Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Domestic violence occurs in many ways, with some being easier to detect than others. A bruise, broken bone, or black eye can be obvious - and often explained away with a quick story about tripping or some other accident. What about emotional abuse? This also falls under the “domestic... Continue Reading →

Improvement to 9-1-1 Calls

Update Allows Dispatchers Access to Important Medical Information Both Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Punta Gorda Police Department 9-1-1 Centers are using a secure web-based platform through Rapid SOS that allows access to emergency data via applications completed by the phone owner. This data is only provided by you when you create a profile and... Continue Reading →

Bullying Prevention Month

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Bullying tends to be seen as a kid issue in grade school or on the playground. First, let me say that bullying is not just a kids issue (but statistically, 1 in 4 kids in school are bullied). Bullying happens in all facets of life - including social media,... Continue Reading →

Website Spoof Scam

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has learned of a new scam utilizing spoofs of sheriff’s office websites. In this scam, the perpetrators are creating fake websites that look nearly identical to the official sites of government agencies. They will call and attempt to convince the victim that they are being fined for not reporting to... Continue Reading →

Off Duty Officer Accidentally Discharges Firearm

On Sunday, September 27, 2020 at approximately 2:00 PM members of the Charlotte County Sheriff Office responded to Bert's Black Widow Harley Davidson, 2224 El Jobean Rd., Port Charlotte for a reported accidental discharge of a firearm within the business. Upon arrival, it was determined there was a firearm that was indeed accidentally discharged and... Continue Reading →

Suicide Prevention Month

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- Right now, as you read this, someone in our community is thinking about ending their life. Depression on its own can be debilitating; but is even more challenging in today's "socially distant" world. Many people have lost their ability to see friends and family members, go out and do... Continue Reading →

Body Worn Camera Update

From the Desk of Sheriff Prummell- At the end of July, I shared our progress of narrowing down our options out of the body worn camera industry leaders. As we move towards full implementation, it is my intention to share each step we take with the community. In the very beginning of this process the... Continue Reading →

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