August 4, 2010
Bloomingdale Community Station Moves To New Location
After 12 years of serving the community at its original location on Bell Shoals Ave., the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District IV Bloomingdale Community Substation has changed its residency and moved into a new office located at 3622 Erindale Dr.
The new 1,225-sq.-ft. office, open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., located directly behind Car Wash on the Greens, just north of the Erindale Plaza, will occupy a spot tucked in between its new neighbors, the Keller Williams Reality Office and Edward Jones.
“This was a big change, as well as a sudden move for us, and we did not even know at our last meeting for sure when or where we would be going,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Officer Sandra Capitano. “The office is very nice and much larger, but we will miss our ‘neighbors’ at the Bell Shoals Plaza.”
The changes, however big, are not new to the station. It has seen and experienced the growth within the Bloomingdale community firsthand during the past decade, recently retiring Community Resource Deputy (CRD) Peter Maurer and welcoming Curtis Warren, who took the position less than four months ago, as the new CRD.
Capitano and Warren both spoke highly of the amenities the new location offers, including an extra 300 sq. feet of office space, which besides Warren’s personal office, sports three additional private offices for detectives, such as Property Crime Detective James Howell.
A much more discreet spot for fingerprinting, a private room for questioning suspects, front and rear entrances, and a new kitchen and restroom complete the layout. “It’s a beautiful building at a great location,” Warren said.
The station will continue the handling of community complaints, responding to property crime, working with residents through the citizen’s patrol program, handling fraud reports and the hosting the station’s monthly community council meetings, normally held on the third Thursday of each month.
A grand opening celebration is now planned for the new office on Thursday, August 5 from 1-3 p.m., welcoming Sherriff David Gee, Senator Ronda Storms (R-10) and members of the Hillsborough County Commission. Call 635-8040 or www.hcso.tampa.fl.us.