Terms of Use

Your use of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Web Site (hereinafter referred to as the "Web Site") constitutes your agreement to abide by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not accept any of the terms below, do not use this Web Site.

Not 911 Service

This Web Site should not be relied upon for emergency services and is in no way designed to serve as an alternative to the emergency services provided by 911 telephone service. If you have an emergency or important time-sensitive crime information, communicate this information with HCSO by calling the 911 emergency telephone service.

Acceptable Use

This Web Site may be used only for lawful purposes.

Prohibited Use

All uses of this Web Site which are in violation of any federal, state or local law, Hillsborough County and/or Hillsborough Sheriff's Office (hereinafter referred to as "HCSO") policy or the laws and/or policies of any other governing entity, or of any of these terms and conditions is strictly prohibited.

Users of this Web Site shall not restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any service conducted on this Web Site, nor shall users upload, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish on this Web Site

  • any unlawful, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent materials;
  • any materials which infringe any intellectual property right of any third party or advertise or otherwise solicit funds or is a solicitation for goods and services;
  • or any materials containing a virus or other harmful component.

While HCSO has no obligation to monitor the Web Site and is not responsible for the content of any messages, information or files transmitted on the Web Site, HCSO reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to such messages, information or files which HCSO, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of these terms. Unauthorized modification of any information stored on this system may result in criminal prosecution under Federal, State, and local law.


HCSO does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, or confidentiality of any communication/information contained in this Web Site. This Web Site should not be used to transmit any sensitive or confidential information to HCSO since such information may be easily intercepted. Given the unreliable nature of Internet communications, information transmitted to HCSO via electronic means may not be received at all, nor received or reviewed in a timely manner.

Prohibited User of Star/Logo

The use or copying of any service mark, seal, star, logo or badge of HCSO is restricted by law and may be used only with written permission of HCSO. You may NOT download, use, disseminate, publish or copy the seal, star, logo or badge displayed on this Web Site. You may not remove or obscure the trademark/copyright notice(s) contained in the materials in this Web Site. Copyright and trademark infringement are violations of federal law and subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Trademark and Copyright - All Rights Reserved

Other materials other than those listed above, published on the Web Site may also be protected by trademark/copyright, and owned or controlled by HCSO or the party listed as the provider of the content, software or other materials. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited.

UNAUTHORIZED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING OR DUPLICATING ANY OF THE MATERIAL IS PROHIBITED. You may download or copy any downloadable materials, except the seal, star, logo or badge, displayed on the Web Site for home, noncommercial and personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright, trademark and other notices contained in such material and you agree to abide by all additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any material accessed through the Web Site.

Modification of Terms

HCSO reserves the right to modify, change, update or alter these terms at any time without notice. Your continued use of this Web Site constitutes your agreement to comply with such modifications.

Not Legal Notice

Communications made through this Web Site's e-mail or any other messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to HCSO or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against HCSO or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to HCSO is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.

Consent to Monitoring

HCSO and its agents may monitor and audit the usage of this system, and all persons are hereby notified that use of this system constitutes consent to such monitoring and auditing.


The information provided on this Web Site and links to other related Web Sites, are provided as a courtesy to Web Site visitors only, and are in no manner an endorsement, recommendation or approval of any person, any product or any service contained on any other Web Site. HCSO does not endorse or support any of the advertising that may be contained on any linked site.


HCSO is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the Web Site or with respect to the material contained on the Web Site, including without limitation, any material posted on the Web Site. HCSO attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this Web Site. Any errors or omissions should be reported to HCSO. This Web Site AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HCSO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY HCSO, OR A THIRD PARTY.

Disclaimer/Changes to Web Site

HCSO may change the information contained in the Web Site at any time and without notice. HCSO assumes no liability of damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions or discrepancies.


Some of the material contained in this Web Site may be supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, or other information supplied by third parties or users do not necessarily state or reflect those of HCSO. If any reference is made to any specific commercial entity, organization, company, product or service, it should not be construed as an endorsement, promotion, recommendation, favoring or advertisement by HCSO.

Location of Web Site

HCSO operates this Web Site from its offices in Hillsborough County, Florida, and makes no representations that materials in this Web Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Web Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida as applied to agreements made and to be performed entirely therein. Any action brought to enforce the Terms and Conditions or in connection with this Web Site shall be brought in either the state or federal courts in Hillsborough County, Florida.