Body Worn Camera Update

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- At the end of July, I shared our progress of narrowing down our options out of the body worn camera industry leaders. As we move towards full implementation, it is my intention to share each step we take with the community. In the very beginning of this process the... Continue Reading →

Remembering 9/11

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell Today, we reflect back on the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on that tragic day 19 years ago. We remember the innumerable police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and volunteers who responded to the tragedy without hesitation, and the sacrifices they made to do so. We remember... Continue Reading →

Contraband Crackdown at Charlotte Correctional Institution

A 5-month long investigation, lands one woman in handcuffs after conspiring with inmates to bring contraband into the Charlotte Correctional Institution. Through collaborative efforts between several units within the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, North Port Police Department, the FBI Prison division, and Warden Snider, a significant amount of contraband was intercepted prior to entering the... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (NETFORCE)

In late 2019, State Attorney Amira Fox created the Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, also known as NETFORCE, to coordinate a circuit-wide approach to identifying, investigating, and dismantling long-term organized crime, narcotics, racketeering, and money-laundering criminal enterprises. Sheriff Prummell attends NETFORCE Press Conference- Photo courtesy of SAO Along with Charlotte County, NETFORCE covers Lee, Collier, Glades,... Continue Reading →

Back to School in Charlotte County

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Whether you are learning or teaching at a brick-and-mortar school, virtual learning, or tackling the world of homeschool, I hope your first week back was met with eager students, smiling eyes, and a return to some normalcy. We must be patient during this time as administration, teachers and students... Continue Reading →

International Overdose Awareness Day

Charlotte County, FL- International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year that aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death. Here in Charlotte County, we have seen a rise in the number of individuals who have experienced an overdose. Some of these overdoses have... Continue Reading →

The Florida Sheriffs Association and The Florida Police Chiefs Association Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Heroes

FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF PRUMMELL The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) have designated the month of September 2020, to honor the service and sacrifice of Florida law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2020. This includes those lost to COVID-19 while protecting our communities. So... Continue Reading →

Narcotics Arrest Makes for Sad Birthday

While traveling in the area of Tamiami Trail & Rio Villa. Punta Gorda, a member in an undercover vehicle witnessed a white Chevy 4-door roll through the posted stop bar and onto Tamiami Trail North. After continuing to follow the vehicle, it darted across three lanes (within 100 ft of the intersection) and turned right... Continue Reading →

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