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hcso calls for service list

service calls that may or may not be jumper related.
updated: 09.12.19
   we are curious as to how the Hillsborough County Sheriff's department responds to jumpers and yet the reports fail to make the day's calls for service report like they should. selective reporting? how long has this been going on? what else do they not report? why go through the time and expense to have this log, if it's incomplete, censored, and basically falsified by omission? is this legal or just business as usual? this looks like a news story in and of itself. hello? your thoughts?

03.11.11, anon, facebook, I agree about HCSO calls for service. I know for a fact they do not add most of their calls. (care to expound on this fact?)

03.16.11, jeneria, milwaukee, wi., I think the lack of logs regarding jumpers has to do with our general lack of understanding and humanity toward suicides. The same callousness can be seen in overdoses where the death isn't investigated and is treated as a throwaway because it's just an overdose. Suicides seem to be treated the same way. "The jumper was weak, so why waste time logging it? There's no mystery, no crime, just a jumper." (we believe the reason could be the politically correct practice of not mentioning suicides at all, even officially. if you read the past years' jumper details, you would see many log reports about various incidents on the bridge. how can there suddenly be zero incidents? was there an edict from on high?)

09.04.19, anon, I hope to provide a little bit of clarity as to what I see in the Call Logs. Also I might not provide any helpful info in which case I apologize in advance. But please know I respect what you do, being a fellow sufferer of mental illness.
   Assist other agency - is literally a catch all ANYTIME they stop out with another agency.
   Disabled vehicle - have a chat/see if there okay on a traffic stop. However as both of us have noticed they also use this for mutual aide responses on suicide calls for the other side of the bridge making it hard to differentiate if one has come out *unless* the fire boat shows up on the corresponding jurisdictional response. I think the fire boat on the medical side (what I do now fire/medical dispatch) is probably one of your keys. If the fire boat doesn't get dropped, they don't have confirmation of a jumper. Because honestly that is a key response on all of the suicide calls, from pouring over the response plans on your website that are posted. Also in our jurisdiction (different I know) we only send boats or divers for confirmed persons in the water. That seems to be a Florida wide thing, with slight differences in the protocols here and there.
   Suspicious Vehicles/Persons - Since it's illegal to stop, anyone, disabled, accident, illness, suicidal, would initially be coded as this. Vehicle would mean its empty, but person could be with or without vehicle. But if they then jumped or were suspected or reported to have jumped, the call would have to be upgraded to send additional units. All suicide threats/attempts must be taken seriously until proven otherwise. If no corresponding upgrade came, especially requesting FD, then it would be *reasonably safe* to conclude it didn't involve a jumper.
   Endangered missing person - Usually a missing person that would have perhaps threatened suicide from the area and mentioned the skyway or it was in the area/zone of the skyway
   Special detail - Usually used for construction or perhaps if the local agency was covering for FHP on the detail to prevent jumpers
   Vehicle Stop = Traffic stop
   Information - Any and all messages that comes across in anyway pertaining too or mentioning the bridge
   I think the huge key to determining suspected/confirmed jumper calls is to look at the medical responses, as they have a standard response plan for jumper which should include the fire boat for the Water Rescue response, which it appears only Pinellas County has the Fireboat...(unfortunately Pulsepoint doesn't operate in that area yet or you could get notified every time a water Rescue in Pinellas went out) to Rescue/recover and I don't think fire Rescue argues over jurisdiction as much and it appears FB11 is on all of the confirmed jumpers I have found. However a couple of the saves, FB11 was not dropped. So I know it won't always be helpful in the saves but it might narrow your search down.
   If Pulsepoint ever comes out for Pinellas County, you could get notified anytime a Water Rescue went out making your stats almost 100% accurate as they put the aprox location and the bridge is a well known address for those of us who follow these things.
   Hopefully some of this information was helpful and feel free to email me back with questions! Thanks for what you do!
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01.07.10, hillsborough county sheriff's patrol district skyway grids. hcso.tampa.fl.us/PatrolZoneAtlas.pdf or here

the bulk of skyway suicide activity is within grid 3839,
which includes the shipping channel and bridge structure above it.
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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office "calls for service" in regard to the skyway bridge.
while offhand they appear non-jumper related, but who really knows?
12.21.05, Carolyn C., Washington, DC., I see below that you have wondered about the information calls as well. Check out the start/stop times. What information call lasts 6 to 8 hours? The attempts took less time. Happy Holidays (your logic seems a worthy ponder. perhaps these calls involving lengthy time spent, do hold jumper prospects after all.)
date a vague reference to some 'skyway bg, 3839' incident. start/end time

