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The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office believes in partnering with the communities we serve to provide the highest standards of law enforcement.

Community partnerships enable us to work together to solve problems and are an integral part of improving our efforts to make your neighborhood safer.

Partnership – The combined efforts of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and local individuals, businesses and associations to make our community safer.

Problem Solving – Working together to identify problems, develop and implement solutions, evaluate results and, if necessary, alter the response.

Organizational Transformation –Structuring the agency’s management, personnel, and information systems to support community partnerships and proactive problem solving.


“See it, Say it – Make the call”

When you see a crime in progress or suspicious activity – call 911  

What information makes a good description?
1. Race 2. Gender 3. Height and weight
4. Age 5. Hair – length and color 6. Clothing description
7. Weapons, if any 8. Items being carried 9. Location of subject(s)
10. What is it they are doing 11. How many people are there 12. Direction of travel
13. Tattoos or marks 14. Transportation – vehicle or on foot. If it is a vehicle, try to get as much info as you can. i.e. make, model, color, tag, number of doors, any obvious damage.
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There are several crime prevention programs aimed at neighborhoods and businesses. Some of these programs include e-watch, free security surveys for neighborhoods and businesses and the business trespass program.
Click here to see the programs and contact Crime Prevention.