Sheriff's Office Launches 10-8 TV Weekly Video Series


Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman is excited to announce the launch of the agency’s new informational video series “10-8 TV” featuring community content and an inside look at all things SCSO.  

Hosted and produced by the Community Affairs Office inside the agency’s television studio, 10-8 TV was inspired by the radio code “10-8” which designates when a deputy is in service and available. The video series represents ways in which the sheriff’s office is available and in service to the citizens of Sarasota County 24/7/365. The program is a strategic way to enhance communication with community members and agency personnel. Weekly episodes will be informative and relevant and include topics such as crime trends, event announcements, career opportunities, safety tips, and more. Content within each episode will be no longer than three minutes in length and air every Friday on the agency’s YouTube channel and social media pages. The inaugural episode will air on September 10, which can be found by visiting

“Keeping our community safe and informed is our top priority,” commented Sheriff Hoffman. “We also recognize that in an agency of more than 1,000 people, communication is key, which is why 10-8 TV not only serves to inform our citizens but our employees as well. Don’t be surprised if you see us step outside our comfort zone, too. 10-8 TV is a fun and informative tool that will continue to elevate our approach to community affairs and the way we do business.”