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Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
High Visibility Enforcement in the City of Sarasota to Improve Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety
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.
08/16/2021 12:37 PM
Sarasota Police Department Detectives Investigating Fall at Construction Site
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are investigating a fall at a construction site at 301 Quay Commons, Sarasota, at the Bayso construction site. The original 911 call was made at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023.
02/16/2023 11:28 AM
Accreditation team invites public comments about the Sarasota Police Department
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on March 21, 2023, to examine all aspects of the Sarasota Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.
02/14/2023 9:06 AM
Super Bowl LVII Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
Each year, the Super Bowl garners millions of viewers, with many taking the opportunity to cheer on their favorite team with a night out or by attending a party.
02/09/2023 2:30 PM
Sarasota Police Department Welcomes New K-9
The Sarasota Police Department has welcomed a new K-9. K-9 Kodak and his handler, Officer Paul Gagnon, completed 640 hours of initial training. The training included patrol work, tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, and apprehension.
02/08/2023 10:13 AM
Two Sarasota Women Arrested & Facing Felony Charges After Argument Over a Man
Two women in Sarasota have been arrested and are facing felony charges following a fight over a man that began over social media. The two women worked as caretakers at a local assisted living facility.
01/30/2023 1:26 PM
Sarasota Police Department Investigating Two Fatal Hit & Run Crashes on Fruitville Road
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating two fatal hit-and-run crashes on Friday, January 27, 2023, on Fruitville Road. Officers do not believe the two crashes are connected.
01/30/2023 8:50 AM
Sarasota Police Officer Seriously Injured During Arrest - Viewer Discretion Advised
Sarasota Police officers responded to the 2800 block of Goodrich Avenue on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at about 5:20 pm, for a domestic battery.
01/23/2023 3:56 PM
Sarasota Woman Arrested & Facing Five Counts of Attempted Murder while Engaged in Arson
Andrea Allen, 35, of Sarasota, has been arrested by Sarasota Police Department Detectives and is facing five counts of Attempted Murder while Engaged in Arson. The victims in the investigation are two 1-year-old twins, two 35-year-old women, and one 47-year-old woman.
01/17/2023 11:05 AM
Youth Empowerment Services (Y.E.S.) Program Begins in the City of Sarasota
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.
01/09/2023 9:37 AM
New Year’s Eve Celebration Safety Reminders and Road Closures
The men & women of the Sarasota Police Department are working to make sure our community can enjoy a safe start to the New Year. Officers are encouraging people to avoid driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and refrain from discharging weapons in the air to celebrate the arrival of 2023.
12/19/2022 12:38 PM
Sarasota Man Facing Murder Charge Following Suspicious Death Investigation
Elon Dula, 46, of Sarasota, will face charges of Murder when he is released from Sarasota Memorial Hospital. This is in connection to the suspicious death that happened on Monday, December 12, 2022, just before 5 p.m.
12/13/2022 3:21 PM
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – This Holiday Season, and Every Day
This holiday season, the Sarasota Police Department is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to share the vital message about the dangers of drunk driving.
12/13/2022 2:39 PM
Sarasota Police Department Investigating Homicide; Arrest Made in Case
Eugenia Bright, 43, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Second Degree Murder in connection to a suspicious death that happened on November 21, 2022.
11/28/2022 12:41 PM
Sarasota Police Department Investigating Robbery – FDLE Investigating Sarasota Police Officer Involved Shooting
Robert Briandi is facing charges of Robbery w/ a Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Weapon without Intent to Kill, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer in connection to an armed robbery that happened on Nov. 15, 2022. The video included may be disturbing & viewer discretion is advised.
11/16/2022 3:05 PM
Veterans Day Parade set for Friday, Nov. 11
The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will host its annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11.
11/10/2022 8:40 AM
Road Closures for Veterans Day Parade – Friday, November 11, 2022
The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will co-host the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2022, at 10 a.m. in downtown Sarasota. There will be several road closures & vehicle tow-away zones for the parade beginning November 11, 2022, at 8 a.m.
11/10/2022 7:30 AM
Sarasota Police Department Investigating Traffic Fatality Crash
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality that happened on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at approximately 7 a.m. The crash involved a bicyclist and a dump truck.
11/07/2022 11:25 AM
Free Youth After Hours Event at Payne Park Tennis Center
The City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with the Sarasota Police Department, Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, and Payne Park Tennis Center to present “K.O.P.S. Teen Tennis Night” on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
11/03/2022 7:00 PM
Sarasota Police Department Investigating Traffic Fatality
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing its investigation into a fatal single-vehicle crash on Monday, October 24, 2022, just before 11 a.m. The crash happened near 9th Street and East Avenue, Sarasota.
10/24/2022 6:26 PM