Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Sarasota Police Partners with the Florida Department of Children and Families for the Save a Life Campaign
Drug overdose is a nationwide epidemic and an increasing number of Floridians are losing their lives to overdose - you can help save a life.
01/14/2019 3:07 PM
Ryheme Livingston, 25, of Bradenton, has been arrested for Robbery with a Firearm (felony) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (firearm) following a robbery that happened at Central Snappy, 1159 Central Avenue, Sarasota.
01/11/2019 12:09 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is continuing the High Visibility Enforcement program for pedestrian and bicycle safety.
01/10/2019 9:16 AM
Sarasota Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2900 block of Goodrich Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 4am, Monday, January 7, 2019. Officers were dispatched to the area after the Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) reported being shot at during a call.
01/07/2019 3:01 PM
David Evans, 29, of Sarasota, pleaded guilty on Thursday to 20 years in prison in connection to an attempted murder that happened in May 2018.
01/04/2019 11:33 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect who was caught on camera New Year’s Eve morning.
01/03/2019 8:32 AM
On Friday, January 4, 2019 at 2 p.m., Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will hold a swearing-in ceremony for five (5) new Police Officers. The ceremony will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
01/02/2019 3:03 PM
Dalton Harney, 19, of Oarsman Court, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Trafficking in MDMA after selling to undercover Sarasota Police detectives from September through November.
12/20/2018 8:00 AM
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino announced the arrest of 36 individuals in Operation Rock Solid during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
12/18/2018 3:05 PM
Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will hold a news conference tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Community Room, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Media planning to attend are asked to arrive by 1:45 p.m.
12/17/2018 2:55 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department and Target are partnering for the seventh year to provide 100 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience in Sarasota.
12/17/2018 10:55 AM
As the calendar year winds down, the holiday festivities start up. Make sure you stay off Santa’s “naughty” list: Always choose sober driving and always plan a safe ride home before you party.
12/12/2018 8:36 AM
Beginning in early 2018, the Sarasota Police Department, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization being operated by Aquiles S. Lee, 37, of Sarasota.
12/11/2018 2:51 PM
Elijah Smith, 46, of Chilk Avenue, Sarasota, has been arrested for two counts of burglary and one count of robbery in connection to a string of crimes that occurred between November 14th and November 30th throughout the City of Sarasota.
12/10/2018 12:27 PM
On Thursday afternoon, Ronald Wheeler, 71, of Sarasota, was found guilty of Practicing Medicine without a License in connection to a July 2017 case. Wheeler refused a two-year sentence to plead guilty before his trial and will be sentenced later this month.
12/07/2018 12:33 PM
To discourage crimes of opportunity during the holiday season, the Sarasota Police Department will be increasing patrols throughout the City of Sarasota, specifically in the north district, where there has been an increase in violent crime since January 1, 2018.
12/06/2018 11:39 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department served an arrest warrant to David L. Stephens, 62, for Homicide and Sexual Battery on Monday, December 3, 2018, in connection to the 1988 cold case homicide of Judith Elaine Doherty.
12/04/2018 1:00 PM
In a proactive and innovative way to protect residents and visitors in the City of Sarasota, the Sarasota Police Department began offering the Sarasota Police Department lobby as a ‘Safe Place’ to conduct online transactions in 2015.
11/30/2018 3:38 PM
Jon Gluvna, 37, of Calliandra Drive, has been arrested for a second time on charges of Transmission of Child Pornography by an Electronic Device.
11/29/2018 9:16 AM
The annual Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 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.
11/26/2018 1:11 PM