Concrete Action

Were Sarasota Police Expecting a Riot After Video Emerged of Officer Kneeling on a Man's Neck?

Concrete barricades went up in front of the Sarasota Police Station as a precaution, police say.

06/03/2020 By Susan Burns

Rescue Mission

Pregnant Manatee Rescued On Siesta Key

The mother manatee—who had fresh boat strike wounds—gave birth to her calf today at SeaWorld Orlando, where she is being monitored around the clock.

05/12/2020 By Staff

Weekly planner

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a country concert and food truck rally and a community barbecue with the Sarasota Police Department.

01/08/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Health News

Sarasota Police Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The public can bring pills for disposal to the lobby of the Sarasota Police Department or Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy.

10/18/2019 By Staff

Education

"Books & Badges" Literacy Event Takes Place Today

The dual-purpose event will provide free books for low-income children to read and mitigate summer learning loss, as well as provide positive interaction with officers.

07/16/2019 By Staff

Blue + You

Sarasota Police Department to Host Community Barbecue

The "Blue + You BBQ" will take place Saturday, June 9, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Gillespie Park.

06/03/2019 By Staff

Take Back

Sarasota Police Collect 38 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs During National Take-Back Day

Members of the DEA will collect the drugs that were dropped off from the Sarasota Police Department property unit and dispose of them properly.

04/30/2019 By Staff

Article

Preventing Opportunistic Crimes the Focus of Next Neighborhood Group Meeting

On Monday, Jan. 9, the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will host a discussion of how to prevent opportunistic crimes.

01/04/2017 By staff

One Day

A Day in the Life of Sarasota Police Officer Devin Epps

Officer Devin Epps helps keep the streets of downtown Sarasota safe.

09/02/2016 By Pam Daniel Photography by Robert Castro