Make a Call, Make a Difference

As many of our seasonal residents leave for the cooler weather in the North, those of us remaining behind are responsible to keep watch. It’s important to remember to call the Sheriff’s Office anytime you see something suspicious or out of the ordinary routine of your neighborhood. Everyone knows to call 911 in an emergency,... Continue Reading →

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to celebrate the good things our communities do to promote healthy child development, support families and help prevent child abuse and neglect. The first step in helping abused children is learning to recognize the symptoms of child abuse. Although child abuse is divided into four types --... Continue Reading →

Online Romance Scams

"Steal my heart, not my money!" With Valentine's Day around the corner and loneliness at an all-time high, it's important to be on high alert when looking for love online. The online world can be a scary place if you're unaware of the possible dangers that are lurking. On the other hand, it can also... Continue Reading →

Is Your Vessel a Target for Criminals?

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recommends the following practices to make your vessel a hard target for criminals. • Record all of your boat’s information such as serial numbers, ID codes, and HIN. Take photos, and mark your property with a unique code, such as your house number. • Install an alarm system designed for... Continue Reading →

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