Lieutenant Christopher Williams has graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association's prestigious Commanders Academy. Representing the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office in the 6th graduating class, Lt. Williams was among personnel representing 29 Florida sheriffs' offices.
Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, May 25, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on eleven commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. Ten of the establishments checked were in compliance.
At approximately 7:00am this morning, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a concerning social media post that was shared by a student who attends Punta Gorda Middle School. The Punta Gorda Police Department was notified and they increased their presence at the school. The student was intercepted at their bus stop and is... Continue Reading →
The Florida Commission on Offender Review held hearings today at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Headquarters on Utilities Road in Punta Gorda. A total of 41 hearings were held today, bringing in a total of 116 visitors to the agency. Representatives from local government attended the hearings, as well as members of the State Attorney's Office and the Fraternal Order of Police.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children. Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Strategic Targeted Area Response (STAR) Team, located and arrested two burglary suspects last night. The arrested subjects are suspects in 17 burglaries in Charlotte County as well as several burglaries in North Port's jurisdiction. Detectives were able to recover a stolen ATV, stolen vehicle, 3 firearms, and other miscellaneous stolen property.
Detectives have arrested a suspect for a spree of burglaries to unlocked vehicles that occurred in the Deep Creek area, and one in Port Charlotte. The Deep Creek burglaries occurred on the evening of May 6th into the early morning hours of May 7th, and the burglary in Port Charlotte was reported on the evening... Continue Reading →
Lieutenant John Heck, Jr., recently completed the 139th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute (SPI). Lieutenant Heck graduated the prestigious program on the Dean's List. He currently serves as the Major Case Commander within our agency. The Southern Police Institute is part of the Department of Criminal Justice of the University of Louisville.... Continue Reading →
Deputy First Class Joella Moore was recently honored by the Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) with their Law Enforcement Commendation Medal. The medal recognized her work with the youth at Crossroads New Hope Academy, as a school resource officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, and in her personal life... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) had the opportunity to attend and compete in a competition and training event called the Mock Prison Riot. Held every spring at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, the Mock Prison Riot features hands-on training and technology exposure to corrections, law enforcement, military, and public... Continue Reading →