Happy New Year!

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office district and administrative offices will be closed Friday, December 31 in observance of the New Year holiday. We'll see you in 2022!

Residential Structure Fire with Fatality

At approximately 3:30am, deputies responded to a residential structure fire at 3398 Pinetree St. in Port Charlotte. Unfortunately, the sole occupant of the home, Jennifer Ann Dirrane, was discovered deceased inside. At this time, the State Fire Marshall and medical examiner believe this to be an accidental fire with no signs of suspicious activity. The... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas, Charlotte County!

Christmas is nearly here and I, for one, can’t wait. I love those moments when the whole family can get together and enjoy the magic of the holiday. This year, we have so much to celebrate. As we do that, we will also be mindful of how fortunate we are to be able to.   There are many people, even... Continue Reading →

CCSO Offices Closed to Observe Christmas

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Administrative and District Offices will be closed Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 in observation of the Christmas holiday. Please dial 911 in an emergency or (941) 639-0013 for non-emergencies. We wish you all a safe and merry Christmas!

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Five to the E911 Board

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2021 Contact: Governor’s Press Office, (850) 717-9282, media@eog.myflorida.com Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Daniel Carroll, Jarrod Shupe, Chuck Spalding, Laurene Anderson and Christine Cooper to the E911 Board.      Daniel Carroll Carroll, of Crestview, is the 911 Coordinator for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. He is... Continue Reading →

Shop With A Cop 2021

This week, we "wrapped up" our final two (of four total) annual Shop With A Cop events. We were joined by members of the Punta Gorda Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Peace River Search and Rescue (with their K9s). My deputies and I love to see the joy... Continue Reading →

School Violence Threats

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, as well as local school officials, state, and national law enforcement, are aware of the nationwide trend of school violence threats on social media. To this end, we will have increased presence and attention for all schools in our county. We urge parents and guardians to discuss the seriousness of... Continue Reading →

3 Punta Gorda Residents Arrested on Various Charges

December 14, 2021 – Punta Gorda, FL  A father, his son, and his son's girlfriend were arrested Tuesday, December 14 on charges of possession of firearms by convicted felons, possession of a trafficking amount of methamphetamine (approx. 100 grams), child neglect, and possession of contraband.  On Tuesday, December 14, deputies responded to a recreational vehicle storage... Continue Reading →

18th Annual Shop With A Cop

Every year, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office partners with Charlotte County Public Schools, all of the Walmart stores in the county, and other local law enforcement agencies for our annual Shop With A Cop event. This began here in 2004 and the program has grown in numbers and popularity. This year, more than 130 kids... Continue Reading →

Attempted Theft at Liquor Store

December 6, 2021 – Port Charlotte, FL  Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call at the Port Charlotte Sam’s Club liquor store regarding an attempted theft and employees being sprayed with a chemical agent.  At approximately 4:30pm on Monday, December 6, three females entered the liquor store and began to fill a cart. Once they had loaded... Continue Reading →

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