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, by calling 941-575-5508, or online at www.pgpdrecords.com.
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 non-electronic (rolled) fingerprinting services during normal business hours. There is a charge of $5.00 per card (only bills under $20.00 accepted). You must bring the card(s) issued to you by the agency that is requiring your fingerprints. It is not necessary to make an appointment. The police department does not provide Live Scan (electronic) fingerprinting services. NOTE: The police department has suspended all fingerprinting services until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns for the protection of our staff and the public.
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.
Where do I find information about careers with the police department?
All of our current employment opportunities, as well as information on various positions with the police department, can be found by visiting www.pgpdjobs.com or by contacting our Employee Development Coordinator by calling (941) 575-5571 or by emailing email@example.com.
Who do I contact regarding a traffic ticket?
If you received a Uniform Traffic Citation in Charlotte County and need to pay a fine or schedule a court hearing, please visit the Charlotte County Clerk of Courts' website at www.co.charlotte.fl.us for additional information or call (941) 637-2176.
What do I do if I receive a parking ticket from the Punta Gorda Police Department?
You need only to include your payment in the self-addressed envelope and mail your payment to the address on the envelope. If you wish to contest the ticket, you may do so within 10 working days by contacting the Punta Gorda Code Compliance Division at (941) 575-3352 and arrange for a hearing.
What is Biased Based Profiling?
Biased Based Profiling is the selection of individuals based solely on a common trait of a group. This includes race, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, age, or cultural group. If you wish to report a case of Biased Based Profiling please contact the Punta Gorda Police Department by email or phone (941) 639-4111.
How do I find out information about sex offenders in my area?
The Punta Gorda Police Department monitors sexual offenders residing within the city limits of Punta Gorda. You can find out more information about our Sexual Offender Monitoring Program and sexual offenders living within the city limits by clicking here. You can also find information and conduct searches for sexual offenders through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement by clicking here.
How do I sign up for the Away From Home program?
For information about the Away From Home program or to sign up, please click here.
How to I submit a commendation or file a complaint about an employee?
For information about submitting a commendation or filing a complaint about any police department employee, please click here.