Bradenton Police Department

  • Agency: Bradenton Police Department
  • Address: 100 10th St W, Bradenton, 34205 FL
  • Chief: Michael Radzilowski (Chief of Police)

Bradenton Police Department is located at 100 10th St W, Bradenton, 34205 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Michael Radzilowski. The Bradenton Police Department phone number is (941) 932-9357.

Bradenton Police Department News

Yesterday we were able to honor some of our agency's finest personnel with the help of the Bradenton Blue Foundation and Jess Jewelers. Jess Jewelers was incredibly generous enough to award the Department's top performers with handsome custom watches. These will serve as a symbol of merit for going above and beyond the call of duty. Congratulations to Detective Chris Deshaies, Detective Frank Coleman, Officer Lee Cosens, Officer of the Year Detective James Curulla, and Civilian of the Year CSI Amanda Cutrona. Thank you for your service, and thank you again to Jess Jewelers for these fantastic marks of recognition.

Several BPD officers gave it their all today as they endured the grueling physical tests to become the newest members of our SWAT Team. This comprehensive evaluation consists of a rigorous physical fitness test, strenuous obstacle course, meticulous firearms qualification, and much more. We are extremely proud of these officers who set out to prove that they're the best of the best!

Please join us this Thursday, March 22nd as the Bradenton Police Department hosts a Community Squad Meeting at the 900 block of 15th St W from 6-10am and 4-8pm. This is a chance for residents of Bradenton to interact one on one with police officers and supervisors to discuss issues in their neighborhoods. Anyone in the city is encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Assistant Chief Josh Cramer at 941-932-9320. As always, citizens may report crime issues to the department through our email at

Yesterday, Chief Bevan participated in the 16th Annual "March for Meals" with Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc., which is an annual month-long event to raise public awareness about senior hunger and isolation. Chief had a great time working with Jane and Maribeth to deliver meals around the City. They do important, incredible work in the community, and we are so proud to partner with them.

Luck won't keep you out of a jail cell. Stay safe this St. Patrick's Day by making a plan before partying. Designate a sober driver, order a rideshare, or call a cab.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Ron Allen and the NDC Construction Company for their very generous donation to the Manatee Community Foundation, allowing (in part) for the acquisition of BPD's newest member, K-9 Maverick. Once he is finished training, he will be a fully-trained bomb detection dog; however, he will spend most of his days accompanying his handler, Elementary School SRO Officer Magown, from school to school getting hugs from kids. NDC Construction's partnership and charitable donation aligns with the paramount mission of the Bradenton Police Department - ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents of this Friendly City.

Congratulations to Officer Ross Johnson on his certification and graduation from Canine Academy with his new partner, K9 Mac. Ofc. Johnson and K9 Mac completed over 600 hours of specialized training in drug detection, searches, tracking, and suspect apprehension.

Congratulations to Officer Cosens for being the Bradenton Elks Lodge #1511 Officer of the Year! Everyone at BPD is proud of him for being such a dedicated and hard-working officer.

Chief Bevan and Assistant Chief McWade are out at Firkins Automotive Group Jeepin’ for Face Autism event, volunteering their time to help raise funds for serving our local autism community. What a great event that goes ‘til 3:00 so come on out!

NASCAR drive Scott Lagasse Jr stopped by the station today to promote FDOT's important "Alert Tonight, Alive Tomorrow" initiative, which aims to increase awareness of pedestrians and bicyclists on roadways at night and other times of low light. Remember: safety doesn't happen by accident!

Military Day at LECOM Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates was a great success! BPD was honored to be recognized as a Patriotic Employer of Veterans, along with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and several local businesses. We are so proud of the active, reserved, and retired members of the military that are part of our BPD family, and this was a great opportunity to put a spotlight on how much they mean to us!

Friday March 9th at 8am, the Bradenton Police Department will be hosting a press conference highlighting our efforts in reducing pedestrian and bicycle traffic crashes resulting in serious bodily injury and fatalities. This conference is being held in partnership with the FDOT's "Alert Tonight, Alive Tomorrow" campaign. We are excited to have NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr with us for this conference. He currently races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the Number 20 Chevrolet Silverado for Young's Motorsports.

This past weekend, several of our officers participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2018 Chiefs’ Challenge! We joined several other local agencies for a great cause and a good time.

It’s National Hug a Cop Day, and we started our morning off with a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pirate Parrot. They were generous enough to give our officers bagels, coffee, and, of course, plenty of hugs!