08/23/19, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 2227, 2307
08/12/19, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2138, 2357
08/08/19, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 1254, 1315
06/03/19, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT, 3839, 2352, 0056
05/29/19, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1248, 1352
05/21/19, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 1614, 1627
05/09/19, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2020, 2109
04/24/19, VEHICLE STOP, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2138, 2201
04/19/19, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2239, 2252
04/13/19, CONTACT MESSAGE-NO CONTACT MADE, SKYWAY BG, 1944, 2045
03/21/19, MENTALLY ILL PERSON/VIOLENT, 3839, SKYWAY BG, 1427, 1433
02/10/19, INFORMATION, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0811, 1525
02/09/19, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 0124, 0227
01/26/19, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1917, 2040
12/30/18, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2248, 2345
11/20/18, INFORMATION, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1315, 1504
11/19/18, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 0909, 1114
10/13/18, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 0357, 1333
09/17/18, REFER - FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL, 3839, 0851, 0852
09/17/18, PERSON DOWN, 3839, 1353, 1406
09/14/18, MISSING PERSONS - ADULT ENDANGERED, 3839, 2338, 0200
06/23/18, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT, SKYWAY BG, 1956, 2017
05/30/18, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 1908, 1920
04/07/18, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 0234, 0346
03/30/18, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 1109, 1126
03/04/18, SPECIAL DETAIL, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0637, 1045
03/03/18, SPECIAL DETAIL, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0857, 1357
02/11/18, CONTACT MESSAGE - NO CONTACT MADE, 3839, 2108, 2244
11/27/17, INFORMATION, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0901, 1230
09/25/17, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 2228, 0055
09/23/17, INFORMATION, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0922, 1349
03/28/17, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / VIOLENT, 3839, 1707, 1906
03/26/17, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839 , 2054, 2106
03/26/17, INFORMATION, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1139, 1304
12/14/16, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0318, 0324
12/01/16, CONTACT MESSAGE - NO CONTACT MADE, 3839, 1201, 1510
11/12/16, CONTACT MESSAGE - NO CONTACT MADE, 3839, 1619, 1822
10/13/16, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1634, 1931
10/09/16, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1459, 1903
09/16/16, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT, 3839, 2056, 2221
08/21/16, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT, 3839, 1918, 1934
08/19/16, VEHICLES - ABANDONED, 3839 , 0854, 1336
06/26/16, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT, 3839, 2252, 2356
12/14/15, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 2048, 2051
12/01/15, MISSING PERSONS - ADULT ENDANGERED, 3839, 1428, 1439
11/19/15, REFER - FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL, 3839, 0647, 0716
11/07/15, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 3839, 0343, 0433
06/18/15, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 1223, 1355
05/22/15, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 0112, 0224
05/13/15, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / VIOLENT, 3839, 2042, 2259
05/07/15, MISSING PERSONS - ADULT ENDANGERED, 3839, 2342, 0213
04/13/15, CONTACT MESSAGE - NO CONTACT MADE, 3839, 0236, 0412
04/04/15, MOTORIST ASSIST, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2230, 0307
03/31/15, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0853, 1256
02/08/15, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, SKYWAY BG, 0616, 0625
