Punta Gorda Police Department

  • Agency: Punta Gorda Police Department
  • Address: 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950 FL
  • Chief: Albert A Arenal (Acting Chief of Police)
Phone: (941) 575-5519
Fax: (941) 575-5502

Punta Gorda Police Department is located at 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950 FL. The Acting Chief of Police of the department is Albert A Arenal. The Punta Gorda Police Department phone number is (941) 575-5519.

Punta Gorda Police Department News

Lieutenant Bala conducts an Active Shooter Response course at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda for staff members of the hospital and Riverside Behavioral Center.

We are anticipating significantly colder weather tonight. The Homeless Coalition and the American Red Cross will be opening a cold weather shelter tonight for Charlotte County, which will be located at 1476 Kensaw Street in Port Charlotte. The shelter will be open from 6:30 PM tonight (Wednesday) until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Thursday) morning. #BeSafePG

Silver Alert out of Polk County

SCAM ALERT: We have received reports of an ongoing Facebook scam where scammers send messages from hacked or fake accounts suggesting that people apply for "WRCAB" or the "Workers and Youth, Retired, Old, and Disabled Compensation Appeal Board Federal Government Trust Fund." The individual, who may appear to be someone you know, provides a phone number and when someone calls they promise large cash payouts, but ask for gift cards or wire transfers of money in order to complete the application process. REMEMBER: No legitimate government or private organization that provides benefits or services asks for payment upfront in order to provide those benefits; especially not in the form of gift cards or wire transfers. The best thing to do is ignore these kinds of messages, but if you are unsure if you are involved in a scam contact the police department before sending any money!

Officer Viola got to spend some time today with the kids at Cooper Street Rec celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. #WeLovePG

You’ve been in a crash. Your cell phone is destroyed and you are barely conscious, but law enforcement is already on the phone with your parents. Aren’t you glad you registered your emergency contact information? #ECI #BeSafePuntaGorda

The Beloved Community of Punta Gorda celebrating the legacy of Dr. King at the 12th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast hosted by the Blanchard House Museum. #WeLovePG

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Detectives are investigating a Grand Theft that occurred on January 5, 2018, at the Punta Gorda Walmart. The suspect in these photos removed over $400 in electronics from the store before leaving in an unknown vehicle. If you know the identity of this individual or have any information on this case please contact SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or Detective Davoult at 941-575-5534.

Yesterday Officer Burga responded to Herald Court in reference to an elderly man who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Officer Burga arrived on scene quickly and found that the patient was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Officer Burga immediately began CPR until Fire & EMS responded. The patient was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover due to Officer Burga's life saving actions. Chief Davis attended roll call this morning with Bravo Squad so she could personally congratulate Officer Burga on a job well done. #PuntaGordaProud

If you are unable to move over a lane for a stopped emergency or service vehicle, slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit. #MoveOverFL #BeSafePG

It's a foggy one out there this morning Punta Gorda! Drive carefully! #BeSafePG

Thanks Charlotte State Bank & Trust! What a great business community we have! #WeLovePG

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There is a water main break at the intersection of W. Olympia Avenue and Sullivan Street that is causing traffic congestion. Use an alternative route if possible. #BeSafePG

The Punta Gorda Police Department will be conducting new hire testing for Police Officers on February 12-14, 2018. Online applications must be submitted by February 5, 2018. To apply visit www.PuntaGordaPolice.com and select Employment Opportunities. For additional information please contact Lt. Salsman at 941-639-4111.

The Punta Gorda Police Department will be testing for Dispatchers/Telecommunicators on Monday, January 22, 2018. To apply visit www.PuntaGordaPolice.com and select Employment Opportunities. Applications due by January 17, 2018.

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Officers are attempting to identify the two males in these photos regarding a shoplifting incident that occurred. The suspects were seen leaving in a black vehicle, possibly a Ford Mustang, with over $150 in stolen groceries. If you have any information, please contact Officer Burga at 941-639-4111.

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Detectives are trying to identify the subjects in these photos regarding a theft that occurred on December 27, 2017 at the Walmart on Taylor Road. They are believed to have also been involved in similar thefts in the North Port and Murdock areas. If you have any information on these subjects, please contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or Detective Cochran at 941-575-5527.

Chief Pamela Davis was sworn in as the new Chief of Police for the City of Punta Gorda at this morning's City Council meeting. Congratulations Chief Davis! Welcome to the PGPD family!

January is Move Over Florida month! Move over or slow down for emergency vehicles so that everyone can Arrive Alive! #MoveOverFL #BeSafePG

Every second counts. Register your emergency contact information so that law enforcement can contact your loved ones as quickly as possible in a critical emergency. #ECI #BeSafePuntaGorda #TravelSafeFL

Santa and his special helper, PGPD's own Officer Joe Angelini, made their annual holiday patrols this week spreading Christmas cheer throughout Punta Gorda. Merry Christmas PG!

Bob learned the hard way about the dangers of buzzed driving. Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. #BeSafePG