Robert writes...

"Temple Terrace Police Department expands crime prevention efforts through social media."


On February 18, 2013, the Temple Terrace Police Department will begin using social media to support local Crime Watch programs and further enhance the department’s crime prevention efforts. Starting next week, important information related to community events, public safety and local crime will be available on the department’s Facebook page at


Facebook’s wide-spread popularity provides an affective platform for sharing information in a timely manner. Many law enforcement agencies across the nation have turned to Facebook to increase public awareness of local events and crime patterns. Social media is a convenient and unobtrusive way for the police department to share information of public interest in real time and receive feedback from the community.


Police-community partnerships are the backbone of crime prevention in any community. The department’s new Facebook page will help foster interactive information sharing and provide for a larger network of partnerships in support of crime prevention and public safety throughout Temple Terrace.


For more information on the department’s new Facebook page, Neighborhood Crime Watch, or any department program, please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (813) 506-6529