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 →

Senior Citizen Day

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell Today is National Senior Citizen’s Day, so I want to take a minute to recognize the seniors in our community. What makes Charlotte County great is our people... and with over 40% of our population being over the age of 65, it’s no secret that our seniors are a... Continue Reading →

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell

Eighty-three, the eye-opening number of overdoses in Charlotte County since January. This number includes 13 heartbroken families who have suffered the loss of a loved one to addiction within that same time frame. Over my career I have seen how drugs have destroyed individuals, families, neighborhoods.  As your Sheriff, it has always been a priority... Continue Reading →

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