Venice, Florida Jail and Mugshot Information

Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida. The city is located south of Nokomis and north of Englewood. Venice is a principal city of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Venice had a population of approximately 20,748 in the year 2016. Venice was established in 1926. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles.

The City of Venice uses a council-manager form of government. This system combines the political leadership of elected officials in the form of a city council with the managerial experience of a city manager.

The Mayor of the City of Venice is John Holic. Mayor Holic can be contacted by email at jholic@venicegov.com.

John Holic, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City of Venice
401 West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 486-2626
Fax: (941) 480-3031
Email: jholic@venicegov.com

Venice City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Venice, Florida was 114.8, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Florida and other state lists, there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Venice, Florida as of November 25, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Venice to the number of sex offenders is 479 to 1.

Venice, Florida Police Station Information

There were an estimated 398 total crimes per 100,000 people in Venice, 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 Venice is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Venice, there were an estimated 24 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 374 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 Venice, Florida:

  • The overall crime rate in Venice is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.84 daily crimes that occur in Venice.
  • Venice is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Venice you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Venice has decreased by 10%.

Venice Police Department

Tom Mattmuller is the Chief of Police of Venice Police Department, Chief Mattmuller can be contacted at (941) 486-2444 and by email at tmattmuller@venicegov.com.

Tom Mattmuller, Chief of Police
Venice Police Department
City of Venice
1350 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, Florida 34292
Phone: (941) 486-2444
Fax: (941) 480-3027
Email: tmattmuller@venicegov.com
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venice Police Dept
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Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Information

Tom Knight is the Sheriff of Sarasota County, Florida. 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
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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 Jail Visitations
Sarasota Jail Visitations Mail

Open Records Request in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida

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

Lori Stelzer, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Venice
401 West Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: 941-882-7396

Search City Records Online:

City Records Online
Venice City Clerk

Venice 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 Venice, 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.

Sarasota Detention Inmates

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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