Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Chief Bernadette DiPino, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), United States Attorney’s Office and the Florida State Attorney’s Office of the 12th Judicial Circuit announced the arrest of 95 individuals in Operation SURGE during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
10/22/2019 1:00 PM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department have arrested Juan Jose Esparza, 20, of Bradenton. He’s being charged with murder, armed burglary and additional charges in connection of a death over the weekend. Esparza is being held at the Sarasota County Jail.
10/22/2019 9:59 AM
Chief Bernadette DiPino, the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division along with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), United States Attorney’s Office and the Florida State Attorney’s Office of the 12th Judicial Circuit will hold a news conference Tuesday.
10/21/2019 3:00 PM
On Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Sarasota Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, and unwanted prescription drugs.
10/17/2019 10:58 AM
The inaugural First Watch Sarasota 5K will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019. The 14th Annual First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, Relay and 10K will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Due to the race participants sharing the roadway along the race route, there will be temporary lane closures.
10/15/2019 11:17 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Ricardo Coronado, 47, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Coronado’s address is 1703 8th Street, Sarasota.
10/11/2019 2:15 PM
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit are investigating a motorcycle crash that happened just after midnight, Friday, October 11, 2019.
10/11/2019 11:28 AM
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, two suspected skimming devices were found at Citgo, 3580 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. One skimming device was found on pump #1 and one skimming device was found on pump #3. Both devices were removed and collected as evidence.
09/25/2019 1:35 PM
On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the Sarasota Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop at two different locations in the City of Sarasota.
09/24/2019 3:10 PM
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Sarasota Police Department will host National Night Out 2019, outside Sarasota Police Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
09/23/2019 3:45 PM
Effective immediately, the new phone number for the Sarasota Police Department is 941-263-6773. Old numbers for the agency will no longer work.
09/20/2019 4:54 PM
The Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the Ringling College of Art and Design, will host it’s next ‘Blue + You’ Free Movie Night on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Sarasota Police Department west lawn, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Lawn opens at 6:45 p.m. & movie will begin at 7:45 p.m
09/19/2019 3:31 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is again implementing 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.
08/23/2019 8:27 AM
Sarasota Police detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who showed a firearm during an attempted armed robbery of a business in the 1600 block of North Washington Boulevard, Sarasota. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at approximately 7:40 p.m.
08/22/2019 11:35 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect who gained access to a business in the 300 block of John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, and stole a painting and artistic mirror valued at $2,000.
08/21/2019 3:26 PM
The Sarasota Police Department Citizens Police Academy is now accepting applications for the spring classes which begin Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
08/19/2019 10:11 AM
The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 14 through September 2, 2019. During this time and throughout the year, the Sarasota Police Department will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.
08/14/2019 1:23 PM
Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting a 2-day training seminar this week titled Fair and Impartial Policing (FIP) on August 15th and August 16th at Sarasota Police Department Headquarters.
08/13/2019 11:12 AM
On Monday, August 12, 2019, classes will resume for students in the City of Sarasota. As students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department wants to remind drivers there is a zero-tolerance policy for speeding in school zones and passing school buses that have sign signs extended.
08/08/2019 10:57 AM
James R. Geenen, 39, of 2190 Webber Street, Sarasota, was arrested on Friday, August 2, 2019, on a warrant. Geenen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
08/06/2019 10:42 AM