Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another “virtual ride-along.” On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, beginning at 8 a.m., Twitter users can “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit.
05/22/2019 3:08 PM
The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 27, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. at Main Street and Osprey Avenue in Sarasota. There will be several tow away zones and street closure notices that will be in place for Monday, May 27, 2019.
05/21/2019 8:39 AM
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Sarasota Police Department and the Civilian Volunteer Marine Program will partner with the United States Coast Guard Flotilla 84 and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for an Interagency Boating Safety Inspection Day at Centennial Park.
05/16/2019 8:32 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU), Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and Detective Anthony DeFrancisco were honored Monday night during Congressman Vern Buchanan’s 16th District Congressional Law Enforcement Awards.
05/14/2019 12:50 PM
To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Sarasota Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 13 through June 2, concurrent with the busy travel season.
05/10/2019 8:27 AM
The Sarasota Police Department appreciates the outpouring of prayers, support and thoughts that have been sent for Chief Bernadette DiPino and her family.
05/03/2019 10:41 AM
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Officers with the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit collected 38 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
04/29/2019 10:36 AM
Two juveniles are facing charges of Robbery with a Firearm (felony) following a robbery attempt and shooting at 1201 Signal Pointe Circle, Sarasota, just before 5 p.m., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Detectives do not believe the incident was random and the victim and suspects knew one another.
04/24/2019 9:59 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is taking social media followers on another virtual ride-along. On Friday, the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting a Marine Patrol edition of ‘Tweet from the Beat.’
04/23/2019 2:55 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened at approximately 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of 32nd Street, Sarasota, on Monday, April 22, 2019. No injuries have been reported.
04/23/2019 9:34 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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