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The Kenneth City Police Department is a law enforcement agency serving the Town of Kenneth City, Florida.
Operating as usual
Our flag will be at half staff outside the PD tomorrow as we remember and honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11, 2001.
General Announcement: Pinellas County’s bi-annual water system maintenance program will start on Sunday, September 26th and last through October 16, 2021. The water treatment method will change temporarily from chloramine to chlorine disinfection. The County states that dialysis patients should not be affected. For hobbyists with fish tanks, etc, you should not be affected if you have a system in place to remove chloramine.
If you have any questions about this program, please call County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities
September is National Month. As you read this, put some time aside today to prepare for an emergency (such as a hurricane) when you have the time and are not under pressure.
A good place to start is with your severe weather or hurricane plan. Florida Division of Emergency Management is a great page to visit because it focuses on our own state's emergency response. Decide where you will ride out the storm and get your supplies. You don’t want to be standing in long lines when a Hurricane Watch is issued! Here's a tip you might want to use when creating your family's Plan: Pick an out-of-town person for everyone to contact.
Another great tip is to sign up for the County's local emergency communication services, Alert Pinellas: https://pinellascounty.org/alertpinellas/default.htm If you sign up, you will receive emergency notifications via phone, email or text message. Also visit the County's Ready Pinellas web page and look for the Readiness Checklists. You'll see what preparations should be taken as a storm approaches, and how to for your family and pets, and for those under your care who might have special needs: https://pinellascounty.org/emergency/default.htm#ready
Download the 2021-22 Hurricane Guide from Pinellas County here:https://pinellascounty.org/emergency/PDF/All_Hazard_Guide.pdf Paper copies in English and Spanish are available for free in the PD's Lobby. Let's work together to be prepared and stay safe, Kenneth City!
Our Crossing Guard position has been re-instated for the next fiscal year and we are hiring for a seasonal part time crossing guard to begin next month for the Post located on 54th Ave N and 62nd St N. Training and uniform provided. This is a great position for someone who loves interacting with children and is committed to bicycle and pedestrian safety.
Click this link for a downloadable Town of Kenneth City job application (scroll to bottom of page): https://www.kennethcityfl.org/employment-volunteering/pages/employment See graphic attached to this post for job description.
You may drop off completed applications at the Police Department and/or request a paper application at the PD Front Lobby. Please email inquiries to [email protected]. Pass it on and thanks for your interest!
On we celebrate the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity & well-being of our country. On behalf of Chief Vazquez, the Kenneth City Police Department thanks all who are working over this holiday weekend to ensure the safety and well-being of others.
Please be especially vigilant while on the road through Monday: not only will we be experiencing high traffic volume due to Labor Day transit, but public schools will be closed: please watch for children at all times of day riding bikes, heading to the Park, and playing with their friends and pets.
The men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department are continuing their partnership with the NHTSA and the Florida Law Enforcement Liaison Program to stop impaired drivers and help save lives during the Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement wave, ongoing now through September 6th, 2021.
Never drive impaired, Stay Alert, do not text and drive, and let's work together to have a safe and happy storm-free week Labor Day Weekend, Kenneth City! Alert Today Florida MADD West Central Florida
Readers: The Humane Society of Pinellas is running low on dog and cat food. If you have any you would like to donate, now is the time, see below.
If you are in a position to do so, you may also donate funds directly, see below or visit their website for a donation link.
Don't forget, if you need assistance feeding your current pet or know someone who does, the Humane Society runs a Pet Food Pantry. Current hours are Wednesday 11-2 and Thursday 11-5. Details here: https://www.humanesocietyofpinellas.org/pet-food/
Can You Help? Our Pet Food Pantry is running dangerously low on dog & cat food. If you can donate food to help pets in need, please drop your donations at the 3rd POD in our parking lot, M-S 11am-5pm. You can also donate directly from our AmazonSmile Wish List: http://ow.ly/of1p50G1OfV
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event taking place today, August 31st.
The most important thing to know is that overdose is preventable. Take a first step today, and help save a life: did you know that you do not need a prescription to carry Naloxone (NARCAN)? Get the facts about opioids and click here to get involved: https://isavefl.com/find-naloxone.shtml
If you or a loved one are looking for recovery support and/or treatment, please call LiveFree at 1-888-727-6398 or click here: https://www.hopeforhealingfl.com/
If you would like to become involved and raise awareness, please visit https://momsagainstdrugs.com/light-our-country-purple Moms Against Drugs acknowledges the grief felt by families who have lost love ones and they work every day to prevent overdoses.
Remember: your actions can save a life! Let’s work together, Kenneth City and help . Cindy Hite
Celebrating International Overdose Day - TODAY. Overdose death is preventable. Click here for tips on ways you can help someone who may be experiencing an overdose. Recognizing and responding to an OPIOID overdose fact sheet: https://buff.ly/3k6YAml
If you or a loved one are looking for recovery support and/or treatment, please call us at 1-888-727-6398
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event taking place tomorrow, on August 31st. The most important thing to know is that overdose is preventable. Take a first step today, and help save a life: did you know that you do not need a prescription to carry Naloxone (NARCAN)? Get the facts about opioids and click here to get involved: https://isavefl.com/find-naloxone.shtml
If you or a loved one are looking for recovery support and/or treatment, please call LiveFree at 1-888-727-6398. Your actions may save a life!
