Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will be placing Officer Derrick Gilbert on administrative leave with pay following his arrest for several charges in Pinellas County earlier tonight.
11/09/2018 10:11 PM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying four burglary suspects who were caught on camera burglarizing two convenience stores on Monday, November 5, 2018.
11/09/2018 1:44 PM
City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will co-host the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. in downtown Sarasota. There will be several road closures and vehicle tow away zones for the parade beginning November 11, 2018 at 8 a.m.
11/05/2018 3:49 PM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department have arrested a Sarasota man after a search warrant was executed at his apartment following two cyber-tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Michael Grider, 46, of Columbia Court, Sarasota, has been arrested.
11/05/2018 10:36 AM
Sarasota Police Officers have arrested a Sarasota man after a traffic stop lead to the seizure of 20 grams of marijuana and the recovery of a stolen firearm.
11/02/2018 12:09 PM
In partnership with 1st Street Credit Union, Regal Cinemas and the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting their next free ‘Blue + You’ Movie Night featuring ‘The Emoji Movie’ this weekend.
11/02/2018 8:39 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who gained access to the café at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 926 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, on October 23, 2018 at approximately 1:15 a.m.
10/31/2018 12:00 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Matthew Hopkins, 35, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Hopkins address is 2710 Noble Avenue, Sarasota.
10/29/2018 3:28 PM
On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Officers with the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit collected 44.5 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
10/29/2018 11:53 AM
On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Sarasota Police Department will once again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a National Drug Take-Back Initiative.
10/19/2018 10:29 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Derrick Wesley Speed, 38, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Speed’s address is 4703 North Tamiami Trail, Room #103, Sarasota. This is the address for the Flamingo Inn. Speed can use their address.
10/16/2018 12:11 PM
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on “virtual ride-along.” Wednesday, October 17, 2018, beginning at 7:30 a.m., Twitter users can “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with Traffic Unit Officers during day shift as they focus on high visibility enforcement.
10/15/2018 11:54 AM
On Friday, October 5, 2018 at 2 p.m., Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will hold a swearing in ceremony and Law Enforcement Trust Funds (LETF) donation event. Community members and media are invited to attend.
10/02/2018 10:10 AM
Two adults have been arrested following a vehicle burglary early Monday morning. The investigation revealed both individuals were also involved in burglarizing at least 10 other vehicles during the same night.
09/28/2018 8:17 AM
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., the Sarasota Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at Pastry Art, 1512 Main Street, Sarasota. Members of the public and media are invited to attend.
09/26/2018 8:10 AM
On September 13, 2018, Sarasota Police Department Captain Lori Jaress successfully graduated from the 273rd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. She is the first female from the City of Sarasota to attend the prestigious academy.
09/24/2018 11:26 AM
Sarasota Police Officers have arrested a Sarasota man following a reported sexual battery inside the Westfield Siesta Key mall. The suspect is being held at the Sarasota County Jail.
09/20/2018 8:00 AM
On September 13, 2018, a suspected skimming device was located on a gas pump at Citgo, located at 2201 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.
09/19/2018 8:57 AM
Tory Mitchell, 20, of Palmadelia Avenue, Sarasota, has been arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine (felony), Carrying a Concealed Firearm (felony), Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams (misdemeanor) and received a citation for a tint violation following a traffic stop on Saturday.
09/11/2018 10:11 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are investigating a possible drive-by shooting that happened at approximately 11:45 p.m. last night, Thursday, September 6, 2018, in the 3000 block of 31st Way, Sarasota.
09/07/2018 10:59 AM