Manatee County Sheriff's Office 600 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W Ste 202 Bradenton FL 34205 6.0 miles from Cortez 941-747-3011
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office PO Box 4115 Sarasota FL 34230 11.7 miles from Cortez 941-861-5800
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 10750 Ulmerton Road Largo FL 33778 30.4 miles from Cortez 727-582-6200
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 2008 East 8th Avenue Tampa FL 33605 37.0 miles from Cortez 813-247-8000
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.