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.

November 29, 2022
Kick off your holidays with the City of Largo and our annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Holiday Strolling Market events on Saturday, December 3 starting at 6pm at Largo Central Park. Stroll through our light display and watch various performers, and stick around to catch the tree lighting at 6pm. Santa will make a visit for free photos with Santa from 7-8:30pm. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site.
November 24, 2022
This family-friendly annual tradition presented by the City of Largo starting November 24 through January 1 from 6-11pm nightly features a spectacular holiday light display, stunning carousel, and seven-story Ferris wheel that offers a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the 70-acre Largo Central Park and more than two million dazzling LED lights. Food and beverage vendors will also be on-site selling delicious treats and eats.
November 21, 2022
The holidays in the City of Largo are a magical time, and we want to ensure you and your family have a safe and fun season. From things to do in Largo, tips on hosting celebrations safely, and a holiday playlist, Largo.com/HollyJolly features several ways to celebrate with loved ones.
November 16, 2022
As of December 2, there are four boards with openings for community members to apply for.
November 04, 2022
Largo City Commission, City Leadership, and the Horizon Project Team joined the project architect, ASD│SKY and Biltmore Construction in Downtown Largo for an official groundbreaking ceremony of Horizon West Bay in Fall 2022. Mayor Woody Brown and City Manager Henry Schubert welcomed guests and talked about Horizon as a true investment in a Downtown vision.
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.
November 18, 2021
The City of Largo is planning updates to Woodrow Park and the surrounding area. Check this site for project updates.