A Message From Sheriff Prummell

Hurricane Ian has left the entire county in a bad way – no power, no water in many areas, roads flooded and traffic lights out, and homes destroyed. Some have lost their lives. First responders and utility workers are working around the clock to rectify what we can as quickly as possible. The curfew that... Continue Reading →

Emergency line 9-1-1, back online

Charlotte County, FL - September 30, 2022 The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office emergency 9-1-1 line is now back online. Please reserve this line for emergencies only. In non-emergency situations, please contact 941-833-4161. If you are unable to dial out, you can also text to 9-1-1.

Temporary 911 Replacement Lines

September 29, 2022 - Charlotte County, FL Following the destruction of Hurricane Ian, many telephone lines are down throughout Charlotte County. In order to meet the needs of our residents, the Communications Center has begun utilizing cell phones to take emergency calls. Please note that this is a temporary solution, and it does limit the... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Jail Visitation Cancelation

Charlotte County, FL - September 26, 2022 In advance of the impeding Hurricane Ian, the Charlotte County Jail will be closing on-site visitation beginning Tuesday from 2pm through Thursday with a re-evaluation on Friday, September 26. This does not effect at-home visitation during this timeframe. Any questions can be directed to the Charlotte County Jail... Continue Reading →

Price Gouging During State of Emergency: Second Degree Misdemeanor

Charlotte County, FL - September 26, 2022 Under Florida law, it is illegal to charge unconscionable prices for goods or services following a declared state of emergency. ( Florida Statute 501.160 ) This statute covers any essential commodities and services, meaning any good or service that is required for use as a direct result of the emergency. Gouging complaints are investigated by first... Continue Reading →

Lt. Williams Graduates FBI National Academy

Charlotte County, FL - September 21, 2022 Two hundred and thirty-four law enforcement officers graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on September 13, 2022. The 283rd session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The class included members of law enforcement agencies... Continue Reading →

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