SARASOTA, Fla. -- March 28, 2018 -- 11:30 a.m.
The Sarasota Police Department Blue + You Movie Night and free child seat checks scheduled for this Saturday, March 31, 2018, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.
The Sarasota Police Department has chosen to cancel the event out of concern for protest activity anticipated to occur outside Sarasota Police Headquarters at the same time as the Blue + You Movie Night and free child seat checks.
“We’ve been holding our Blue + You Movie Night since 2014 in an effort to connect the Sarasota Police Department with our community as part of our partnership policing philosophy,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino. “The safety of our children, their families, our residents and visitors is our number one priority. This Blue + You movie night is an opportunity for families to enjoy positive interaction with our Officers and members of our agency. Out of an abundance of caution we feel the event would be more appropriate at a later date,” said Chief DiPino.
At this time, no future date has been scheduled but when it is, it will be shared via email with residents and media outlets as well as posted on all Sarasota Police Department social media channels.