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Extremely low crime rates show Venice’s crime prevention programs to be effective.

Law enforcement encompasses Venice Police Department, Fish and Wildlife, Sarasota County Sheriff Department and Florida Highway Patrol. Sarasota County Law Enforcement offers protective service with impressive results achieved by the sincere dedication of our Law Enforcement personnel. Efficient and exceptional service is attained by openness to restructuring, streamlining service delivery, and maximizing the use of technology. All branches act as performance driven operations, ensuring that each member holds the highest level of responsibility while establishing accountability at every level.


Fish and Wildlife Commission - FWC

Fish and Wildlife Commission - FWC

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…Serving Florida with Law Enforcement, Research, Management and Outreach since 1999. The FWC enforces rules to protect fish and wildlife, works with other law enforcement agencies to provide homeland security, as well as keeping the waterways safe for millions of boaters. Law enforcement officers are…

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Florida Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol

Florida Highway Patrol, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, provide for the overall safety on Florida’s highways by reducing the number of traffic crashes resulting in death, injury, and property damage...

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Sarasota County Sheriff Department

Sarasota County Sheriff Department

Sarasota County Sheriff Department…Providing community protection and services from youth to senior. Patrolling a county of approximately 500 square miles with a population of more than 350,000 people, the main objective is to uphold the principles and values embodied in the constitutions of the United States and the State of…

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Venice Police Department

Venice Police Department

 Venice Police Department…Inspiring confidence and trust from those they protect and serve. The Uniformed Patrol Division operates within seven zones of the city and is the first responder to citizen complaints and law enforcement emergencies. They are also responsible for investigating traffic crashes, traffic control and enforcement, parking enforcement, coordination…

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