SARASOTA, Fla. – March 3, 2015 – 12:15 p.m.
Beginning Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 9 p.m., the front desk of the Sarasota Police Department will be closing during the overnight hours. The front desk will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., seven days a week. The front desk is located on the first floor of the Sarasota Police Department located at 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
"We do not anticipate any sort of change in the level of service we provide to our community," said Chief Bernadette DiPino. "This is to add additional officers to the streets of the City of Sarasota."
There is an emergency call box located outside the front doors of the police department. The emergency call box, when used, will connect to an emergency services dispatcher. There is also a Sarasota Police Officer who is assigned to work and patrol the zone where the Sarasota Police Department is located 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.