Reports and Requests



Welcome to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office on-line crime reporting system. If you have an EMERGENCY, or if the crime you want to report is happening RIGHT NOW, DO NOT use this form; dial "911" on your telephone.

This on-line system is not monitored continuously.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Knowingly submitting a false Crime Report is a misdemeanor / felony under FSS 837.05 and is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.

FSS. 837.05 False reports to law enforcement authorities:
  1. Except as provided in subsection (2), whoever knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of any crime, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 or ss. 775.083.
  2. Whoever knowingly gives false information to a law enforcement officer concerning the alleged commission of a capital felony, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in ss. 775.082, ss. 775.083, or ss.775.084.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Please use this form only to report crimes that occurred within the areas patrolled by the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. If you are not sure, please call (941) 639-2101 to determine which agency services the area where the crime has occurred. If it occurred outside of our service area, please contact the appropriate Law Enforcement Agency.
  2. Complete as many of the lines of the report as you possibly can. This will help us investigate the crime that you are reporting. The report will be reviewed and screened for potential investigation. If you only have partial information, such as part of a license plate number, or description of a vehicle or person, please report whatever you have.
  3. Use this on-line report form if the crime you are reporting fits into one of these categories;
    • Petty Theft (under $300)
    • Miscellaneous Crimes/Incidents ie. Suspicious persons or vehicles (past), information, tips

DO NOT USE THIS FORM IF:

  • you know where the suspect is, or where he/she resides
  • there is physical evidence to be collected
  • there is a present or continuing danger
  • the crime involves domestic violence or crimes resulting in physical injuries

Stolen Vehicles CANNOT be reported on this form.

If the crime does not meet all of the criteria above, please call (941) 639-2101 and request a deputy to respond to your location.

THE NEXT STEPS

If you are ready to fill out the form, there are 4 steps:
  1. Fill out your contact information and crime report
  2. Enter your vehicle information, if applicable
  3. Enter your missing/damaged property, if applicable
  4. Verify and submit your crime report

At the end of the process you will be presented with a copy of the crime report that you can print out for your records.

For a Crime Report please use the above button. To submit a Public Records Request, please click here.


Crime Tip

TO THE PERSON THAT SENT IN AN ONLINE TIP YESTERDAY (01/02/2019)

The Cold Case Detectives want to thank the person that submitted an online tip yesterday January 2, 2019 regarding one of our unsolved homicides. To protect the person that submitted the tip, we are not identifying the case.

This tip is probably right on target and we would very much like to speak with the person that submitted the tip.

You can call 941-575-5361 8:00 AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday and ask for Cold Case. After hours and weekends please leave a message using the same number. We will return the call as soon as possible. Please contact us. We are currently working on that case and we would appreciate any information we can get.

If you absolutely can't contact and speak with us please provide any additional information you have. Please include names of people in the area that have knowledge and may cooperate and speak with us. Again, some of the information we have so far matches information you have provided. We really need detailed information from you so please make contact with us in some way. It would mean a lot to us and the victim's family.

Thank You
Mike, Mike and Kurt

The Cold Case Team

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to submit information regarding any suspected criminal activity. Please use the form below to submit your crime tip information to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. Thank you!

You can submit this form anonymously by leaving your personal information blank.

Your Personal Information (Optional)
Enter First Name
Enter Middle Name
Enter Last Name
Enter your phone number
Enter contact email
Enter address
Enter city
Enter state or province

Crime Description (required)
Please include information that will help us clearly understand your crime tip and be able to act upon it. Information like names, addresses, time of day, date, and locations help us quickly and efficiently handle the incident.
 
 
 

Warrant Inquiry

To request information on a particular warrant, please fill out the information below. All fields are required. Thank you!

Contact Information
Enter Your First Name
Enter Your Last Name
Enter your phone number
Enter contact email
Enter Subjects First Name
Enter Subjects Last Name
Enter Subjects Date of Birth
DISCLAIMER: We are under no obligation to provide information regarding the warrants that our agency holds. Response time to inquiries may take up to 7 business days from the time that the inquiry is submitted, excluding weekends and holidays. If any of the information provided above is found to be incomplete or falsified, a response will not be given. By checking this box and submitting the warrants inquiry form, the inquirer acknowledges his or her understanding of all the terms listed above.
 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Detail Request

To request a detail, please fill out the information below. All fields are required. Thank you!

