St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2020-
Date of original release: 04-06-20

Officer Tests Positive

A sworn member of the St. Petersburg Police Department received a positive test result for COVID-19. The Officer's supervisor was notified Monday and Chief Holloway sent a memo to all employees that same day.

The officer became ill after taking vacation time, before he return to work.

He has not been on duty, has not been in the building, and has not had contact with anyone in our Department or on the road since March 10th. For this reason, we have no reason to believe any other officers may have been exposed.

This is the Department's second case of COVID-19. The first case was a civilian employee who is still recovering.

To date, out of 12 employees/officers who self-quarantined at home due to illness or possible exposure, 10 have tested negative for COVID -19 and the two mentioned above tested positive.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer