Emergency Operations Bureau

The Emergency Operations Bureau oversees Public Safety Communications (PSC), a multi-agency center that provides communication services for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Sarasota County Fire Department, Longboat Key Police Department, Longboat Key Fire and Rescue, Nokomis Fire Department, Venice Fire Department, North Port Fire Department, Englewood Fire Department, Sarasota Police Department (SPD), the Venice Police Department (VPD) and the Sarasota County Schools Police Department (SCSPD). Annually, more than 646,500 calls are processed (9-1-1 and non-emergency).

The PSC is an intergovernmental partnership among Sarasota County, the Sheriff's Office, and the law/fire/rescue agencies that are served. The Center is governed by a Policy Board consisting of senior representatives from each agency.

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The PSC achieved the goal of becoming a multi-discipline Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE). The Center has been accredited through the National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch for Medical Dispatch since 2004 and obtained their Emergency Fire Dispatch accreditation in April of 2009. The Public Safety Communications Center is one of 92 centers that are nationally medical accredited and one of 15 centers that are nationally fire accredited. It is the only center nationwide that holds an additional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for Public Safety. Being a multi-discipline ACE allows the PSC to provide a consistent and measurable level of service to the agencies and citizens we serve.

See what is going on in your neighborhood right now. Dispatch logs for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Sarasota, Venice, Longboat Key, the Sarasota Schools Police Departments and the Sarasota County Fire Department, Longboat Key, Englewood, North Port, Venice and Nokomis fire departments are available for viewing. This information is updated every 15 minutes.