Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
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
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department Criminal investigation Division are continuing their investigation into a body that was found in the water near the water basin of the Hyatt shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
08/01/2019 3:03 PM
Jeremy Johnson, 28, of Dixie Avenue, Sarasota, and Zolia Williams, 32, of 24th Street, Sarasota have both been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges including human trafficking.
07/31/2019 10:52 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality crash that happened Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m.
07/29/2019 3:01 PM
On Friday, July 26, 2019, at approximately 7:10pm, detectives with the Sarasota Police Department arrested Bicente V. Morales, age 43, on a charge of Sexual Battery of a Victim Under 12. Morales is a pastor at the House of Restoration Ministry, 2909 Pershing Avenue, Sarasota.
07/29/2019 11:04 AM
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