White Van Speaker Scam

Over the last several weeks, there have been several reports of suspicious activity in the retail areas of Charlotte County, most notably the Murdock section. There have been reports of this in the Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, and other big box store parking lots. The reports concern a white van with people selling electronic items and speakers from the... Continue Reading →

School Threat

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office along with the Charlotte County School Department received information of a possible threat of violence that may take place at Port Charlotte High School next week. After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, this threat was deemed to be not credible.  The student who made these threats was interviewed and it was... Continue Reading →

Marlympia/US17 Death Investigation

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 →

Red Dot Program Provides First Responders with Medical Information During Emergencies; Registration is Free

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 →

Community Safety – Reporting Suspicious Activity in Your Neighborhood

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.

Buying or Selling Items Online? Meet at a Designated Safe Zone

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. 

Safety Tips for Summer

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 →

National Missing Children’s Day – May 25

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 →

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