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AmeriCorps Clearwater is a part of the AmeriCorps family of national service programs often described as the “Domestic Peace Corps”. Federally funded through the Corporation for National & Community Service and administered by Volunteer Florida, the program begins its 20th year of operation in 2015. AmeriCorps Clearwater aims to improve the lives of citizens by providing child safety education, engaging in community service and assisting the Clearwater Police Department to increase response to the needs of the community.

The majority of our AmeriCorps members are college students studying Criminal Justice/Criminology at either St. Petersburg College or the University of South Florida. AmeriCorps Clearwater gives these students a hands on, real life experience working directly with officers and law enforcement staff. Members are encouraged to participate in officer ride alongs, shadowing opportunities and various speakers and field trips are utilized to give them a well rounded experience. Although specifically appealing to these students, AmeriCorps is a great experience for anyone interested in serving their community and is not limited to those pursuing a career in law enforcement.

AmeriCorps Clearwater is also a member of the Florida Suncoast SafeKids Coalition through All Children's Hospital. Members participate in bicycle and pedestrian safety education and select individuals are certified in Child Passenger Safety. AmeriCorps runs a fitting station at the Main Station to assist parents with car seat questions, education, and installation assistance.

For additional information, contact:
Don Robinson
AmeriCorps Coordinator
Clearwater Police Department
645 Pierce Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-562-4142 Office
727-224-2524 Cell
727-562-4466 FAX
727-562-4143 Car Seat Installation Check Hotline

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