Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department will be taking part in Operation Southern Shield. The Sarasota Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies from throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
07/16/2019 2:07 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 August 4, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Gillespie Park, 710 North Osprey Avenue, Sarasota.
07/16/2019 1:00 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority will partner with the Sarasota Police Department once again for the annual Books and Badges Literacy Event. Books and Badges will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. to coincide with National Summer Learning Week.
07/15/2019 10:36 AM
Students in Sarasota return to school on August 12, 2019. Before students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the community, wants to ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ with school supplies for the upcoming school year for the third year in a row.
07/08/2019 1:59 PM
The 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival will be held June 29 – July 7, 2019 and will attract thousands of people to the City of Sarasota. The Sarasota Police Department is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe.
06/26/2019 8:33 AM
Sarasota Police Detectives are searching for two people of interest in the theft of a pharmaceutical delivery truck on June 17, 2019 at approximately 12:25 p.m. The truck had an undisclosed amount of pharmaceutical drugs inside.
06/25/2019 2:03 PM
Phillip Stutzman, 43, of Lakewood Ranch, has been arrested and is facing three felony charges of Unlicensed Practice of a Healthcare Professional. Three different female victims have come forward. Sarasota Police detectives believe there are additional victims.
06/25/2019 8:11 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a bicycle crash that happened just before 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 17th Street and U.S. 301 in Sarasota.
06/20/2019 4:41 PM
Sarasota Police Officers are investigating a triple fatality crash that happened just after midnight on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on John Ringling Causeway in the area of Bird Key in Sarasota.
06/19/2019 8:45 AM
Johnny Belvin, 25, of Sarasota, and Eunique Arnold, 21, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges following a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.
05/28/2019 7:55 AM
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