Operation Safe Surrender helps people stop running from the law - FOX 13 News

Operation Safe Surrender helps people stop running from the law

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On Saturday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is giving people an opportunity to stop running from the law.

Operation Safe Surrender is an opportunity for those with non-violent, misdemeanor warrants to turn themselves in to deputies and have their warrants resolved in a safe environment. In return they will receive favorable considerations from the court.

The sheriff's department says Operation Safe Surrender is NOT an amnesty program, but does offer favorable considerations from the court for those who turn themselves in. This often comes in the form of reduced fines, probation requirements or a new court date as an alternative to incarceration.

The program allows people to take responsibility for their actions, and clear their outstanding warrants. Those coming to turn themselves in should bring a valid photo ID. No weapons or children are allowed.

Operation Safe Surrender is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Suncoast Safety Council. It is located on 31st Street North in Saint Petersburg.

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