The switchover from St. Pete Beach to the Pinellas County Sheriff happenend on January 6.
The Sheriff's staff for the first shift in St. Pete Beach was a
sergeant, two patrol deputies, and a Community Policing deputy.
A burglary detective has also been assigned to the city on a full time basis during the week.
The 21 former city officers will undergo a six week training session to learn
Sheriff's Office policies and procedures before taking their assignments in
Patrol Operations, or Court Security.
Do you think the move over will be a good one? Do you think the Sheriff will do a better job than the St. Pete Beach police did? Let us know in the comments!