Thank you so much to the Pittsburgh Pirates who allowed some of our off-duty officers to shag balls in preparation for another great season!

Please take a moment to watch this video produced by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. Threats against our schools and our children's welfare are a serious matter and will be fully investigated. We have made two arrests regarding recent threats, and we will continue to closely monitor our city's schools. The safety and well-being of Bradenton's residents will always be our number one priority.

We have located Jamere's family through the quick action of our community. Your assistance helped make this reunion possible. By sharing our Facebook post, Twitter and the Reverse 911 System he is home. Thanks to all that helped.

Does anyone recognize this young man? He is four years old, we think his name is Jamere Brown. He was found walking on 9th Ave and 1st St E in Bradenton. He is safe but we are trying to find his family and home. If you have any information regarding him please contact the Bradenton Police Department at 941 932-9300.

On February 15, 2018, a Manatee High School student found a note containing a threat to do violence to persons at the school. School staff seized the note and the resource officer was notified at which time an investigation ensued. The note indicates that on Thursday February 22, 2018, at 12:15pm a shooting will occur on the Manatee High School campus. Bradenton Police Detectives are actively pursuing leads. Proactive measures have been set in place as well as increased police presence at Manatee High and all local schools. Anyone having information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300, or Detective Dennis French at 941-932-9329. You may email your information to CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM or contact Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8477) which may qualify for a cash reward.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the Bradenton Police Department will be hosting a “Community Squad Meeting” at Walmart, located at 5315 Cortez Road West, Bradenton. The hours of the meeting will be 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The purpose of the Community Squad Meeting is to allow the residents, business owners, and the public to interact one-on-one with police officers and supervisors to discuss issues in their neighborhood. Additionally, our Armored Surveillance Vehicle (ASV) will be present. The ASV is an armored car which has been outfitted with surveillance equipment. It spends a few days in different areas that have seen an increase in crimes like drug activity and break-in’s to deter criminals. The vehicle is clearly marked with a “wrap” which depicts both officers and residents involved in community events. The ASV will also be used as a recruiting tool, as it provides a large BPD presence wherever it travels. Any questions regarding the Community Squad Meeting should be forwarded to Patrol Captain John Affolter at (941) 932-9303 or by email at As always, citizens may report crime issues to the department through our email at CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM

Some members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County stopped us after their Fun Run at the 14th Annual Falcon 5k to thank us for our service. We're proud to have such great kids in our community, as well as some great athletes!

At 8:22 AM, the Bradenton Police Department responded to a call of a subject making threats of shooting and having a bomb at Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd St W. Officers were able to determine a suspect had entered the car drop off lane and made threats against the school before fleeing. An off-duty Bradenton Police Officer working at the school was able to obtain a license plate from the vehicle. Through intelligence, we were able to determine the suspect’s name and address. We also learned that he had a previous encounter with law enforcement yesterday and was armed at that time. We were concerned that he may be armed today as well. Detectives linked the vehicle back to a name and set up surveillance on a residence in the 3300 block of 4th St E. During the surveillance, the vehicle returned to the residence and the suspect who made the threats was taken into custody without incident. Arrested: Jason Kadeem Wilkinson 04/29/1993 Charges: Threat to throw, project, place, or discharge any destructive device. – Second Degree Felony Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon – Second Degree Felony While law enforcement was actively searching for the suspect, schools around Manatee County were alerted of the incident. Law enforcement personnel were stationed around schools and extra patrols were conducted during the 2 hour search. The Manatee County School District was made aware of this incident and determination for school lockdowns was left up to them. Anyone having information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Bradenton Police Department at 941-932-9300, or Detective Dennis French at 941-932-9329. You may also email your information to CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at

We were honored this week to accept from the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve a commendation for being a Patriotic Employer. We proudly support our veterans and currently serving men and women of the Bradenton Police Department, such as Detective Robert Bordin, who is an active member of the National Guard. We thank him for his continued dedicated service to both the City of Bradenton and the country at large.

The 4th Annual Bradenton Area River Regatta is tomorrow! Please visit for everything you need to know regarding parking, road closures, and other important information.

UPDATE: The 911 system is back online. Please use 911 for emergency calls and use (941) 932-9301 for non-emergency calls. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The 911 system is currently down for Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough. Pinellas, and Pasco counties. City of Bradenton residents, if you have an emergency please call our front desk at (941) 932-9302 to be connected with a dispatcher. For any other non-emergencies, please call (941) 932-9301.