Operations Bureau (Northern / Southern Sector)
The Tallahassee Police Department has split the community of 101 square miles (261.5 square km) into two distinct sectors in order to deploy and implement enforcement strategies designed to resolve problems unique to specific neighborhoods. Citizen and business interaction is a key component of the district system, and meetings are held with these groups on a regular basis to form effective partnerships that assist in preventing and solving crimes.
Capt. Darrell Furuseth
The Northern Sector
comprises the northwest portion of the city, which encompasses the historic Frenchtown area, the downtown area, most university oriented areas, and all of the northwest neighborhoods. The Northern Sector comprises the northeastern portion of the city (areas east of North Monroe Street and north of Apalachee Parkway) and is home to two shopping malls (Governor's Square Mall and Tallahassee Mall), two major medical centers (Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and Capital Regional Medical Center), as well as numerous other medical and dental offices, commercial and retail businesses, restaurants, neighborhoods and residential apartment communities. Killearn Estates, Summer Brooke, and the Piney Z subdivision are but a few of the major residential communities in the Northern Sector. Others include Betton Hills, Old Town, Midtown, Lafayette Park, and the historic Los Robles subdivision, which, when it was developed in the 1920s, represented the very beginning of a trend toward northward suburban expansion, a trend which would continue throughout the 20th century and beyond.
Sector Commander: Capt. Brian Donaldson
The Southern Sector comprises the southern portion of the City of Tallahassee (areas south of Pensacola Street and Apalachee Parkway) and is home to Florida A&M University, the Tallahassee Regional Airport, Florida State University's Innovation Park as well as Southwood Plantation, the Bond Community, South City, the fairgrounds, Myers Park, Indianhead Acres, the Providence neighborhood, and numerous neighborhoods with a large population of college students, most of them renting the homes or apartments in which they live.