Tallahassee Police Department

Tallahassee Police Chief Mike DeLeo submitted a letter of resignation to the city. It's effective July 5th.

The City of Tallassee will soon have a job opening for a new police chief. Mike DeLeo has submitted a letter of resignation effective July 5th. 

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The Tallahassee city commission has decided to scrap two plans: one to develop more parking in Midtown, and another that called for the building of a new headquarters for the Tallahassee Police Department on the Southside.


Leon County’s per-capita crime rate for 2015 is the highest in the state once again. The issue is playing into the local election cycle as law enforcement and candidates grapple with how to address it.


When it comes to crime in Tallahassee, TPD Chief Mike DeLeo says his agency watches indicators such as sexual assault and aggravated assaults to measure, as he puts it, “what’s going on in the streets”.


The Tallahassee Police Department is disciplining two officers for tasing an elderly woman in a September 2014 incident on Dunn Street.

The Tallahassee Police Department and city of Tallahassee had just settled a use-of-force lawsuit with a woman who was beaten in a DUI arrest, when a video surfaced of TPD officers stunning another woman—seemingly, or no reason:

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Tallahassee Police are warning residents to be wary of suspicious text messages asking for personal information.  Police say some citizens have reported receiving text messages purportedly coming from Bank of America. The message tells the recipient the bank has detected possible fraud related to their account and gives them a number to call beginning with the area code 406. The number rings to an automated service that asks callers to give personal information including their debit card numbers.

The Tallahassee Fallen Firefighters Memorial was vandalized this Veteran’s Day weekend. The statue was toppled and shattered into pieces.

Firefighters from a nearby station found the 200 pound statue at around 3 in the afternoon on Monday. The group was returning to their station after an emergency call and noticed the statue in pieces strewn across the ground. Tallahassee Fire Department spokesman Mike Bellamy said the memorial held a special meaning.