The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office was contacted early this afternoon at approximately 12:40 pm regarding a report of a body being sighted by a passerby in a drainage ditch at the intersection of U.S.17 and Marlympia Way, Punta Gorda. Initial inspection of the body was that of a still unidentified male. The body did not... Continue Reading →
The Red Dot Program is a medical alert program that allows 911 personnel and first responders to access important medical and emergency contact information for participating members. When Firefighters, Paramedics, or Law Enforcement arrive at your home to provide emergency care, they may ask you and/or your family members the questions below. What is your... Continue Reading →
As many of our seasonal residents enjoy 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, but have you saved our non-emergency number in your phone? The dispatch line for non-emergencies (941-639-0013) is answered 24 hours a day by a friendly dispatcher who is ready to provide assistance.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to be safe when conducting business transactions resulting from online commerce by choosing safe areas to meet for the exchange of goods and money. Each of our District Offices has as E-Commerce Exchange Safe Zone for customers meeting with individuals to transact business resulting from online deals.
Happy first day of Summer! We know it's felt like Summer here since March, but this is a National day, so we'll join in the celebration. As vacations begin, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is here to help ensure your plans go uninterrupted. Remember that crime, particularly package thefts, tends to increase over the summer.... Continue Reading →
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. Each year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) commemorates Missing Children's Day with a ceremony honoring the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children. Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with... Continue Reading →
Lieutenant John Heck, Jr., recently completed the 139th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute (SPI). Lieutenant Heck graduated the prestigious program on the Dean's List. He currently serves as the Major Case Commander within our agency. The Southern Police Institute is part of the Department of Criminal Justice of the University of Louisville.... Continue Reading →
Deputy First Class Joella Moore was recently honored by the Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) with their Law Enforcement Commendation Medal. The medal recognized her work with the youth at Crossroads New Hope Academy, as a school resource officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, and in her personal life... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) had the opportunity to attend and compete in a competition and training event called the Mock Prison Riot. Held every spring at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, the Mock Prison Riot features hands-on training and technology exposure to corrections, law enforcement, military, and public... Continue Reading →