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October is Crime Prevention Month and it’s a great time to review your personal safety initiatives that can keep you, your family, home and community safe. Sticking to the 9 p.m. Routine by removing all valuables from your car and locking it is a great step in preventing this crime of opportunity we see all too often. When doors are locked and valuables are out of sight, criminals are more likely to move on. Pay attention to what’s going on near you and report suspicious or criminal behavior to law enforcement. By providing information early, you can help prevent harm to others. To report a threat or suspicious incident, call the Pasco County Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7, or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips. If you’re in danger or witness an emergency, call 911. Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity can help prevent you and your loved ones from becoming a victim. Stay safe Pasco!

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Domestic violence is one of the most common, and often most dangerous, calls for service the Pasco Sheriff’s Office is called to investigate. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed in October as a way to show survivors they’re not alone, while also bringing light to resources available to survivors. PSO is turning our social media profile pictures purple this month to do just that. PSO reassures survivors of domestic violence that both help and resources are available. No one, not even those you love or live with, has the right to harm you physically or mentally.

This October, join PSO in raising awareness to the scourge of domestic violence and resources that are available. Learn to recognize the signs of abusive relationships and be a supportive friend or family member to a survivor. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance, reach out to the National Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233, or find other resources available on PSO’s website at PascoSheriff.com/domestic-violence/.

PSO is committed to preventing crime in our county by educating citizens on ways to reduce their chance of becoming victim and having open discussions about concerns. Animal-Assisted Therapy K9 Mango and his partner recently attended a community event to discuss this, as well as PSO’s K-9 Unit and ways citizens can get involved with PSO.

Interested in having a Pasco Sheriff’s Office member speak at an upcoming event? You can request a speaker online at PascoSheriff.com/Schedule-PSO/.
All requests must be made 90 days in advance.

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Free Food Distribution

Pasco Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Pasco Sheriff’s Charities, Farm Share, Refuge Church, the Gentlemen’s Course, Samaritan Corporation of Pasco County Inc. and the Pasco County NAACP for a free community food distribution! The next food distribution event will be at Refuge Church on Thursday, Oct. 12 and will begin at 9 a.m. It’s first come first served, so come out early!

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DEA Prescription Take Back Day

Don’t be the dealer! Clear out your old, unneeded or unused medications! Pasco Sheriff’s Office will host DEA Prescription Take Back events in two locations on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Take them back. Please note: no sharps or liquids will be accepted at this event.

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PSO has certified and civilian positions available, including full and part time opportunities! Check out current opportunities such as:

For all open career and volunteer opportunities available at PSO, visit JoinPSO.com today!

The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. For telecommunication, dial 711 then provide TTY operator with our phone number: 727-844-7791.

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