Quincy, FL

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Quincy is a city and the county seat of Gadsden County, FL, and has a population of approximately 7,800 residents. The city is part of the Tallahassee, FL, MSA. Although instances of prostitution and sex trafficking have been limited within the city of Quincy due to its proximity to Tallahassee, FL, the city has taken action to reduce the demand for commercial sex in the city. For example, in 1988, the Quincy Police Department made 15 prostitution-related arrests within a four-month period due to numerous complaints from residents and truck drivers passing through the city. To combat the rising number of prostitution-related arrests, officers expressed the need for regularly conducted reverse stings in areas known for prostitution-related activity. The names of arrested offenders were included in the reports from local news sources.

In addition, city residents have also collaborated to combat prostitution and related offenses in the city. For example, in 2016, the residents of a neighborhood known for pervasive issues concerning prostitution-related activity gathered to sign a petition requesting an increase in police surveillance and protection within the area. According to the resident who initiated the petition,

“We all signed a petition to try to get the police or the sheriff or someone to listen to us.”

According to police, upon receiving the petition, residents in the neighborhood were invited to attend one of the police department’s periodical community meetings to further address the issue,

“We’re planning on setting up a community meeting with the residents on the streets in that area, including a local trailer park and privately-owned homes and renters, to try to get to the bottom of some of these ‘quality of life’ issues.”

State Florida
Type City
Population 7970
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