Halloween Safety Tips

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- Halloween is a fun time, but trick-or-treating always increases the chance of something really scary happening: injury to our kids. With that in mind, I wanted to share some tips to help everyone enjoy the night safely. Walk Safely• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and... Continue Reading →

Armed Residential Burglary

October 25 - Port Charlotte, FL During the early morning hours (approx. 4:30am) of October 23, Charlotte County Deputies responded to a call for service following an armed residential burglary on Camillia Lane in Port Charlotte. This is an isolated incident and there are no injuries reported at this time. CCSO Major Crimes Unit is... Continue Reading →

Sheriff Prummell Receives National Recognition as Board Member of the Year

Coalition of Residential Excellence Executive Director Don Forrester recognized Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell as the Catherine Hershey Board Member of the Year.  Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Bill Frye (left), Sheriff Prummell (center), Don Forrester (right). The following is a press release from Maria Knapp, Executive Vice President of Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches: Charlotte County... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 Copper has received donation of body armor

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 Copper has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Copper’s vest was sponsored by National Police Association and embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by NationalPolice.org”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in... Continue Reading →

October 18 Marks Official Launch of Integrated Response for Intervention and Support (IRIS) Program

Recognizing the need for more efficient and effective mental health crises responses, CCSO has partnered with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to provide an immediate, multi-faceted response. The IRIS Team will be available to respond to certain calls for service and assist our community with mental health/substance abuse related calls. This is a co-responder team consisting... Continue Reading →

National Crime Prevention Month

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- Charlotte County is one of the safest counties in the state, and I think it's important to recognize the efforts being made by our Crime Prevention Unit to keep it that way. With October being National Crime Prevention Month, there is no better time to place a spotlight... Continue Reading →

Faith and Blue weekend

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- Faith and Blue is a national organization that strives to bring communities together, forming local partnerships through the connections of faith-based organizations and law enforcement agencies. To facilitate this, agencies across the country are coordinating with their local churches to put on events that bring their people together... Continue Reading →

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