Sarasota County Sheriff's Office PO Box 4115 Sarasota FL 34230 20.2 miles from Venice Gardens 941-861-5800
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office 7474 Utilities Road Punta Gorda FL 33982 27.0 miles from Venice Gardens 941-639-2101
Manatee County Sheriff's Office 600 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W Ste 202 Bradenton FL 34205 30.7 miles from Venice Gardens 941-747-3011
Desoto County Sheriff's Office 208 East Cypress Street Arcadia FL 34266 35.4 miles from Venice Gardens 863-993-4700
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.