NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER & HELP DESK 727-547-4592
POLICE 727-547-4595 or 911
Tim Casey, Police Chief
The Treasure Island Police Department was established in 1955. Service to this community is not just our goal, but our sole purpose to exist. Today, our attention, our focus, and our operating policies and procedures are the product of over 50 years experience in providing law enforcement services to those who call Treasure Island home. As our community has evolved, we have changed to meet those needs. We are proud that we have maintained staff and equipment levels always commensurate to our community’s need. We are progressive, yet realistic.
TREASURE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS
PHONY PHONE CALLS
People are using spoof caller ID functions (which is commonly available with cell phone apps to get whatever number they want displayed to show when making calls) and ask for information or payments. Several variations of this; one is to claim they are with some economic crime section of a law enforcement agency and want SSN and personal information or they will go to jail, another is to say they are with a utility company (mainly Duke Energy) and say the account is past due and they need to supply credit card info or the power will be turned off in 10 minutes. In the past few days, several Treasure Island businesses have been called with this scam claiming to be from Duke Energy.
So a reminder to call to verify anything to a known number, NOT the one the caller gives or what shows up on your phone. We have searched several of these complaints and the calls originate from Jamaica which makes it impossible to stop or prosecute.