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On March 13th through the 15th, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Florida Sheriffs Association, to include the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Punta Gorda Police Department will conduct a joint DUI enforcement operation throughout the state of Florida. This operation is presented and directed by Sheriff Bill Prummell, the Florida Sheriff’s Association Task Force Chair. This will be an unprecedented collaboration between agencies committed to maintaining the quality of life Floridians have come to expect. All 67 counties throughout Florida will participate.

The goal of the operation is to have a law enforcement presence and put forth education efforts to create a safe environment to protect citizens and visitors through coordination of multiple agencies. Specifically, to enhance the safety on the roadways or highways throughout the State of Florida by identifying impaired drivers and to take appropriate action.

The strategies and efforts will concentrate on the following areas:

  • Identify Traffic Violations
  • Identify Visible Signs of Impairment
  • Enhance Safety
  • Community Awareness – Education
  • Coordinate with Florida Sheriff Association Task Force any requests for additional resources to conduct a successful operation.

“The safety of our citizens and visitors in Charlotte County and throughout the State of Florida is of paramount importance.” Sheriff Prummell added, “I take the guardianship of our residents’ safety very serious”.

Sheriff Bill Prummell

Please remember not to drink and drive. Use a designated driver or make other arrangements for transportation should you imbibe too much. If you see something that appears suspicious, it probably is. Call our non-emergency number at 941-639-0013.