Homeless Outreach Team

To address homelessness in our community, the Largo Police Department formed a Homeless Outreach Team that positions designated officers, working directly with social service professionals, to focus specifically on supporting people experiencing homelessness by connecting them to services whenever possible.  Largo's Homeless Outreach Team is supported by a multi-department Advisory Committee that includes Parks, Library, Housing, Administration, Fire Rescue, Public Works, and Community Standards, ensuring that efforts have City-wide support. The Advisory Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative outreach efforts
  • Protocol for staff interactions with people with experiencing homelessness
  • Directing individuals to the homeless outreach team for support
  • Working with businesses and residents to prevent and address homelessness concerns
  • Informing resource use and support efforts through data tracking
For questions or more information on this effort, contact the Homeless Outreach Team at [email protected]. Learn some of the early successes of the team’s efforts by exploring these individual stories.

MEET THE TEAM

Ofc. Stephen Malandro
Officer Malandro
Growing up in the Tampa Bay area, Officer Malandro received his Bachelor's Degree from Eckerd College. Since becoming an Officer at the Largo Police Department four years ago, Officer Malandro has become a member of the Tactical Apprehension and Control (TAC) Team and recently taken over as the Homeless Outreach Liaison for the Problem Oriented Policing Unit.
 As the Homeless Outreach Liaison, Officer Malandro is able to provide resources to individuals experiencing homelessness that address basic needs and support pathways to housing. The position requires close collaboration with neighboring organizations to provide shelter and other critical services that work toward ending homelessness in the City of Largo. Officer Malandro looks forward to working in this rewarding position and assisting those in need within the community.

August 10, 2022
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August 10, 2022
On Monday, August 15, the City of Largo is joining cities throughout the nation for #CityHallSelfie Day! #CityHallSelfie Day is acknowledged as a worldwide celebration of local government service. It showcases pride in local government institutions.
August 10, 2022
The City of Largo is launching a Safety Net Grant for nonprofits. Nonprofits including faith-based organizations that serve Largo residents (can be located outside city limits) and are licensed as a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) tax-exempt organizations are invited to apply for the grant during the application period of August 15 - November 15, 2022.
August 09, 2022
Each year, community priorities help to determine how tax dollars are spent within the City of Largo's annual budget totaling nearly $310 million of local investment.
July 20, 2022
The City of Largo’s Engineering Division regularly monitors roadway conditions to ensure the safety and sustainability of travel along local roads.
July 14, 2022
This International comedy tour features four brilliant, Emmy-nominated writers combining their comedic talents for a show you won’t soon forget.
June 07, 2022
Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo, Journey) and Jason Bieler's (Saigon Kick, The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra)
May 18, 2022
At the Tuesday, May 17 Largo City Commission Meeting, City Commission approved an agreement with OB Golf Investment Group LLP to purchase a 26.7-acre property across the street from Taylor Park for $600,000.
May 12, 2022
As part of the current roadway restoration on 20th Street, beginning Tuesday, May 17, the City's contractor will begin construction on the northbound lane of 20th Street between West Bay Drive and Melhenbacher Road. The northbound lane will be closed and northbound traffic will not be permitted between West Bay Drive and Melhenbacher.
February 02, 2022
The results are in and the City of Largo has been named a 2022 National Top Workplace for the second year in a row!
November 18, 2021
The City of Largo is planning updates to Woodrow Park and the surrounding area. Check this site for project updates.