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Town of Indian Shores
19305 Gulf Boulevard
Indian Shores, FL 33785
Fax: 727.596.0050
Town Hall Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm

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Police Department
Telephone: 727.595.5414
Fax: 727.595.4785
Major Terry Hughes
Chief Terry Hughes

Chief Hughes and his wife Pam, who works for the P.C.S.O. Communications Section, have seven children, five grandchildren and are expecting their sixth grandchild in February 2010.

Chief Hughes was the Chief of Police with a Police Department in Ohio before moving to Florida in 1990. He has been with the Indian Shores Police Department nearly twenty years and has worked his way up the ranks from Detective, Lieutenant, Captain to his current rank of Major. Major Hughes is the head of the Patrol and Detective Units and also does the department's Internal Affairs investigations.

Terry was awarded a Silver Star for Bravery by the Police Hall of Fame in 1994 for his bravery in an armed combat confrontation with an armed robber. As Captain Hughes puts it, "the bad guy shot and missed, I shot back and didn't." Major Hughes is also one of the department's Marine Officers and has been recognized for his life saving efforts when he saved a family of six from their burning vessel on Memoral Day in 2007.

Although he has no intentions of retiring any time soon, Terry has said he hopes to retire one day, spoil his grandchildren and write his memoirs.
Captain Jeff Rawson
Captain Jeff Rawson

Captain Jeff Rawson is the second in command within the police department and functions as the Deputy Chief. As such, he oversees the day-to-day functions of the department to include Patrol Operations, Investigative Operations, Training, Fleet Managemenet, Personnel, Special Operations and Grants Acquisition. In addition, Captain Rawson is responsible for the oversight of the Internal Affairs and Professional Standards components within the agency. he also manages the Part-Time and Reserve Officer Programs within the department, and is responsible for recruitment and pre-employment screening of all police department applicants.

Captain Rawson served in the military (U.S. Air Force) and has been an active law enforcement officer for over thirty years. He retired from the Clearwater (FL) Police Department in 2006 and throughout his police career has enjoyed assignments in patrol, K-9, Vice & Narcotics, Marine Enforcement, Community Policing and Criminal Investigations (Detective). He has been with the Indian Shores Police Department since January, 2009 and has held assignments in Uniformed Patrol, Criminal Investigations and the Marine Unit, and was most recently a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division.

Captain Rawson is a lifelong resident of Pinellas County and is married to Melanie. Together they have four grown children. In his spare time, Captain Rawson is a cattle rancher and likes to hunt and fish and enjoy the great outdoors when not working.
Marine Unit
Marine Unit
Patrol Unit
Patrol Unit
Beach Patrol Unit
Beach Patrol
Fran Meegan
Fran Meegan
Bill Blaine
Bill Blaine
Bob Pierce
Bob Pierce
Police Activity Log & Parking Information
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Safety Tips & Important Information
Requesting a Vehicle Impound Release
Tow Truck
Vehicle Impound Releases are processed Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm unless a previous appointment time has been scheduled.

All vehicles are subject to be released the following day during business hours as long as a "hold" has not been placed on the vehicle. (A "hold" can be placed if the vehicle is needed for further investigation or pending charges.

Vehicles will only be released to the registered owner. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Bring the following items with you to the Indian Shores Police Department:
  • Two Forms of Identification (state issued photo id, passport or social security card)
  • One Form of Proof of Ownership (Title or Registration)
  • Proof of Active Insurance on the Vehicle

Requesting Copies of a Police Report

Requests for copies of a police report must be made Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Requests may be made over the phone or in person. Please allow 24 hours for your request to be processed.

All Police Reports that are eligible for release are subject to a cost of .15 per page. If you are requesting audio, video or electronic records, you may be required to provide a media device on which to download the records.

Once the reporting officer's report has been submitted and approved, a copy of a police report can be obtained provided there is no active criminal investigation. All juvenile and confidential reports that are able to be released will be redacted.

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