The year is 1964, when the Town of Indian Shores was known as Indian Rocks Beach - South Shore. Both the Town and its citizens recognized the need for a Police Department, as did the neighboring Town of Redington Shores. Through their combined efforts, the Shores Police Department was formed. Fast forward to today, The Indian "Shores" Police Department continues to serve the needs of the two Towns with honor and pride.
The slide show pictured above and below show the evolution of the Department since inception. We hope you enjoy and if anyone has photos from over the years they would like to share, please contact the Police Department at 727-595-5414.
Remember, you are part of our history!
Indian Shores Goes International
The Indian Shores Police Department has replaced its aging vehicle fleet with new state-of-the-art Ford Utility Police Interceptors. However, staying in touch with our history, we are keeping tabs on our old work horses. We recently received word that one of the old Indian Shores Cruisers is "guarding" the entrance to a British Military Installation. This particular cruiser is gaining more notoriety than NYPD and LAPD cars, to the point that its new owners have been asked to display it at one of the largest Ford Motor shows in the United Kingdom.
The Indian Shores Police Department is starting a new initiative this year. We wish to reach out and build a better bond with the residents of our two communities, Indian Shores and Redington Shores, and let them know we are here for them.
We plan to host classes covering a variety of public safety topics. These classes will run between 1 – 2 hours each and will be held in the Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785.
We would like to hear from Council/Commission members and residents on topics of special interest that you would like to see covered. See us in person or contact Detective Cari Bittrich at (727) 595-5414 with your ideas.