12/21/14, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, SKYWAY BG, 2304, 2314
12/18/14, SUSPICIOUS PERSON, SKYWAY BG, 1726, 1729
12/18/14, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, SKYWAY BG, 1726, 1744
11/11/14, SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0918, 0922
10/18/14, DIRECTED PATROL ACTIVITY, SKYWAY BG, 1400, 1637
09/11/14, DIRECTED PATROL ACTIVITY, SKYWAY BG, 1254, 1547
08/22/14, MOTORIST ASSIST, SKYWAY BG, 1138, 1647
08/14/14, DIRECTED PATROL ACTIVITY, SKYWAY BG, 0929, 1526
08/11/14, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, SKYWAY BG, 0247, 0345
08/10/14, DIRECTED PATROL ACTIVITY, SKYWAY BG, 0947, 1206
04/27/13, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / VIOLENT, 3839, 0412, 0418
04/05/13, COPS - CRD CLEARANCE CALL TYPE, 3839, 1042, 1810
01/25/13, PERSON DOWN,3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 0722, 0902
11/20/12, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / VIOLENT, 3839, 0554, 0703
10/04/12, ASSAULT OR BATTERY - DELAYED, 3839, 0417, 0524
06/26/11, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / NON VIOLENT , 3839, 2214, 2224
05/27/11, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY, 3839, 1 SKYWAY BG, 2319, 0611 ,
04/27/11, INFORMATION 3839 1 SKYWAY BG 1309 1952
04/25/11, ASSIST OTHER AGENCY 3839 1 SKYWAY BG 0218 0557
04/11/11, CONTACT MESSAGE - NO CONTACT MADE, 0045, 0136
09/20/10, MENTALLY ILL PERSON / VIOLENT 3839 1 SKYWAY BG 0936 1008
07/02/10, SPECIAL DETAIL SKYWAY BG 0157 0604
05/25/10, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1021 1652
10/15/09, ASSIST OTHER AGN, SKYWAY BG 0612 0739
08/28/09, ASSIST OTHER AGN, SKYWAY BG 0841 1214
08/23/09, INFORMATION, SKYWAY BG 0314 0618
06/10/09, SPECIAL DETAIL SKYWAY BG 1141 1619
03/21/09, SUSPICIOUS PERSO SKYWAY BG 0102 0145
02/09/09, SUSPICIOUS PERSO SKYWAY BG 1813
09/18/08, INFORMATION 2501 SKYWAY BG 1455 1626
09/14/08, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0541 1511
08/30/08, PERSON DOWN 2501 SKYWAY BG 0906
08/15/08, SUSPICIOUS VEHIC SKYWAY BG 0706
05/28/08, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 0347 0523 
04/11/08, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1015 1301 
04/09/08, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 0437 0559 
12/29/07, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0814 0914
12/16/07, MENTALLY ILL PER SKYWAY BG 0404 0456
10/09/07, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 1158 1424
10/04/07, MSNG ADULT ENDAN SKYWAY BG 1403 160
09/18/07, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 0030 0155
08/14/07, SUSPICIOUS PERSO SKYWAY BG 2312 0016
07/15/07, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 2113 0136
06/29/07, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1954 0229
03/21/07, REFER - OTHER AG SKYWAY BG 2127 0701 
02/11/07, SUSPICIOUS VEHIC SKYWAY BG 2005 
10/22/06, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0808 1338 
02/12/06, DISCHARGE FIREAR SKYWAY BG 2004 2323 
02/05/06, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0243 0625 
01/21/06, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0030 0256 
01/18/06, HOMELAND NON-RES SKYWAY BG 1623 0551 
12/10/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 2239 0423 
12/10/05, HOMELAND NON-RES SKYWAY BG 1838 2034 
11/22/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 2222 0550 
11/21/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1847 0607 
11/17/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0145 0617 
11/08/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1048 1642 
10/07/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0913 1945
10/06/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 2040  0410
09/27/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0220  0509
09/25/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0948   1053
09/13/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 1855  0424
09/12/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 2042  2103
09/09/05, INFORMATION SKYWAY BG 0114  0445
08/27/05, MENTALLY ILL PER SKYWAY BG 0138  0359
03/13/05, ASSIST OTHER AGN SKYWAY BG 1808 2303 
 
 

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