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.

Emergency Access Cards

In an effort to better serve downtown in the event of an emergency, the Tampa Downtown Partnership maintains a database of downtown properties’ key personnel initially allowed access into downtown following a disaster. This list is provided to the Tampa Police Department to assist with re-entry. Emergency Access Cards are provided to 1st and 2nd responders who will present the card and photo ID at re-entry. Re-entry is at the full discretion of emergency personnel, based on the safety and security of the downtown area.

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 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 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

 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
 Florida Division of Emergency Management  Florida Emergency Information Line 1-800-342-3557
 Department of Homeland Security  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
 NOAA/National Weather Service
 National Hurricane Center  National Weather Service