Fleet Maintenance

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Fleet section is responsible for the purchase, maintenance, repair, and final disposition of over 970 vehicles within the agency. Each year the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office drives those vehicles over 8.3 million miles, which is approximately 22,800 miles per day. Our mission is to provide the safest, most reliable vehicles possible to support the deputies and agency staff. The Fleet staff deals directly with state and local automobile dealers, parts suppliers, repair facilities and body shops to accomplish its mission.

Fleet Maintenance Staffing:

  • (1) Fleet Director
  • (1) Shop Supervisor
  • (7) Automotive Service Technicians
  • (1) Administrative Assistant
  • (1) Parts Assistant

Fleet Maintenance operates from two locations. There is a main fleet facility located in the southwest area of Manatee County and a satellite fleet facility located at the Manatee County Central Jail. Deputies and staff may choose the most convenient location for service as both garages are capable of handling any mechanical issue. Hours of operation at the main Fleet facility are Monday through Friday 7:00AM – 11:00PM which accommodates all three Patrol shifts. In addition, vehicles may be taken to certain local repair facilities for routine maintenance as approved by MCSO and the Fleet Maintenance Director. An on-call automotive technician is available to support any fleet need that may arise when the garages are closed.

Six technicians and the shop supervisor are ASE Master Technicians and all technicians are Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certified. Combined, the Fleet Services staff has more than 190 years of experience in the automotive repair industry.