Crime Prevention Numbers and Websites

#366-TIPS (366-8477)

This is the Crime Stoppers tips line and can be called 24 hours a day.  You may report information on criminal activity or wanted subjects anonymously.  If your information leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward.

#365-TAGS (365-8247)

This number is used for anonymously reporting drivers who may be driving erratically, speeding or exhibiting road rage.  you may also report persons who throw cigarette butts out of their cars.  This answering machine is available 24 hours a day and is checked daily.  Be prepared to provide the location of the infraction, type of infraction and tag number of the vehicle.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website is a great source of information relating to the activities and responsibilities of the Sheriff’s office.  You will also find links to other websites like the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offenders and Predators, Clerk of the Court, Tax Collectors Office and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches, just to mention a few.

This is the website for the Sarasota County government.  One feature of the site is access to the 911 dispatch calls.  This information is updated approximately every fifteen minutes and provides dispatch information for all Sarasota fire departments, as well as the Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.  There is also a link to the dispatch site from