Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
High Visibility Enforcement continues in the City of Sarasota to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
The Sarasota Police Department is continuing to implement a High Visibility Enforcement program to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The City of Sarasota ranks in the top 25 cities in the state of Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
01/22/2020 10:09 AM
Scott Johnston, 47, of 3517 Tangier Terrace in Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing 40 counts of possession of child pornography. Additional charges are possible.
01/22/2020 10:01 AM
Kendrick T. Wade, 27, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop on Monday, January 20, 2020 at approximately 1 a.m.
01/22/2020 8:29 AM
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another "virtual ride-along." Thursday, January 16, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m., Twitter users can virtually "ride along" for another Tweet from the Beat' with Patrol Officers during a special edition of the virtual ride-along program.
01/15/2020 9:25 AM
Henry Lee Porter, 72, of Sarasota, has been charged with an additional count of Sexual Battery with a Child under 12. This is the second charge. Porter was arrested on January 2, 2020 and has remained in the Sarasota County Jail. The second charge was given to Porter on January 10, 2020.
01/13/2020 8:39 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for any information from the public in connection to a suspicious death turned homicide investigation.
01/10/2020 9:00 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality crash that happened Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at approximately 8:45 p.m.
01/09/2020 1:53 PM
Henry Lee Porter, Sr., 71, of Sarasota, was arrested on Thursday, January 2, 2020 and charged with one count of Sexual Battery with a Child Under 12 years of Age.
01/07/2020 1:48 PM
The Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation, is inviting the community to a free community ‘Blue + You BBQ’ on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex, 2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota.
01/06/2020 2:12 PM
To make sure our community stays safe, Officers are encouraging people to avoid driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and refrain from discharging weapons in the air as a way of celebrating the arrival of 2020.
12/30/2019 1:01 PM
Brother and sister arrested and facing charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in connection to shooting
James Phillips, 17, of Sarasota, and Rajanique Graves, 23, of Sarasota, have both been arrested in connection to a shooting that happened on December 22, 2019 at approximately 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Coconut Avenue, Sarasota.
12/30/2019 11:39 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that happened on Longboat Key on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at approximately 6 p.m. The Sarasota Police Department has a memorandum of understanding with the Town of Longboat Key to assist with serious or fatal crashes.
12/19/2019 9:02 AM
Sarasota Police officers are conducting a death investigation. This afternoon, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a body of an adult male, believed to be in his 40’s, was found by boaters in the water several hundred yards off the Sarasota Yacht Club.
12/07/2019 5:14 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department, Target and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) are partnering for the eighth year to provide 100 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience in Sarasota.
12/06/2019 8:16 AM
Casey Swart, 23, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing one count of manslaughter, and one count of manslaughter/killing of an unborn child by injury to mother in connection to the death of his girlfriend and their unborn baby.
12/04/2019 11:29 AM
Andrew D. Bailey, 28, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing two (2) counts of burglary of a structure following two rooftop burglaries in the City of Sarasota between November 29, 2019 and December 1, 2019.
12/03/2019 2:18 PM
The 24th annual Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Main Street and U.S. 301 in downtown Sarasota. The parade will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.
12/03/2019 11:12 AM
The Sarasota Police Department wants to remind citizens about a phone scam that is happening where a caller claims to be a member of the Sarasota Police Department soliciting for donations. The caller is also claiming that they have a warrant for the person who answered the phone.
12/02/2019 8:35 AM
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest seasons for America’s roads. With millions of drivers traveling near and far for Thanksgiving dinner, it’s more important than ever to stress the importance of seat belt safety.
11/22/2019 8:01 AM
Sarasota Police Officers are investigating a shooting that happened just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, near the area of 30th Street and North Washington Boulevard (US 301). When Officers arrived, they found one person with non-life-threatening injuries.
11/21/2019 2:19 PM