The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested 15 people in a three-day operation targeting retail theft in Sarasota County. Local retail stores sparked a public-private partnership with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in 2013 to decrease retail theft, which lead to the arrests. During the operation, deputies focused on retail corridors in Sarasota as well as South Tamiami Trail in Venice. This operation utilized the Tactical, Intelligence, and Crime Analysis Units. To date, retail theft operations have resulted in more than 200 arrests.