Sarasota Police Department announces partnership with Ringing College of Art and Design

SARASOTA, Fla. – April 23, 2014 – 9 a.m.

On Friday, April 25, 2014, at 10 a.m., the Sarasota Police Department will announce our partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design to the community.  The kickoff event for “Blue + You” will be held at the Sarasota Police Department, 2nd Floor Community Room, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

We invite community members and the media to join us for the official launch of “Blue + You.”  “Blue + You” is an initiative that honors the local community and connects them with the Sarasota Police Department. This initiative is working to create programs and events that allow the Sarasota community to interact with their police force.  

Students will be unveiling the new and improved website, www.sarasotapd.org, sharing a community movie they’ve created as well as give information about a Movie Night for the Community which will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

The Sarasota Police Department has been partnering with the Ringing College as a client of The Collaboratory during the spring semester 2014.  The project intends to fortify and reestablish the visual and communicative aspects of the Sarasota Police Department through design and social media such as use of our website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.  

“We’re proud to unveil and reveal a new brand for the Sarasota Police Department.  When you see ‘Blue + You,’ it’s an extension of our community policing outreach.  The color blue represents law enforcement.  The plus sign means we work together and we combine with each other,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino, Sarasota Police Department.  “The You is our community and citizens.  Added all together, it creates a safe place to live, work and play.  Any time you see the ‘Blue + You,’ you’ll know it’s a Sarasota Police Department event,” said DiPino.

“We are honored to be partnering with the Sarasota Police Department during our pilot phase in The Collaboratory,” said Associate Vice President of Collaborative Enterprises, Cynthia Gravino.  “The Collaboratory provides opportunities for Ringling College students to obtain real-life, client-based project experience in a multidisciplinary studio setting.  This branding initiative showcases the human-centered connection that S.P.D. strives to enhance with the community and we are excited to hear how Sarasotans will react to the effort,” Gravino added.

In continuation of our partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota Police Department will be holding a “Blue + You” Movie Night on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the west end grass area of the Sarasota Police Department at 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

The community is welcome to bring blankets and chairs, invite a friend and grab some free popcorn that will be provided while the movie “Despicable Me 2” is projected on the wall of the Sarasota Police Department.  A rain date is set for May 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

“Blue + You” is an initiative that honors the local community and connects them with the Sarasota Police Department.  This initiative is working to create programs and events that allow the Sarasota community to interact with their police force.  This initiative is working to create programs and events that allow the Sarasota community to interact with their police force.  During the “Blue + You” Movie Night, a documentary film about the collaboration between the Sarasota Police Department and Ringling College of Art and Design will also be shown sharing the information about the “Blue + You” Initiative.