Website Spoof Scam

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has learned of a new scam utilizing spoofs of sheriff’s office websites. In this scam, the perpetrators are creating fake websites that look nearly identical to the official sites of government agencies. They will call and attempt to convince the victim that they are being fined for not reporting to... Continue Reading →

Off Duty Officer Accidentally Discharges Firearm

On Sunday, September 27, 2020 at approximately 2:00 PM members of the Charlotte County Sheriff Office responded to Bert's Black Widow Harley Davidson, 2224 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte for a reported accidental discharge of a firearm within the business. Upon arrival, it was determined there was a firearm that was indeed accidentally discharged and... Continue Reading →

Suicide Prevention Month

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Right now, as you read this, someone in our community is thinking about ending their life. Depression on its own can be debilitating; but is even more challenging in today's "socially distant" world. Many people have lost their ability to see friends and family members, go out and do... Continue Reading →

Body Worn Camera Update

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- At the end of July, I shared our progress of narrowing down our options out of the body worn camera industry leaders. As we move towards full implementation, it is my intention to share each step we take with the community. In the very beginning of this process the... Continue Reading →

Remembering 9/11

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell Today, we reflect back on the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on that tragic day 19 years ago. We remember the innumerable police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, and volunteers who responded to the tragedy without hesitation, and the sacrifices they made to do so. We remember... Continue Reading →

Contraband Crackdown at Charlotte Correctional Institution

A 5-month long investigation, lands one woman in handcuffs after conspiring with inmates to bring contraband into the Charlotte Correctional Institution. Through collaborative efforts between several units within the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, North Port Police Department, the FBI Prison division, and Warden Snider, a significant amount of contraband was intercepted prior to entering the... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (NETFORCE)

In late 2019, State Attorney Amira Fox created the Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, also known as NETFORCE, to coordinate a circuit-wide approach to identifying, investigating, and dismantling long-term organized crime, narcotics, racketeering, and money-laundering criminal enterprises. Sheriff Prummell attends NETFORCE Press Conference- Photo courtesy of SAO Along with Charlotte County, NETFORCE covers Lee, Collier, Glades,... Continue Reading →

Back to School in Charlotte County

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Whether you are learning or teaching at a brick-and-mortar school, virtual learning, or tackling the world of homeschool, I hope your first week back was met with eager students, smiling eyes, and a return to some normalcy. We must be patient during this time as administration, teachers and students... Continue Reading →

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