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to our neighbors and colleagues at St. Petersburg Police Department who have lost Officer Michael Weiskopf due to complications related to COVID-19. Please see statement from Chief Holloway, below, which has information on how to offer condolences to his family, as well as details on funeral arrangements.
Police Procession at 1:45 p.m.
It is with a heavy hearts that we share with you the news that St. Petersburg Police Officer Michael Weiskopf passed away this morning, August 27, 2021, from complications related to COVID-19.
Officer Weiskopf began his career with the Department in 2003 and was assigned to the Traffic Section Crash Investigation Unit. He was 52 years old and leaves behind a grieving wife and extended family.
Today at 1:45 p.m., a police procession will es**rt Officer Weiskopf's body from Bayfront Health to Gross Funeral home. The procession route will be 8th Street South, north to 1st Avenue North, proceeding west in front of the Police Department, south on 58th Street to Central Avenue, and proceeding west to Gross Funeral home.
Members of the Police Dept. will line 1st Avenue North in front of Police Headquarters, 1301 1st Avenue North, and the flag will be lowered as the procession passes.
Funeral services information will be provided once they are finalized.
Anyone wishing to make donations to the family of Officer Michael Weiskopf can send them through SunCoast Law Enforcement Charities (SCLEC) at:
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event taking place next week on August 31st. Take the first step today, and if you are a parent or caregiver, talk to your about the dangers of . The talk you have may save a life.
Celebrating International Overdose Day - August 31, 2021. Overdose death is preventable. Click here for tips on ways you can help someone who may be experiencing an overdose from NEW PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES. https://buff.ly/3zcoz2h
If you or a loved one are looking for recovery support and/or treatment, please call us at 1-888-727-6398
Our flag is flying at half staff outside the PD today and will remain so until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021 to honor victims of the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan as per presidential directive.
Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and to all suffering from this senseless tragedy.
September 11th at 3:30--Save the date for a family-friendly day out and click link below for more info on the 18th Annual Charity Softball Challenge -- proceeds go to PCSO Deputy Michael Magli's family. You can also buy tickets on game day at Baycare Ballpark in Clearwater.
Please mark your calendars for this awesome day of family fun and FIERCE softball competition.
No, we will not pick sides. 😎⚾️ All funds raised will go to the Magli family. Tickets for sale now!
Here are a few photos from our Coffee with a Cop event held yesterday at St. Pete Bagel Co.
Chief Vazquez would like to thank everyone who came out and to thank St Pete Bagel for welcoming us to their Kenneth City location. It was great catching up and getting to know our neighbors and residents!
Right now the PD is investigating several car burglaries to unlocked cars. Note: All of the cars burglarized were left unlocked. This type of burglary is a crime of opportunity. Let’s do everything we can to prevent this type of behavior and let would-be burglars know that Kenneth City is the wrong target. Please follow these simple but effective measures:
When you park your car, make sure your windows are rolled up, lock your car, and take your keys, no matter where you are – store, home, or business!
If you see something, say something: keep an eye out for unfamiliar vehicles or suspicious activity. Call our dispatch line 24 hours/day to report it: 727-582-6200
Let your neighbors know if you are going away on vacation and request a Residential House Watch here at the PD. This is a free service we are happy to provide for all residents.
Do not leave the garage door open when you’re not at home. Open garage doors as well as garage door openers and keys left in vehicles in the driveway can increase the risk of home burglaries.
Never hide a spare set of keys anywhere inside your vehicle and make sure you have removed the “Valet” key, which is often stored in the glove box with the instruction manual or in the car’s tool kit in the trunk.
Locking your vehicle and keeping valuables out of sight deters criminal activity and it only takes a minute! Lock your doors and let’s work together to keep Kenneth City safe.
Thank you to Luisa, who came by the PD with a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses to thank Ofc Cruz for her service: Luisa's tire went flat to the rim in the roasting heat and Ofc Cruz saw her and stopped to help, enlisting the aid of our local American Foreign Car garage when the donut in her trunk did not fit. We love our community and our local businesses! Thank you, Luisa; you made Ofc Cruz' day with these lovely flowers.
Our Flag has been flying at half-staff outside the police department to honor United States Capitol Police Officers as a sign of respect for their service and sacrifice following the attack on the Capitol on Friday, April 2. As directed by Presidential Proclamation, our flag shall remain at half-staff until sunset April 6, 2021.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the many families, friends, and co-workers who have been affected by this senseless act of violence.
As this beautiful day unfolds, the men and women of the Kenneth City Police Department wish you a safe and Happy Easter. In the true spirit of this holiday, we have been uplifted as we continue to witness so many of you making sacrifices for the greater good. Throughout this challenging time, we have been thankful to serve the community and to be part of its joys and successes. So many have shared, helped, given and received in all different ways, great and small. We are honored to be part of daily life here and to be your police department.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful day with family and friends!
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