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.
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
What happens if I accidentally dial 911?
If you call by mistake, stay on the line. We understand it happens, especially with the rise of touch screen cell phones. Just let us know you are okay and don't have an emergency. If you do hang up, don't be surprised when we call you back to check on you. It's what we do.
Can my old disconnected phone still call 911?
Believe it or not . . . YES!!! If you keep the battery charged, a cell phone with no service will call 911. Great for if you are in an emergency and you happen to have one around. Not so great if you give that phone to your child to play with. You don't need to worry, we all do it. And while some of our favorite conversations here are the ones we get to have with your toddler, just take the battery out. Then your little one can play all they want and you won't have to worry about who they are talking to.