Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-375

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 17, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    HCSO Bicycle Registration Event

    Register your bicycle for free.
    • Saturday
    • October 5, 2013
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Citrus Park Bikes
    • 7424 Edgemere Road
    • Tampa, Florida

    HCSO Bicycle Registration Event:

    On Saturday, October 5, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a free bicycle registration event at Citrus Park Bikes located at 7424 Edgemere Road in Tampa. Bicycle theft is growing problem in our community. By registering your bicycle, you are helping to prevent theft and increasing the chances of getting your bicycle returned, if it is ever reported lost or stolen.

    For more information, contact the Community Outreach Division at 813-247-8115

    Why Register Your Bike?

    Should a bicycle be lost or stolen, the best way to help the Sheriff’s Office locate,identify, and return a bicycle to it’s rightful owner is to register it.

    You can register your bicycle with the Bicycle Registration Program by completing the registration form and submitting it to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

    A registration number will be assigned to your bicycle and the information is entered into our records management system. Simply by registering your bicycle, YOU are helping to deter bicycle theft!

    Bike Theft Is On The Rise:

    • Always secure your bicycle with an adequate bike lock or locks, before leaving it unattended.
    • Whenever possible, try to park and secure your bicycle in a high traffic, highly visibility area.
    • Try not to engage in “flyparking” by securing your bicycle to any item not specifically designed for bicycle parking, such as a tree, signpost, park bench, etc.
    • Whenever possible, secure your bicycle to a standard Sheffield or “П” shaped bike stand designed for bicycle parking.
    • Lock your bicycle through the frame and both wheels to a bicycle rack or stand.
    • Combined usage of both a cable lock and “U‐bolt” shaped lock is recommended as a best practice for securing your bicycle.

    If Your Bike Is Stolen...

    According to the national average, only 56% of all bicycle thefts are ever reported to law enforcement. If you don’t report it, law enforcement cannot be aware of the problem.

    In the event that your bicycle becomes lost or stolen, immediately report it to the Sheriff’s Office via Non‐Emergency Dispatch at (813) 247‐8200. In the event of an emergency or a crime‐in‐progress, please dial 911!

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