DeSantis issues executive order directing all restaurants to move to take-out, delivery only; Closure of Fitness Centers

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Friday March 20,2020 directing all restaurants in the state to suspend all dine-in food and alcohol consumption inside establishments. Instead, establishments may continue to operate under a take-out and delivery basis only. This executive order does not include retail stores that sell sealed containers of alcohol... Continue Reading →

Price Gouging During State of Emergency: Second Degree Misdemeanor

Under Florida's laws, 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. For more information, visit CCSO Blog

Important COVID-19 UPDATE

As your local law enforcement agency, we will continue to be a source of trustworthy information as it is our duty to protect our community. We are closely monitoring the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and are in constant communication with state and local officials. We are taking the proper precautions based on the guidance... Continue Reading →

COVID-19, Necessary Precautions

Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52, declaring a State of Emergency for COVID-19. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has been closely monitoring the situation and is in contact with Florida Department of Health. Due to the recent Executive Order released by Governor DeSantis, we are taking preventative measures to protect our staff and... Continue Reading →

Operation Dry Streets

On March 13th through the 15th, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Sheriffs Association, to include the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department will conduct a joint DUI enforcement operation throughout the state of Florida. This operation is presented and directed by Sheriff Bill Prummell,... Continue Reading →

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