Sheriff Hoffman Announces 5th Annual Open House
NEWS RELEASE 23-065 - NOVEMBER 15, 2023
Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is pleased to announce the agency’s 5th Annual Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Citizens are invited to visit the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) headquarters to enjoy a free, family-friendly event with food, music, demonstrations, and giveaways. Members of the agency’s SWAT, Corrections Emergency Response Team, Mounted Patrol, K-9, and Aviation units, among others, will display their equipment, offering attendees an inside look at what they do. Human Resources will provide information about career opportunities, and the agency’s Animal Services Section will bring adoptable animals. Santa Claus will also fly in for a visit.
The annual open house coincides with the agency’s 7th Annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program, Teen Court of Sarasota, and All Star Children’s Foundation. The first 500 people to donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card during the event will receive a free sheriff’s office t-shirt. Clothing and stuffed animals will not be accepted. T-shirts are limited to one per person per donated gift.
“This celebration gives us a chance to welcome the community to our headquarters,” said Sheriff Hoffman. “It’s a fun, family-friendly afternoon where we come together to share the joy of the season, our beautiful county, and the people that comprise it!”
“We’re excited to continue this tradition for our community! The members of the sheriff’s office look forward to this wonderful event all year – showcasing our resources and personnel. It’s a great opportunity to meet those we are so very fortunate to serve,” said Community Affairs Director Evan Keats.
The sheriff’s office headquarters is located at 6010 Cattleridge Boulevard in Sarasota. Parking is limited, so attendees are encouraged to carpool, if possible. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the agency’s Community Affairs Office at 941.861.4005.