Communications
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The Sarasota County Sheriff's department is a 24/7 dispatch and communications center. The Sheriff’s Office dispatches 911 and non-emergency calls for the Venice Police Department.  The two departments share in tandem calls within the south Sarasota County area.  All calls directed to the Venice Police Department are dispatched through the Sheriff’s Dispatch and Communications Center.

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911 Frequently asked questions:
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When do I call 911?

Do I have to provide my name?

What happens if I accidentally dail 911?

Can my old disconnected phone still call 911?

 

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For assistance you may contact:

Venice Police Department at the
Public Safety Communications Center

Tel:  (941) 486-2444
Fax: (941) 480-3027

 

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
911 Dispatch Hours: 24/7