It shall be the mission of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to provide service to the community and respond to crime in the best tradition of professional law enforcement. In order to meet this objective, the following policy statements are promulgated to serve as goals in the day to day operations of the agency.

The goal of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office is to provide for the safety and security of the citizens and visitors of Manatee County, and to the greatest extent possible, fulfill the constitutional requirement to ensure domestic tranquility. To attain that end result, the agency seeks to:

  • Provide a professional, well-trained force of Law Enforcement and Corrections Deputies to assure the highest possible level of service.
  • Provide Deputies with the equipment and administrative support necessary to fulfill their responsibility.
  • Improve procedures and techniques, and utilize the most practical technology available to quickly bring criminal offenders to justice.
  • Administer information and education programs that will aid in the prevention of crime.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of public resources made available to achieve our goals, and seek innovative means to maximize savings through efficient use of such resources.
  • Maintain facilities for secure and humane detention of those persons awaiting trial and for those sentenced to incarceration.

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