We will review the completed request and contact you with approval/ disapproval and/ or questions. Contract fulfillment is based on off-duty officer availability and is not a guarantee to fill. If you have further questions you may email: OffDutyDetails@ccsofl.net

Detail Rates

$44.50 per hour for Officer w/out Patrol Vehicle
$47.00 per hour for Officer w/Marked Vehicle
Supervisor Rates apply for a detail that requires 5 or more Deputies:
$50.00 - $55.50 per hour w/out Patrol Vehicle
$52.50 - $58.00 per hour w/Patrol Vehicle
Special Rate: Holiday Rate / Last Minute Requests: $66.50 per hour per Deputy
See Below "Conditions of Permit"

Vendor Information


Enter Business Name
Enter Street Address
Enter City
Enter State
Enter Zip
Enter your phone number
Enter your fax number
Enter contact email

Event Information


Enter Detail Location
Enter Street
Enter City
Enter State
Enter Zip
Enter Point of Contact During Event
Enter Phone Number to reach someone During Event
Enter Event Date
Enter Time From
Enter Time To
Enter Anticipated Crowd Size
Enter Type of Event
Enter Number of Officers Requested
Select Yes or No.

Detail Information


Select Yes or No.
Select Yes or No.
Funeral Escort From
Funeral Escort To
Select Yes or No.
 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CONDITIONS OF PERMIT
Extra-Duty Law Enforcement/Security Related Services


The following are general conditions that the person/business requesting Extra-Duty Law Enforcement/ Security:

1. If you require assistance with a scheduled detail after normal administrative hours, contact must be made with the on-duty Watch Commander by calling 941-639-2101. Normal Administrative Business Days/Hours are defined as Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. excluding holidays.

2. Law Enforcement Extra-Duty Details are invoiced at a minimum of 3 hours.

3. Any Member who is engaged in any extra-duty employment is subject to On-Duty status (call-out) at any time. The Sheriff's Office reserves the right to cancel the detail without notice and to recall the deputy(s) when necessary for community safety without penalty.

4. Extra-Duty employment shall be suspended any time a conflict is found to exist, the employment interested with the member's primary duties as a law enforcement officer, is in violation of State of Federal law or Office policy.

5. The rate charged an employer for extra-duty law enforcement security related services shall be a standardized hourly rate established by the Office which shall include compensation of personnel, any applicable employment taxes, and any administrative costs to administer the program.

6. Off-Duty Detail requests for five (5) or more deputies will require a supervisor to be billed at a higher rate.

7. Payment for any services directly to the member is strictly prohibited. The Office will be responsible for collecting such payment and making disbursement to the member.

8. Extra Duty law enforcement services shall be performed with the boundaries and jurisdiction of Charlotte County.

9. Payments will be made in advance unless other arrangements have been made. If other arrangements have not been made payment MUST be received 48 hours prior to detail start time.

10. Cancellations of service by the Permittee (person/business requesting service) MUST be made at least two (2) full business days in advance. Failure to do so will result in the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office billing permittee for three (3) hours minimum for administrative cost. Notification must be made via email to: Finance@ccsofl.net & WatchCommanders@ccsofl.net.

11. If the employment has been sanctioned and authorized as provided in this policy, liability and Worker's Compensation Insurance Coverage provided by the Sheriff's Office will be in effect if the off-duty deputy sustains an injury while enforcing the criminal, traffic or penal laws of the State or county ordinances while the member is performing extra-duty law enforcement/security related employment.

12. All permits must be obtained 24 hours in advance. In emergent situations exceptions may be made by the program administrator.

13. Holiday Special Rate Defined:

    Holiday Rate applies to any detail/event that begins on the following observed Holidays:

  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

14. Last Minute Detail Request Rate Defined:

  • Any Detail request received two (2) full business days or less of notice prior to start time of event.

15. The Entity understands and consents to the CCSO conducting an assessment of the security needs of the Entity for the event location. The Entity understands the assessment of the referenced security needs by the CCSO is conducted by the CCSO, at their sole and absolute discretion, to allow CCSO to determine the minimum number of extra-duty detail law enforcement personnel adequate for the event. The Entity acknowledges the assessment of security needs by CCSO as set out herein does not constitute a representation, promise, guarantee or warranty by CCSO that CCSO will be able to supply the minimum number of off-duty or extra-duty detail law enforcement personnel which CCSO determines are required.

