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 →

Waste Management’s Waste Watch Program; Reporting Suspicious Activity This past October, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office participated in the latest training of Waste Management’s drivers in its community safety program Waste Watch. Through this program, company drivers act as an extra set of eyes and ears for sheriff’s deputies, police, fire department and emergency services, reporting emergencies or any suspicious activity that... Continue Reading →

The Social Media Conversation

As most of our local schools take a break for the holidays, there will be many opportunities for families to spend a little extra time together – a break from the daily rush of extra-curricular activities. This extra time presents an opportunity to discuss social media use and the internet with your children. You probably... Continue Reading →

Preventing Overdose Through Safe Disposal of Medications and Seeking Help for Addiction

As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, it is important to remember that prevention is a critical element to reduce addiction and overdose. Safely disposing of unused medications is one prevention step we all can take. Drug Free Charlotte County has “DisposalRx” medication disposal pouches available, at no cost, to residents in our county. These pouches... Continue Reading →

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