Public Safety


Goal 5: To be a safe, resilient, and inclusive community.

Status: On Track


The City’s continued commitment to addressing crime in our community through a collaborative, community-focused approach is working. Over the last year, community-centered events such as Operation Safe Neighborhoods, Splash & Jam, Water Warz and the Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative have helped TPD’s officers build stronger bonds with thousands of residents. From working directly with neighborhoods to address concerns to providing a pathway for disconnected youth to connect with educational and career opportunities, the City is working holistically to address public safety and the systemic issues that contribute to it.

1. Number of neighborhoods participating in neighborhood watch programs. Target: 45


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1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

2. Number of community-oriented policing activities held annually. Target: 35


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2. The data reflect community-oriented policing activities by the Community Relations Unit (CRU) and other units. Some events include neighborhood meetings, coffee with a cop, and national night out. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

3. Number of Community Liaison Officers deployed. Target: 15

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3. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: August 2022.

Initiative 1. Increase public and private partnerships for citizen maintained and installed camera technology.

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Initiative 1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

Initiative 2. Increase the number of neighborhoods participating in the Neighborhood Public Safety Initiative.

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Initiative 2. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.


1. Rate of annual success for all TEMPO participants. Target: 10% or less recidivism rate

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1. Housing & Community Resilience. Last updated: July 2022.

2. Reduce vehicle burglaries through crime prevention and community partnerships to reduce the number of stolen firearms. Target: 15%


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2. From FY2021 to FY2022 there was a 22.71% reduction. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

3. Reduce violent crimes by partnering with community leaders and other law enforcement agencies. Target: 10%


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3. Tallahassee Police Department. FY2023 reflects the period from October 2022 through September 2023. *FY23 violent crime numbers are preliminary numbers and are undergoing further validation. Previous years' data have been updated as part of the validation process, ensuring the records are complete and correct. Last updated: December 2023


*In January 2022, TPD made the transition from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program's Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS is a more inclusive reporting system due to incidents involving multiple offenses being counted individually in NIBRS, whereas incidents would have been counted as one in the SRS. The validation process of NIBRS provides a way to transparently explain changes in crime rates, emphasizing the enhanced accuracy and depth of the new reporting system.

Initiative 1. Enhance specialized knowledge needed to address cybercrime.

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Initiative 1: Tallahassee Police Department. Last Updated: December 2023.

1. Number of training hours per police officer annually. Target: 30


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1. FY18 and FY19 reflect changes in in-service training structure. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023

2. Number of emergency preparedness training hours conducted, including training and exercises. Target:600


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2. Trainings were paused during the COVID-19 Pandemic and resumed in May 2021. Data displayed cumulatively. Tallahassee Fire Department. Last updated: October 2023

Initiative 1. Increase annual community-oriented policing, sensitivity, fair and impartial policing, and de-escalation training for TPD officers.

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Initiative 1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

1. Percent of the City covered by ALS certified fire stations. Target: 100%


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1. Tallahassee Fire Department. Last updated: October 2023.

Initiative 1. Implementation of license plate reader (LPR) technology at strategic locations in the city to enhance traffic and public safety.

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Initiative 1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

Initiative 2. Enhance City capabilities to proactively detect criminal activity.

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Initiative 2. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

1. Number of attendees at disaster preparedness events. Target: 1,250


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1.Data displayed cumulatively. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

2. Number of neighborhoods with PREP plans in-place. Target: 5


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2. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023

3. Number of active shooter training seminars annually. Target: 25


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3. Seminars were suspended from April 2020 to April 2021 due to COVID-19. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

4. Facilitate annual table-top preparedness exercise for all response agencies.

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4. Tallahassee Fire Department. Last updated: August 2022.

Initiative 1. Identify faith centers that will serve as potential recovery staging sites for distribution of water, meals, and emergency goods.

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Initiative 1. Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs. Last updated: December 2023.

Initiative 2. Facilitate annual large-scale community preparedness scenario, integrating all response and medical agencies.

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Initiative 2. Tallahassee Fire Department. Last updated: August 2022.

1. Complete construction and begin operations at the new Public Safety Campus by 2024.

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1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2023.

Initiative 1. Increase economic multiplier of police headquarters on the community and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Initiative 1. Tallahassee Police Department. Last updated: December 2022.