"We want everybody to go home with a neckful of beads and not handcuffs," Police Chief Jane Castor says.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
The annual pirate invasion will happen this weekend in downtown Tampa.
Planning to head downtown to get your pirate on this weekend? Expect to see plenty of security in place. In effort to combat underage drinking and emphasize public safety during the Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Tampa officials recently unveiled a "zero tolerance" campaign. "We want everybody to go home with a neckful of beads and not handcuffs," Police Chief Jane Castor said. During a Jan. 17 press conference at the Tampa Police headquarters on Franklin Street, Castor, Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia talked of plans to use equipment from the Republican National Convention last summer to keep attendees of the parade along Bayshore Boulevard safe, and methods they implemented to make sure students …