Mental Health Awareness Month

Written by Kelly Decker, MA, LMHCMental Health Unit with Charlotte County Sheriff's Office // Charlotte Behavioral Health Care You Are Not Alone!  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month works to fight the stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for polices to support individuals with mental illness... Continue Reading →

Suspect arrested in Fleetwood Drive Shooting

Port Charlotte, FL David Patrick Wanser (04/13/94) Around 4:40am on Saturday, May 15, a 911 call was placed by a neighbor reporting several gunshots. Deputies arrived on scene at Fleetwood Drive NW in Port Charlotte to find evidence of several gunshots into a vehicle which was parked outside a home. Early on in the investigation... Continue Reading →

CCSO resumes fingerprint services

Starting Monday, May 17, 2021 the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will once again resume fingerprinting services. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will resume limited fingerprint services electronically through Live Scan only.  This fingerprint service will be offered Monday through Friday during the limited time frames listed below. This will be by appointment only, no walk-ins... Continue Reading →

CCSO Corrections deputy appointment withdrawn prior to completion of Internal Investigation

Charlotte County, FL- An internal investigation into Charlotte County Sheriff's Office corrections deputy Mark DeHart began on January 13, 2021. This investigation stemming from the suicide of inmate James Palmucci on October 26, 2020 concluded after a lengthy investigation into DeHart's actions while on duty. Internal Affairs staff members and Sheriff Bill Prummell determined at... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office CERT team places 2nd in West Virginia Penitentiary Mock Prison Riot Training

Charlotte County, FL- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an elite group of certified Detention staff that was established to provide specialized services in response to emergency situations that can occur in a jail setting. This team works throughout the year to learn and master the most up to date... Continue Reading →

Safety is not seasonal

In 2020, there were 68 preventable fatalities of children due to drowning in Florida. The heartbreaking reality is that out of those 68, 81% were 3 and under. Teaching water awareness to young children is extremely important. Drowning can happen in any body of water, not just pools. In fact, children can drown in as... Continue Reading →

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