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Bradenton Police Department
Michael Radzilowski(Chief of Police)
100 10th Street West,
Bradenton, FL, 34205

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The city of Bradenton, also called "The Friendly City" was settled in 1842 and encompasses the following counties: Manatee. Bradenton's government type is Mayor/Council (5). It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Wayne H. Poston.

Bradenton encompasses land area: 12.11 sq mi (31.4 km2), water area: 2.33 sq mi (6.0 km2)  16.14%. The elevation is 6 ft (1.83 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 54,471. This equates to a population density of 4,088.5/sq mi (1,578.6/km2). The local time zone is Eastern (EST) (UTC-5).

Local area codes are 941. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 12-07950, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.cityofbradenton.com.

Bradenton /ˈbreɪdəntən/ BRAY-den-ton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's 2007 population to be 53,471. Bradenton is the largest Principal City of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2007 estimated population of 682,833. It is the county seat.

The area that would become Bradenton (originally spelled 'Bradentown') was first explored in 1539 by Hernando De Soto, who began his search for the legendary El Dorado at Shaw's Point. The original town of Bradentown was incorporated on May 19, 1903. The city took the name of Dr. Joseph Braden, whose nearby fort-like house was a refuge for early settlers during Seminole Indian attacks. The current city of Bradenton was formed in 1943, when the Florida legislature merged the cities of Manatee (incorporated in 1888) and Bradentown.

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