Tampa Police Department Recognizes Clear Channel Outdoor for Exceptional Public Service
Honored as the Tampa Police Business Partner of the Year
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clear Channel Outdoor has been selected by the Tampa Police Department as the 2011 Tampa Police Business Partner of the Year for its ongoing efforts to support public service communication programs and for creating a safer environment for the people of the community.
Clear Channel Outdoor Tampa Bay has assisted the Tampa Police Department by displaying on its network of digital billboards in the area alerts regarding unsolved or open murder cases, messages concerning missing persons, rewards or requests for information about wanted criminals, along with expressions of sympathy for fallen officers. Clear Channel Outdoor's digital out-of-home technology has become the go-to-medium for local law enforcement to deliver public safety information quickly and effectively.
"Clear Channel Outdoor has been there for us over the past year to help solve crime and honor our fallen officers," said Chief Jane Castor. "The Tampa Police Department's success is built around community partnerships and Clear Channel's support shows their commitment to the community."
"We are truly honored to be named Tampa Police Department's Business Partner of the Year, and are proud to work with public officials throughout the Tampa Bay area to help create a safe and unified community," said Daniel Dunnivant, President of Clear Channel Outdoor Tampa Bay. "Our digital network has played a crucial role in providing timely messaging to the public and we look forward to continuing our partnership with those who serve to protect our community."
With instantaneous alerts, digital billboards are one of the most effective means for public service communications and for providing emergency messaging of many types. Annually, Clear Channel Outdoor donates more than $40 million of outdoor advertising space in the U.S. and abroad to assist public safety groups, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in sharing vital public service messages with the community.
About Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) is the world's largest outdoor advertising company with close to one million displays in 45 countries across 5 continents. In the United States, the company operates over 200,000 advertising displays and has a presence in 48 of the top 50 Designated Market Areas. It also operates airport, rail, and mall advertising businesses worldwide. Its Spectacolor (U.S.) and DEFI (international) divisions are the global market leaders in spectacular sign displays, including in New York's Times Square. Clear Channel Adshel is the company's international street furniture division, which operates over 3,500 municipal advertising contracts worldwide. Clear Channel Outdoor also operates digital displays and networks in most of its divisions. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.
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Source: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings
Released May 3, 2011