SRO Dean Irving & K9 ChaseCharlotte High School
SRO Chris OwensbyCharlotte High School
SRO Terry Chow
Punta Gorda Middle School
SRO Joe Farley
Punta Gorda Middle School
SRO Joe Angelini
Sallie Jones Elementary
SRO Richard Gross
The Punta Gorda Police Department has six full-time School Resource Officers assigned to the public schools in Punta Gorda including Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda Middle School, Sallie Jones Elementary School, and the Baker Early Learning Center. School Resource Officers serve as the liaisons between the police department and their respective schools and are responsible for performing all law enforcement duties on school campuses, fostering a better understanding of law enforcement and developing positive relationships with students and parents, identifying a preventing delinquent behavior and substance abuse in students, assisting with crime prevention, and providing security for school campuses.
How do I make a public records request?
The Records Services Unit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Public records requests can be made in person or by calling 941-575-1725 or by emailing
Can I turn left at a red light on a one-way street?
Florida law permits turning left from the far left lane of a one-way street if you are turning onto a one-way street, unless prohibited by signage. Vehicles still must come to a complete stop and must yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Who do I contact the retrieve property from the police department?
If you have reason to believe the Punta Gorda Police Department may have property belonging to you from a loss or theft, you can contact the Evidence & Property Section by calling (941) 575-5544. You must schedule an appointment with the Evidence & Property Technician in order to retrieve property.
Does the police department provide fingerprinting services?
The Police Department provides both electronic and rolled (non-electronic) fingerprinting. Electronic fingerprinting is provided through IdentoGO. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.IdentoGO.com or call 1-800-528-1358. There is a charge of $5.00 per card for rolled fingerprinting and you must bring the card(s) issued to you by the agency that is requiring your fingerprints. No appointment is needed for rolled fingerprinting, but this service is only available at limited times during the week. Please call 941-575-5508 for available hours or for more information.
How do I register my out-of-state vehicle?
If you would like to register your out-of-state vehicle in Florida, you must first go to the Charlotte County Tax Collector's Office and pick-up a V.I.N. verification form, which can be completed by any car dealership, Notary Public or Law Enforcement Officer. The vehicle you are registering must be present to complete the form.
How do I contact someone who has been arrested?
When someone has been arrested by the Punta Gorda Police Department, they are transported to the Charlotte County Jail for booking. You can contact the Charlotte County Jail by calling (941) 833-6300.