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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thank You Gulfport Businesses

If you've been at the police station recently, you might have noticed our collection of crime prevention publications has improved. We just acquired hundreds of new booklets and pamphlets containing important information on today's most crucial issues (child Internet safety, prescription drug abuse, teenage alcoholism, bicycle safety, and many more).

These publications are produced by LAW Publications, a Texas-based company that specializes in public safety handout material. In addition to making these items available in our lobby, we work with local schools and other community organizations to get them in the hands of those who need them most. Officers also keep a supply in their patrol cars so they can give them to crime victims and other who may be in need.

Such resources, of course, are not cheap, and that is where the title of this blog post comes in. You see, the production of these handouts is based entirely on donations from local businesses. Were it not for their support, this free blog might be the only publication we put out.

Thank you to the following local businesses for helping with this effort:

A-Able Locksmiths, Inc.
5116 Gulfport Blvd
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Can San's
2838 Beach Blvd
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Gulfport Garage, Inc.
2731 Beach Blvd South
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Gulfport Hardware
5006 Gulfport Blvd
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Gulfport Paint Shop, Inc.
1801 49th Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707

Gulfport Veterinarian Hospital
5621 Gulfport Blvd South
Gulfport, FL 33707

Neptune Grill LLC
5501 Shore Blvd South
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Reef Dog, Inc.
2820 Beach blvd
Gulfport, Fl 33707

The Apothecary of Gulfport
2908 Beach Blvd South
Gulfport, FL 33707

The Car Doctor
1099 49th Street
Gulfport, Fl

The Gabber
1419 49th Street South
Gulfport, Fl 33707

Tri J Towing
125-19th Street
St. Pete, Fl 33712