Sarasota County Sheriff's Office PO Box 4115 Sarasota FL 34230 7.4 miles from Lake Sarasota 941-861-5800
Manatee County Sheriff's Office 600 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W Ste 202 Bradenton FL 34205 16.2 miles from Lake Sarasota 941-747-3011
Desoto County Sheriff's Office 208 East Cypress Street Arcadia FL 34266 36.0 miles from Lake Sarasota 863-993-4700
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office 7474 Utilities Road Punta Gorda FL 33982 36.9 miles from Lake Sarasota 941-639-2101
Hardee County Sheriff's Office 900 Summit Street East Wauchula FL 33873 42.7 miles from Lake Sarasota 863-773-0304
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office 2008 East 8th Avenue Tampa FL 33605 46.4 miles from Lake Sarasota 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.