January is Move Over Month

As a reminder, Florida law requires drivers to move over a lane for stopped law enforcement, emergency, sanitation, utility service vehicles, tow trucks or wreckers, and (just added in 2021) emergency vessels, road and bridge maintenance and construction vehicles. Preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shows that in 2021,... Continue Reading →

Business burglar apprehended in Laishley Park

Charlotte County, FL - January 14, 2022 William Crow Jr. (10/01/1980) The owner of a Port Charlotte business reported missing funds after reviewing receipts from recent transactions. Once the discovery was made, the owner began reviewing surveillance footage and noticed a subject inside the business with an employee. The subject was described as a bald... Continue Reading →

A Glance Behind with a Focus Forward

2021 marked our centennial year of service to Charlotte County, and I received the honor of again being sworn in as your sheriff to lead this agency. The year was not without challenges, as COVID continued to wreak havoc on all of us, but there were some other positive moments worth noting. As 2021 comes... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office district and administrative offices will be closed Friday, December 31 in observance of the New Year holiday. We'll see you in 2022!

Residential Structure Fire with Fatality

At approximately 3:30am, deputies responded to a residential structure fire at 3398 Pinetree St. in Port Charlotte. Unfortunately, the sole occupant of the home, Jennifer Ann Dirrane, was discovered deceased inside. At this time, the State Fire Marshall and medical examiner believe this to be an accidental fire with no signs of suspicious activity. The... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Charlotte County!

Christmas is nearly here and I, for one, can’t wait. I love those moments when the whole family can get together and enjoy the magic of the holiday. This year, we have so much to celebrate. As we do that, we will also be mindful of how fortunate we are to be able to.   There are many people, even... Continue Reading →

CCSO Offices Closed to Observe Christmas

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Administrative and District Offices will be closed Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Please dial 911 in an emergency or (941) 639-0013 for non-emergencies. We wish you all a safe and merry Christmas!

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