Sheriff's Office Annual Open House

NEWS RELEASE 18-179 - NOVEMBER 6, 2018 
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Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the launch of the agency’s first annual open house on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Citizens are invited to visit the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office headquarters to enjoy a free, family-friendly event with food, refreshments, music, and demonstrations. Members of the agency’s SWAT and Emergency Response teams, Mounted Patrol, K-9 and Aviation units among others, will display special equipment offering attendees an inside look at the Special Operations Bureau. The Human Resources and Emergency Operations bureaus will offer information about career opportunities and the agency’s Animal Services Section will bring adoptable animals.
 
The annual open house will take place during the agency’s holiday toy drive benefitting the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program. The first 300 people to donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card, 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 gift.
 
“After a very successful ribbon cutting and grand opening in 2017, it’s our pleasure to again welcome Sarasota County residents back to our facility,” said Community Affairs Director Kaitlyn Perez. “Our headquarters is centrally located and makes for a great location to host the residents we serve.”
 
“As crime continues to decrease throughout Sarasota County, what better way to celebrate and connect than by making this an annual celebration,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “We are so fortunate to live in a safe, fun and thriving community where people want to be part of their sheriff’s office. We look very forward to this event to inviting Sarasota County residents back to our new headquarters." 
 
The sheriff’s office headquarters is located at 6010 Cattleridge Blvd., in Sarasota. Parking is limited so attendees are encouraged to carpool if possible. For more information, contact the agency’s Community Affairs Office at 941.861.4005.