 officer's deceased body 10 to 15 feet to the attic opening and placed the officer's boot in view of fellow officers. He also intentionally set a trap to lure police into his line of fire.

St. Petersburg After-Action Report (1 of 2)

March 10, 2011
There were three rapid gun shots, and the Marshal saw the K-9 officer roll off the suspect. The Marshal transitioned to his firearm and was shot twice (lower front vest and groin) and fell back through the attic opening onto the detective and onto the floor. The suspect began to fire rounds from the attic through the ceiling at officers.

Fired Former St. Pete Chief Skipped Officer Funerals, Attended Cop Killer's

March 5, 2011
Goliath Davis, a former St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police chief and city administrator, said he was dismissed from his position because he skipped three memorial services for slain officers and attended the funeral of cop killer Hydra Lacy.

Florida Officer Was 'Crusty Veteran' With Heart of Gold

March 1, 2011
Thousands of officers, dignitaries and others attended the memorial service for slain St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Officer David Crawford on Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

Why High-Risk Encounters Require SWAT

February 25, 2011
The murders of Florida officers with the Miami-Dade Police Department and St. Petersburg Police Department rocked their communities, as well as all of law enforcement. In both instances, officers entered buildings to search for suspects without calling for backup from tactical units.
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