DOWNTOWN TAMPA
Downtown Security

Downtown Security Network

The Downtown Security Network (DSN) was formed in 1994 in partnership with the Tampa Police Department. The DSN has developed a close working relationship with downtown businesses and residents, and delivers important information to over 3,000 network members.

 

Hurricane Re-entry Program

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, 33609, 33611, 33616, 33619, 33629 and MacDill Air Force Base 33621). It is designed to make it easier for residents and business representatives to re-enter the area after evacuation orders have been lifted – and to prevent gawkers and potential criminals from entering the area.
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 – while keeping criminals out.

 

Crime Prevention Programs

Tampa Downtown Partnership works with the Tampa Police Department to offer Crime Prevention Programs. Contact our Tampa Police Department Liaison, Officer Gig Brown at 813-276-3585 or Gig.Brown@TampaGov.net to schedule a free one hour program on any of the following topics:

Officer Brown can also be reached via his mobile for emergencies at 813-363-1357.

 

Active Shooter Preparedness

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 Sean.Mahabir@TampaGov.net. 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.

 

Hurricane Preparedness Tools

 Local 
 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 Disaster Planning Guide
 Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management Tampa Police District One Grid Map
 State 
 Florida Division of Emergency Management Florida Emergency Information Line 1-800-342-3557
 Federal 
 Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
 NOAA/National Weather Service 
 National Hurricane Center National Weather Service
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