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Very Important Information from the Sarasota Police Department

The Sarasota Police Department is launching a new initiative, the High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) program, aiming to enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Alarmingly, the City of Sarasota sits among the top 25 cities in Florida witnessing major and lethal accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists. To shield those most at risk on the roads, the […]

Sarasota Police Department Welcomes new K-9

The Sarasota Police Department has welcomed a new K-9. Handler Officer Paul Gagnon and K-9 Kodak completed 640 hours of initial training. Their training included patrol work, tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, and apprehension. K-9 Kodak turns two years old today, February 8. He was born in the Czech Republic in 2021 and […]

Sarasota Police Department Announces the Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) Program

The Sarasota Police Department proudly announces the Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) program. This program is in partnership with Teen Court of Sarasota, Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group, Truly Valued, Inc., and the Sarasota Police Department. Y.E.S. is a diversion program that will provide mentorship and services to at-risk youth between the ages of 8 and […]

Sarasota Police Department Participating in Operation Southern Slow Down 2022

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department will be taking part in Operation Southern Slow Down (formerly known as Operation Southern Shield).  The Sarasota Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies from throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee.   Operation Southern Slow Down, which will take place July 18 – 24, 2022, will focus […]

Sarasota Police Department Welcomes Two New K-9 Teams

The Sarasota Police Department has welcomed two new K-9s (photos attached).  K-9 Bruin and K-9 Brody recently completed more than 600 hours of training and are both currently assigned to the Sarasota Police Department Patrol Division. K-9 Brody is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix from Hungary and was born in April 2020.  […]

Sarasota Police Department to Partner with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Sarasota Police Department will partner with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., to provide the community a chance to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  It’s all part of the DEA’s […]

Sarasota Police Department will host National Night Out

The Sarasota Police Department will host National Night Out 2021 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., outside Sarasota Police Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.  This free, fun, family event is open to everyone.  Residents, citizens, visitors, and community members are invited and welcome to spend time with neighbors and police […]

Sarasota Police Department Implementing a High Visibility Enforcement Program

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. To protect the safety of the most vulnerable road […]

Sarasota Police Department to Participate in Operation Dry Water

The Sarasota Police Department will be taking part in the annual Operation Dry Water campaign to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  The mission of this program is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related incidents and fatalities on the water. Operation Dry Water weekend, […]

Sarasota Police Department Remind Drivers to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

With Americans celebrating the Labor Day holiday weekend with extra enthusiasm this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to remind everyone about the dangers of drinking and driving.  This Labor Day weekend, NHTSA will join with the Sarasota Police Department to spread the word about impaired driving dangers […]

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