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AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engages more than 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps is commonly referred to as the "domestic Peace Corps."

AmeriCorps Clearwater assists the Clearwater Police Department with public safety efforts and provides excellent experience for individuals interested in a law enforcement career. AmeriCorps Clearwater members work hand-in-hand with community policing officers, school resource officers, crime prevention officers and staff of local community service agencies to help prevent/reduce crime in targeted areas. 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.


Middle & High Schools:
AmeriCorps members will patrol the school grounds of the 1 local middle school & 2 area high schools at least 3 days per week leading to 90% of school administration staff feeling that the presence and accomplishments of the AmeriCorps members contributed to a safer school environment.

Homeland Security:
AmeriCorps members will conduct safety patrols of specific critical infrastructure (“hot spots”), provide perimeter traffic and security services for emergency incidents, and assist law enforcement personnel in educating and training the public as it relates to homeland security.

Clearwater Beach Patrol/Ambassador:
AmeriCorps Members serve as downtown ambassadors, patrolling the downtown core and Clearwater Beach Walk area assisting citizens and visitors and promoting a safe environment. Members assigned to Beach Walk Program will be trained to take routine, non-hazardous police reports from citizens for incidents such as lost or found property and petty thefts.

Neighborhood & Park Patrol:
AmeriCorps members will assist police units in the execution of crime prevention, traffic control, and closing area parks that will result in saving valuable police officer time.

Special Events/Details:
AmeriCorps members will assist the department with city sponsored special events (i.e. festivals, concerts, parades, funeral processions) as requested by upper management.

Child Passenger Safety Seat Installations:
Vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for children ages 2-14 in the United States.  Using the appropriate car seat and making sure it is properly installed can help reduce the risk of injury or death to children who ride in vehicles.  AmeriCorps members provide installation services two days per week; as a result providing a direct valuable service to the Clearwater community.

Crime Analysis Unit (CAU):
The Crime Analysis Unit is responsible for collating and analyzing information relating to the occurrence of crime and quality of life concerns within the City.  AmeriCorps members’ tasks include pawn slip entry, obtaining photographs of properties and/or persons, identifying obvious hazards at properties that might contribute to repeat calls for service, and create graphs and reports in support of crime analysis.

Telephone Report Unit (TRU):
The Telephone Report Unit processes various permits and background checks, prison visitation applications, and data concerning police calls for service within the Clearwater city limits.  AmeriCorps members’ tasks include working the front desk, taking minor reports, and fingerprinting.

For additional information contact:

AmeriCorp Coordinator
Clearwater Police Department
645 Pierce Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-562-4142 office
727-224-2524 cell
727-562-4466 fax

Car Seat Installation Check Hotline (727) 562-4143

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