The Entity understands the extra duty detail services provided to the Entity are intended to offer an immediate presence of uniformed, sworn law enforcement personnel and to, by their presence alone, serve to potentially deter unruly or unlawful behavior. The Entity fully understands and accepts that by CCSO providing extra duty detail services pursuant to this Agreement CCSO is not assuming any duties of protection or care to any persons who may or may not be present at the location of the event. The Entity acknowledges the extra-duty detail services provided by CCSO are merely to serve as a supplement to other measures and/or care provided or taken by the Entity and the Entity specifically DOES NOT expect or rely on CCSO to exclusively assume any duties of care.

16. The primary duties and essential functions of law enforcement personnel providing extra-duty detail services shall be as assigned by CCSO command. The selection and scheduling of the law enforcement personnel providing extra-duty detail services shall be in accordance with the practices and policies of CCSO.

17. The parties to this Agreement are solely independent of each other and are contracting with each other for the sole purpose of the obligations set forth in the Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall create a partnership, joint venture, agency, or employer/employee relationship. Neither party may make, or undertake, any commitments or obligations on behalf of the other.

18. The failure of CCSO to insist on any one or more instances of performance of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or to exercise any right or privilege contained in this Agreement, or the waiver of any breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, shall not be considered as having waived any such terms, conditions, rights or privileges of the Agreement, and the same shall continue and remain in force and effect.

19. It is the intention of the parties that this Agreement is in compliance with all relevant state and federal statutes, regulations, and governmental agency guidelines governing the relationship between the parties at the time of execution. If any provision of this Agreement is subsequently rendered invalid or unenforceable by any local, state or federal statute or regulation, or declared null and void by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

20. This Agreement is intended solely for the benefit of the parties hereto and shall not, directly or by implication, create any rights, claims, obligations, or duties to any third party not a signatory to this Agreement.

21. This Agreement shall not be assigned in whole or in part by either party without the express prior written consent of the other party.

22. This Agreement shall be controlled, interpreted, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida without regard to conflict of laws. The exclusive venue for any dispute arising out of this Agreement shall be in a court of competent jurisdiction in Charlotte County, Florida.

23. This Agreement may only be modified or amended by the mutual written agreement of the parties. Any such modification or amendment shall be signed by each party and shall be attached to and become a part of this Agreement.

24. The Entity agrees to indemnify and hold harmless CCSO, and its employees, volunteers, and agents for and from any and all claims (direct or derivative), damages, costs, expenses, demands of whatsoever kind or nature, and causes of action, to the extent arising from or related to the Entity’s negligence or wrongful acts or omissions or in connection with this Agreement. This indemnification obligation shall not be subject to any limitation as to the amount or type of recovery sought, or, on the amount or type of insurance coverage secured by the Entity.

25. Nothing herein contained in this Agreement is intended, nor shall be construed, to waive any of the limitations of liability and other defenses provided by sovereign immunity and the strict financial limitations set forth in Florida Statute 768.28.

26. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall in any way limit or impeded application of the indemnification language in Florida Statute 30.2905.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first written above.

By entering your First and Last Name in this box you are stating you have read and agree to the terms of this agreement.

Enter First and Last Name to Accept Agreement

Traffic Enforcement

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to submit information regarding areas of the county that may need additional traffic enforcement. Please use the form below to submit a traffic enforcement request for any part of our County you believe needs additional attention from your Sheriff's Office.

If you wish to be contacted regarding your traffic enforcement request you may include your contact information, otherwise you may leave that section blank.

Contact Information
Enter Your Name
Enter your phone number
Enter contact email
Enter your street address
Enter your city

Problem/Violation Information (Required)
Please select the approximate time the problem occurs.
Please include information that will help us clearly understand your request.
Please select the type of location for the request.
Please describe the location or give the nessary details.
 

Records Request

NOTICE OF CUSTODIAN OF PUBLIC RECORDS

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Custodian of Public Records is Kerri Towsey, Records Supervisor. Requests for public records can be submitted in writing at The Charlotte County Sheriff's website at www.ccso.org under "Contact Us" or in writing directed to Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Attn: Custodian of Public Records 7474 Utilities Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33982.

Florida Records Law

The Florida Public records law, Chapter 119, F.S. requires that all state, county, and municipal records, except certain confidential or exempt records will be open for personal inspection by any citizen. The right to examine or to obtain copies of public records is limited to reasonable times of day (i.e. 8:00am to 5:00 pm) and under reasonable conditions. Prior to viewing by the public, the agency must make sure that no confidential or exempt information is disclosed. Confidential/exempt information will be removed or redacted from the file.

Make A Records Request / Records Portal

By law, the Sheriff must maintain a harassment free workplace. This obligation is extended to non-employees and customers.

Requests that seem to contain language that is intended to harass or cause emotional distress to a selected group will be closed.