Extra police protection purchased for outside Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay home

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Maybe the town really should be known as Tompa Bay.

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has become the highest-profile resident on Tampa, and that profile has been elevated by his decision to rent Derek Jeter’s mega-mansion on the edge of the waters of Hillsborough Bay. The house has become a target for boaters who pull up and hang out in what essentially is Brady’s backyard. With Memorial Day weekend upon us, things could get even worse.

As a result, JoeBucsFan.com reports that off-duty police presence has been purchased from the Tampa Police Department, via a so-called “extra duty” arrangement. Each year, the TPD schedules 200,000 in extra work for officers, and some of the 2020 extra hours will be associated with keeping people away from Brady’s house.

The off-duty patrol will continue indefinitely. It’s unclear whether Brady or the Buccaneers are paying for the police presence; if it’s the Buccaneers, it presumably would (or at least could) count toward the team’s salary cap.

It’s no surprise. Brady is the biggest free agent to ever sign with the Buccaneers in their 44-year history, and he has brought instant excitement and cachet to Tampa. With a house that is so large and so prominent — and so public — people will be congregating in boats all weekend long, all summer long, and maybe all year long.

So here’s hoping that the boaters generally behave, and that they keep the Dean Martin music to a minimum.

26 responses to “Extra police protection purchased for outside Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay home

  1. wait a minute… aren’t the police supposed to be public servants? so how are the for hire? is that not a private sector thing? perhaps I am off base, but this seems like a slap in the face of everyone who doesn’t have a bunch of money- so now we have to privately pay for police protection? yes I get this is “extra”, but how far behind is it any protection at all? Yet another thing that does not bode well for the direction our society is choosing to go in- disturbing to say the least

  2. Shocked by the naivety of people who still think money doesn’t make the world go ’round.

  3. Search up the pictures. That is a sick house. 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms. Goes for about $75k per month. Think about that, he’s paying per month what is an entire salary for many Americans.

  4. Sad part of this story is, humans are gathering in mass, for the sole purpose of the chance to look at another human living their private life.

  5. First of all “bajer” why would you need off duty Police Officer’s to protect you? Secondly, Tom Brady Definitely needs them. Thirdly, they are off duty officer’s earning extra money for their middle class families. Finally Brady can afford them because he has earned that right.

  6. Dont those boaters know Tom is in the public park throwing a ball around?

  7. Makes sense. Someone might walk in unexpectedly into his house while he’s having breakfast. Or a small group of people may want to gather to throw footballs in the yard.

  8. Good luck Tampa with this diva and his his TE buddy. This is going to end badly for the Bucs and this is coming from a Foxboro resident of 30 years and life long Pat’s fan.

  9. Paying the city extra money to provide extra special protective services happens all the time. Every stadium gets it during events, with overtime paid to the ranking enforcement officers. That extra cost is covered by special monetary agreements. Private security is good, but not equivalent to actual law enforcement.

  10. Good luck Tampa with Brady and Gronk. This is going to end badly for the Patriots and this is coming from a Massachusetts resident of 60 years and a life long Pats fan

  11. mlhigh77 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    I wonder what Brady will do tomorrow to make the news.
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    It could be anything. All he has to do is sneeze or something.

  12. He doesn’t want anyone seeing the package of air needles being shipped to his house.

  13. “wait a minute… aren’t the police supposed to be public servants? so how are the for hire? is that not a private sector thing?”

    These are hired details paid overtime and police are hired in this capacity for many reasons. Sports stadiums hire them, nightclubs and concert venues hire them, many different businesses and sometimes individuals can hire them.

    This does not impact the regular hours they work for their town / city and allows officers to make extra money.

  14. didnthearwhat says:
    May 22, 2020 at 6:50 pm
    Good luck Tampa with Brady and Gronk. This is going to end badly for the Patriots and this is coming from a Massachusetts resident of 60 years and a life long Pats fan

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    sure, sure

  15. jfm215 says:
    May 22, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    First of all “bajer” why would you need off duty Police Officer’s to protect you? Secondly, Tom Brady Definitely needs them. Thirdly, they are off duty officer’s earning extra money for their middle class families. Finally Brady can afford them because he has earned that right.

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    How is it that he “needs them” specifically vs hiring private security?

    They average about 60k a year in that jurisdiction, and that can go up tremendously with factoring the great benefits, double time OT, and hazard pay. Not enough? If the officers are going to work overtime, shouldn’t it be towards their sworn oath and the public good? Otherwise, if they’re only there to make as much as possible, shouldn’t they be forced to commit to that interest, turn in their badge, and enter the private security sector?

    Being that the city has just over 1000 total officers on the force (not including civilians), adjusting for ranking officers and others not in the field, 300,000 hours a year of this coordinated privatization of law enforcement equates to about 2 hours a week of this special overtime, per officer, 52 weeks a year. That doesn’t sound excessive to you? Do you think there maybe isn’t enough work for them to get regular OT? With the higher celebrity pay, what incentive would they have to fill in and put in that overtime for the city, when average citizens actually need them?

  16. captainern says:
    May 23, 2020 at 8:02 am
    he’s gonna need it when the bucs go 0-16

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    The greatest winner of all time will go 0-16?

    You seem rational.

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