to Clearwater Police Online, the Internet outreach of the Clearwater,
Florida Police Department. While this site will be an ongoing development
project for some time, it is our intent is to make it interactive and
informative. Whether you live or work in Clearwater or are one of our
visitors, this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about
the operations of your police department as well as the talented men and
women who make up the organization.
Since being hired as a Patrol Officer in 1985, making technology work
for law enforcement has been one of the deapartment's primary goals, probably
second only to advancing the concept of community policing. In fact,
over the years we have been quite successful in integrating community
policing and technology to make our officers and the citizens of Clearwater
safer and better informed. The advent of the Internet has given us opportunities
to be more effective in communicating with our citizens and employees.
Our success cannot be credited to technology and special programs; our
success is due to the hard working and talented men and women that make
up the Clearwater Police Department. From the uniformed patrol officer
to the undercover vice detective; from robbery/homicide investigators
to school resource officers; from police service technicians to dispatchers
and all of our civilian support personnel, they can all take a piece of
the credit for our progress. We demand a lot of our employees and I am
proud of the quality of work that they consistently deliver. As in any
organization, we encounter problems and controversy from time to time;
however, it is my goal as police chief to be responsive to those issues
and learn from them.
I hope you take the time to browse our site;
if you find an area you have questions about or have suggestions
on how we can better serve you, your neighborhood, or your business,
please let us know.
/s/ Anthony Holloway
Chief of Police