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Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Genevieve Judge
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Fax: 941-954-7034

  • 2018 Torch Run

    Sarasota Police to participate in 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

    For more than 20 years, the Sarasota Police Department has been taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Members of the Sarasota Police Department will take to the streets of the City of Sarasota again!

    04/16/2019 8:43 AM

  • Traffic Crash

    Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit Investigating Traffic Fatality

    The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality crash that happened last night, Monday, April 8, 2019, at approximately 10 p.m., near the intersection of Grove Street and South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), Sarasota. The crash involved a vehicle and a pedestrian.

    04/09/2019 9:30 AM

  • Kylee Follett, 19

    Two People Arrested in Connection to Armed Robbery at Publix

    Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at Publix, 3825 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, on March 27, 2019. Quantevius Ghee, 24, of Tampa, and Kylee Follett, 19, of Bradenton, were arrested by Officers with the Tampa Police Department on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

    04/04/2019 8:49 AM

  • 19-017824

    Traffic stop leads to 397 grams of MDMA, two firearms & illegal narcotics

    Christopher Brown, 31, of Sarasota, is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop late Monday night in the City of Sarasota. The traffic stop resulted in the seizure of 397 grams of MDMA, two 9mm handguns (one loaded), 2 grams of cocaine, marijuana and a digital scale.

    03/26/2019 12:42 PM

  • Mae, Roshon

    Sarasota Man Arrested on Attempted Robbery with a Firearm Charges

    Roshon Mae, Jr., 19, of Sarasota, has been arrested by the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit and is facing charges of Attempted Robbery with a Firearm.

    03/26/2019 11:16 AM

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    Two Sarasota Police Officers ‘Hike the Blue Line’

    Two Sarasota Police Department Officers have returned from the trip of a lifetime. Detective Steven Fergus and Officer Brandon Vermillion recently traveled to Quito, Ecuador and nearly hiked to the summit of Chimborazo. It was to raise awareness and money for the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

    03/25/2019 8:37 AM

  • Phone Scam Warning

    Sarasota Police Reminding Citizens of Phone Scams

    The Sarasota Police Department wants to remind citizens about a phone scam happening where a caller claims to be a member of the Sarasota Police Department soliciting for donations. The Sarasota Police Department has received multiple calls about this happening today.

    03/22/2019 4:36 PM

  • Narcotics Charges Arrest - March 2019

    Eight People Arrested on Illegal Narcotics Charges in Sarasota

    Officers were made aware of the illegal narcotics transactions following a recent neighborhood association meeting with the Sarasota Police Department and residents in the community.

    03/21/2019 10:02 AM

  • Lind, Christopher

    Sarasota man charged with sexual battery

    A Sarasota man has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery. Christopher Lind, 38, of Sarasota, was arrested on March 9, 2019.

    03/20/2019 8:07 AM

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    Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspect

    Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who gained access to a home in the 400 block of Meadow Lark Drive, Sarasota.

    03/18/2019 10:55 AM

  • Rashaad Williams, 21

    Traffic stop leads to firearm, ammunition & marijuana

    Rashaad Williams, 21, of Sarasota, and Ke’Andre Walker, 20, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple charges following a traffic stop early Friday morning.

    03/15/2019 10:09 AM

  • Griffin in Custody

    James Griffin, Jr. in Custody in Manatee County

    James Griffin, Jr, 17, has turned himself into the Juvenile Assessment Center in Manatee County. This center is part of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Griffin turned himself in shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019.

    03/11/2019 1:34 PM

  • Allen, Marlette

    Arrest Made in December 2018 Laundromat Robbery

    Marlette Allen, 34, of 18th Street, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Strong Arm Robbery (felony) in connection to a robbery that was caught on camera on New Year’s Eve morning.

    03/11/2019 1:13 PM

  • SCFD Ambulance

    Arrest made in shooting involving Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics

    Tyran Young, 32, is facing multiple felony charges in connection to a shooting that occurred in January 2019. Sarasota Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Goodrich Ave on January 7th, in Sarasota, after paramedics with SCFD reported being shot at during a call.

    03/07/2019 8:53 PM

  • Promotional Ceremony

    Sarasota Police Promotional Ceremony: Friday, March 1, 2019

    The Sarasota Police Department invites family, friends, co-workers, residents, media and community members for a Promotional Ceremony happening Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Sarasota Police Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

    02/27/2019 1:52 PM

  • Fire at Pioneer Park

    Attempt to Locate Individuals Seen Moments before Fire at Pioneer Park Playground

    Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department, in collaboration with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, are investigating a suspicious fire that happened at a playground at Pioneer Park, 1121 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 9 p.m., last night, Monday, February 25, 2019.

    02/26/2019 11:24 AM

  • Spann

    Remains of Jabez Spann Located in rural Manatee County

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Sarasota Police Department learned though the testing conducted by a forensic dental expert that the remains of Jabez Spann, 14, were located in rural Manatee County over the weekend.

    02/19/2019 7:35 PM

  • News Release Logo

    Suspect hospitalized for ingesting drugs during traffic stop

    On Sunday, February 17, 2019, Govinda Howell, 40, of Sarasota, was arrested and is facing charges of Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence following a traffic stop where he ingested suspected narcotics.

    02/19/2019 4:01 PM

  • 19-010362 (1)

    Vandalism to Unconditional Surrender statue under investigation

    This morning, February 19, 2019, at approximately 12:53 a.m., Officers with the Sarasota Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of North Gulfstream Avenue and Bayfront Drive reference to an unknown individual spray painting ‘#MeToo’ on the Unconditional Surrender statue.

    02/19/2019 8:44 AM

  • News Release Logo

    Additional Arrests Made in Assault of Off-Duty Sarasota Officer

    On February 7, 2019, just after 12 p.m., an off-duty Sarasota Police officer was jogging at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota, when he noticed a homeless individual being harassed, pushed and hit by a group of teenagers.

    02/07/2019 2:18 PM