Police Keep Citizens Safe
Venice Police Station
1350 E. Ridgewood Avenue
Non-emergency Phone Number:
Fax: (941) 480-3027
The vision of the Venice Police Department is to provide excellent service to those we serve and protect. We achieve this by being an integral part of our community. We demonstrate our commitment by providing quality service, accountability and community involvement. We constantly evaluate and improve our services so our citizens can enjoy a safe and positive environment.
The ultimate mission of the Venice Police Department is to provide public safety and preserve order for our citizens, visitors, schools and businesses. We accomplish this while guarding, without prejudice, the liberties of all those we encounter. We must be both approachable and transparent as an agency to become part of the community we serve.
Our responsibilities are varied, and we are committed to deliver superior service by interacting with our community to identify and solve problems.
Organizational Principles and Philosophies
The mission of the Venice Police Department is built upon the following foundation:
We recognize above all, the profound reverence for human life,
We demonstrate ethical behavior in our personal and professional conduct,
We exercise our authority with dignity, empathy, and compassion,
We act in a manner free of prejudice or condemnation,
We accept our successes with humility,
We are accountable for our failures by being truthful and transparent,
We respect the public in all encounters, regardless of complexity or simplicity,
We foster an agency culture of mutual respect beginning with the Office of the Police Chief,
And all employees are valued as the most important component of this agency and are afforded the opportunity to contribute and learn.
Chief Tom McNulty is responsible for the Police Department. There are 66 employees of whom 45 are sworn officers, 18 are civilians and two are school crossing guards.
The Uniformed Patrol Division operates within seven city zones and provides a uniformed patrol force. The patrol force is the initial responder to citizen complaints and law enforcement emergencies. Patrol responsibilities include investigating traffic crashes, traffic control and enforcement, parking enforcement, coordinating special event duties, marine and bike patrol, electronic dispatching and recording calls for service.
The Support Services Division is responsible for investigating crimes, department training, records, public information, personnel, crime prevention and community policing programs, youth services, drug investigations, school-crossing guards and internal affairs.
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