Sarasota, Florida Jail and Mugshot Information

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County, Florida. Sarasota is a principal city of the Sarasota Metropolitan Area, and is the seat of Sarasota County. The City of Sarasota had a population of approximately 53,326 in the year 2016. Sarasota was established in 1902. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 25.9 square miles.

The City of Sarasota uses a commission-manager form of government. There are five City Commissioners, two are elected at-large and three are elected from single-member districts. In April of each year the Commissioners select a Mayor and Vice Mayor from among their members.

The mayor of Sarasota is Liz Alpert. Mayor Alpert can be contacted at (941) 954-4115 and by email at Liz.Alpert@sarasotafl.gov.

Liz Alpert, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City of Sarasota
1565 1st Street, Room 101
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 954-4115
Email: Liz.Alpert@sarasotafl.gov

Sarasota City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Sarasota, Florida was 333.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Florida and other state lists, there were 281 registered sex offenders living in Sarasota, Florida as of November 20, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Sarasota to the number of sex offenders is 201 to 1.

Sarasota, Florida Police Station Information

There were an estimated 2,490 total crimes per 100,000 people in Sarasota, Florida. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Florida which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Sarasota is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Sarasota, there were an estimated 291 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Florida is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 2,199 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Florida average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Sarasota, Florida:

  • The overall crime rate in Sarasota is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.24 daily crimes that occur in Sarasota.
  • Sarasota is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sarasota you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sarasota has decreased by 9%.

Sarasota Police Department

Bernadette DiPino is the Chief of Police of Sarasota Police Department, Chief DiPino can be contacted at (941) 954-7002.

Bernadette DiPino, Chief of Police
Sarasota Police Department
City of Sarasota
2099 Adams Lane,
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 954-7002
Phone: (941) 366-8000 (Police Station)
Non-Emergency: (941) 316-1199
Fax: (941) 954-7034

Sarasota Police Dept

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Information

The City of Sarasota is located in Sarasota County, Florida. The Sheriff of Sarasota County is Tom Knight. Sheriff Knight can be contacted at (941) 861-5800.

The physical address of Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is:

Headquarters
6010 Cattleridge Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone: (941) 861-5800
Non-emergency: (941) 316-1201
Emergency: 9-1-1
Lobby hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

South Office
4531 State Road 776
Venice, FL 34293-5966
Phone: (941) 861-1701
Lobby hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sarasota County Sheriff
Sarasota Sheriff Facebook

The physical location of Sarasota County Jail is:

2020 Main St,
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: (941) 861-4601

Sarasota County Jail

Sending Mail to Inmates at Sarasota County Jail:

Inmate’s name
P.O. Box 49588
Sarasota, FL 34230

Sending Money to Inmates at Sarasota County Jail:

  • Money orders may be mailed to inmates at: Access Corrections, P.O. Box 12486 St. Louis, MO 63132.
  • Deposits are accepted at an automated Kiosk located in the jail lobby, 2020 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34237. The Kiosk is available 24 hours a day and accepts cash or credit/debit cards (NO money orders or $1 bills). There is a service charge of $4.00 for cash deposits and $4.00 for credit/debit card deposits.
  • Money may also be deposited 24/7 at www.smartdeposit.com or by calling 1.866-394-0490.

Visitations Hours at Sarasota County Jail:

Internet Visits: 08:30 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 18:00 pm (Everyday)
On Site Visits: 09:00 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 18:00 pm (Everyday)

To schedule visitation appointments, visit

Sarasota Sheriff Inmates Visitations
Sarasota County Jail Visitations

Open Records Request in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida

All public records requests s directed to the City Clerk’s Office. The location and the records request contact information of the City Clerk’s Office is as follows:

Sharon Lauther, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Sarasota
City Hall, Room 110,
1565 First Street,
Sarasota, FL, 34236
Phone: (941) 954-4160

Sarasota City Records Online
Sarasota City Public Records Requests
Sarasota City Public Records Requests Form
Sarasota City Clerk

Sarasota is located in Sarasota County. Public records can also be requested at the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office offers online report requests to individuals and companies. To initiate a Public Records Request, download and fill out the Public Records Request Form and send it to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Records Management Bureau via:

Sarasota Sheriff Public Records Request Form

You can send the Public Records Request Form in the following ways:

  • Email: recordsrequest@Sarasotasheriff.org
  • Phone: 863-298-6300
  • In Person: 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven, FL, 33880
  • Public Records Custodian: Jennifer McCain, jmccain@Sarasotasheriff.org

Public Records Requests at The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office:

Sarasota Sheriff Public Records
Statewide Official Records

Police Logs in Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida

This database contains possible active warrants that are held by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. You need to complete the Anonymous Wanted Person Tip Form by first submitting a search for the wanted person. You may also call the warrants unit at 863-298-6499 or email wanted@Sarasotasheriff.org during normal business hours.

Sarasota Sheriff Warrant

Warrants can be filtered by their last name, city, zip code and gender.

Inmates Search at Sarasota County Detention Facility:

Sarasota Sheriff Jail Inquiry

Inmates can be filtered by their last name, first name, and booking date.

For statewide criminal history information, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records, (850) 410-8109, or visit the website.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records:

Department of Law Enforcement

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search:

This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime.

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

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