PCSO Community Grant Applications – Deadline March 31

Community Grant Applications Now Open

Every year the Sheriff’s Citizens Association funds local initiatives through its Community Grant Program. Awards of up to $1,000 will be given to programs that empower youth, support children and families, or to programs founded by young people. Funds for the award come from Citizens Association members’ annual dues and donations throughout the year. Last year the Citizens Association gave a total of $15,000 to worthy initiatives. The Sheriff’s Citizens Association is a networking group of members who are dedicated to supporting and learning more about the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). A committee votes on the winners. If your organization could use a little help in helping the community, please apply here. The application deadline is March 31, 2023.

Ride & Run with the Stars: Dec. 3

29th Annual Ride & Run with the Stars

December 3 | 8:00 am | Fort DeSoto Park

Help make a difference along with the PCSO by registering for Ride & Run With The Stars. Join us Saturday, December 3rd at 8 a.m. at Fort DeSoto Park for family fun runs and rides as well as a competitive 5K chipped race. Bid on items in a silent auction, and see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in a helicopter, along with other family-friendly events.

“Ride & Run With The Stars and the Christmas Sharing Project are simply life-changing,” said Corporal Goldberg. “Each year I witness families restore their trust and support for the sheriff’s office due to these programs. The vast amount of hard work and effort by our members really makes a huge difference in so many young lives in Pinellas County.”

If you’re unable to attend this year’s event but still want to contribute to the holiday magic here are some ways to help:

  • Become a Sponsor: To view sponsorship levels or to make an online donation visit: https://www.rideandrunwiththestars.com/event-sign-up/.
  • Make a Donation: To mail in a donation make checks payable to: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (RRWTS in the memo line), P.O. Drawer 2500, Largo, FL 33779.
  • Donate to the Silent Auction: To donate to our silent auction, contact Verliz Williams at 727-582-6238 or vwilliams@pcsonet.comPlease note: We kindly ask that any donated items be new and unwrapped. Items that appear to be used will not be accepted.
  • Sponsor a Family: For more information or to sponsor a family contact Sandra Garcia-Olivares at 727-582-6465 or sgarcia-olivares@pcsonet.com.

PCSO Ride & Run with the Stars

Last year thanks to you, Ride & Run With The Stars was able to help 217 families and 539 children. This year, we’re hoping to help even more!

Be a part of the holiday magic and register for Ride & Run With The Stars today!

Ride & Run With The Stars will be on Saturday, December 3rd at North Beach in Fort De Soto Park.

A new location means new race routes and even more fun for the whole family!

To see this year’s routes, click here.

To register visit: https://www.rideandrunwiththestars.com/event-sign-up/

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Internship Program

Job Feature: Internship Opportunities
Looking for internship opportunities for the fall semester? We are accepting applications for interns in our Patrol Operations Bureau, Department of Detention and Corrections, and our Fiscal Affairs Bureau.
Get your applications in fast! The deadline to apply is June 30th.
To find out more and to fill out an application visit: pcsoweb.com/careers
If you have any questions please contact HR at 727-582-6208 or email them at employment@pcsoweb.com.

Golf Tournament Benefitting Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Sept. 27

“Chip-in” for a good cause and “tee it up” at the 25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches.

Be a sponsor, player, or both, and enjoy a day at the prestigious East Lake Woodlands Country Club. Players will enjoy a round of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, contests, drawings, and many player amenities.

Your participation is very important in supporting the dedicated work done by the house-parents and staff at the Youth Ranches. They provide a secure and positive atmosphere for youngsters who may have been neglected or lead troubled lives.

For more information about the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, contact the Safety Harbor Youth Ranch at (727) 725-4761.

Sponsors and interested participants can register and pay online at: pcsoweb.com/charity-golf-tournament

Registration deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021

Opens at 7:30 a.m.
Team photos with Sheriff Gualtieri

8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start

The tournament format is a four-person scramble. Complete foursomes will be assigned first. Others will be assigned as openings allow.

The Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project

Ride and Run with the Stars – The Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

For 26 years, Ride & Run With The Stars has brought the community together to participate in athletic competition, a silent auction, and a special delivery of Mr. and Mrs. Claus via helicopter. We look forward to this holiday fundraiser every year, which is why the decision to cancel this year’s event was a difficult one. However, we must consider the health and safety of our community during these trying times.

Despite not having an in-person event, I hope you will continue to support Ride & Run With The Stars’ charity—the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project. Last year, we raised enough money to provide food, clothing, books, and toys to more than 384 underprivileged families and 862 deserving children whom sheriff’s office members identified through their daily interaction in the community as homeless, economically stressed, victimized, or abused. Here are a few ways you can support the Sheriff’s Christmas Sharing Project by December 1st:

  • Mail your check made payable to Ride & Run With The Stars to P.O. Box 2500, Largo, FL 33779 Attn: Sergeant Elizabeth Brady
  • Make an electronic payment at https://www.rideandrunwiththestars.com/
  • Adopt a family by contacting Sandra Garcia-Olivares, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate, at sgarcia-olivares@pcsonet.com or 727-582-6465

No matter the size, every contribution is valuable and a treasured holiday gift to the less fortunate families in our community, especially after this challenging year.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Shoot with the Stars

Shoot With The Stars is a sporting clay event hosted by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office February 23, 2019, to raise funds for the Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL).

The non-profit organization benefits at-risk juveniles and supports the youth development programs at Pinellas PAL.

Visit the website to register and read more information: www.shootwiththestars.com.