Upcoming CALEA Virtual Assessment

(Charlotte County) – The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is scheduled for a virtual assessment November 15, 2021, through November 17, 2021, as part of a program to continue accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation will encompass both the Law Enforcement... Continue Reading →

CCSO Aviation Team Rescues Lost Hunter

Port Charlotte, FL - November 7, 2021 At around 10pm Saturday evening, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission contacted CCSO, requesting assistance from the CCSO Aviation Unit in finding a missing hunter out in the 80,000+ acre Cecil Webb WMA. Location of the hunter CCSO Aviation responded, aided in the search by use of... Continue Reading →

Domestic Related Investigation Ongoing

UPDATE 11/8: Please follow this link for a message from the Sheriff. At this time, no further information will be provided as the investigation continues. Click Here Earlier this evening, shortly prior to 8 pm, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for service in the 4000 Block of Taylor Road, Punta Gorda.... Continue Reading →

Florida Sheriffs Research Institute Releases Report on Police Response to Resistance

The following is a press release from the Florida Sheriff's Association: (November 2, 2021) - Tallahassee, FL – Today, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Research Institute released their latest report entitled, Police Response to Resistance: How Florida’s Sheriffs React to Violent Encounters. Many Americans falsely believe that officers fire their weapons at least once in... Continue Reading →

Halloween Safety Tips

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- Halloween is a fun time, but trick-or-treating always increases the chance of something really scary happening: injury to our kids. With that in mind, I wanted to share some tips to help everyone enjoy the night safely. Walk Safely• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and... Continue Reading →

Armed Residential Burglary

October 25 - Port Charlotte, FL During the early morning hours (approx. 4:30am) of October 23, Charlotte County Deputies responded to a call for service following an armed residential burglary on Camillia Lane in Port Charlotte. This is an isolated incident and there are no injuries reported at this time. CCSO Major Crimes Unit is... Continue Reading →

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