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Temple Terrace Police Department

Founded on March 8, 1928, the Temple Terrace Police Department serves and protects the citizens of the city of Temple Terrace, throughout the primarily suburban 7-square-mile area just northeast of Tampa. The Temple Terrace Police Department is Hillsborough County’s smallest municipal police department.

Today, the agency has grown to 30 civilians in support positions and approximately 50 law enforcement officers. Under the direction of the current Chief of Police, Kenneth R. Albano, the City of Temple Terrace uses several detectives who report to a detective corporal and sergeant.

Temple Terrace’s police department has a 12-member SWAT team and an Armed Response Vehicle.

Traffic safety is managed by the Patrol Division of the Temple Terrace Police Department. Patrol officers provide a variety of services ranging from traffic and DUI enforcement to non-emergency calls for service. The department also has two K-9 teams available to officers and detectives as needed. K-9 teams participate in narcotics investigations and tracking down fleeing suspects.

The Temple Terrace Police Department has a full-time marine patrol services for the Hillsborough River. Through an agreement with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine Unit is responsible for marine, fish, and wildlife law enforcement along the Hillsborough River from the 40th Street bridge in Tampa, all the way north to Nature’s Classroom in Hillsborough County.

To keep citizens informed, the agency publishes a weekly Crime Watch Newsletter and Reported Property Crime Map.

Attorney for an Arrest by the Temple Terrace Police Department

If you were arrested for a criminal offense by an officer with the Temple Terrace Police Department, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

For more than ten years, our main office was been at the same location in downtown Tampa, FL, at 1005 N. Marion St., Tampa, FL. Our four attorneys fight serious criminal charges throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

Our four attorneys are also familiar with the tactics used by the patrol officers focused on DUI enforcement at the Temple Terrace Police Department. For all types of felony and misdemeanor investigations, our attorneys understand the standard operating policies and procedures of the Temple Terrace Police Department.

If the officer made a mistake, we know how to use that mistake to your advantage and spot issues that others might miss.

Call 813-250-0500.

Facts about the Temple Terrace Police Department

The Temple Terrace Police Department was assessed by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020. The three-day examination looked at several parts of the department’s policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services.

As part of special COVID-19 precautions, the assessment was conducted remotely in order to adapt to current operational needs during the health crisis. As part of the three-day assessment on site, the general public, police department staff, and other city employees are able to offer comments to the assessment team about the Police Department’s ability to meet the standards of accreditation, in compliance with the rules in CFA 5th Edition Standards Manual.


Additional Resources

City of Temple Terrace Police Department – Visit the website of the City of Temple Terrace to find information on the police department. Kenneth R. Albano is the current Chief of Police. The Temple Terrace Police Department leadership works closely with the City Manager Charles Stephenson.

City of Temple Terrace Police Department
11250 N 56th St
Temple Terrace, Florida
(813) 989-7110
Website: http://www.templeterrace.com/171/Police-Department

This article was last updated on Thursday, July 23, 2020.