Sheriff Tom Knight introduced Seniors vs Crime to Sarasota County. A project of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, the primary goal of this initiative is to reduce the victimization of senior citizens who are often targeted for specific crimes based upon their age. Unfortunately, there are dishonest people who would like nothing more than to separate seniors from their money.
When reporting issues through this initiative, no problem is too large or too small. Each case is handled on an individual basis, and confidentiality is maintained in accordance with Florida Public Records Law.
Volunteers, known as "Senior Sleuths" are active in assisting local law enforcement and act as the eyes and ears of the Attorney General's Office by reporting on scams and conducting surveys in the community. Because seniors may be embarrassed about being victimized, the office uses the philosophy of "seniors helping seniors." Any case involving a criminal offense is turned over to Sheriff's detectives for investigation. If a senior feels that they have been taken advantage of, or has been cheated out of money, they should contact the Seniors vs Crime office today for assistance.
101 N. Orange Street
OFFICE OPERATING HOURS: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.