The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is proud to announce the launch of a new online system for reporting crimes.

To serve the Sarasota community better and more efficiently, SCSO is now providing an online citizen reporting system accessible through the agency’s website. This system has been developed and tested to provide convenience and a higher level of service to our citizens while conserving law enforcement time and resources.

An online report can be initiated by visiting the sheriff’s office website at Click on either the “File A Report” link under the Programs and Services header at the top of the page or the “File A Report” icon under the photo slideshow, then click the appropriate tile from the classifications listed. From there, a fillable form will specify the necessary information to complete the report. While not every incident can be reported via the online form, the sheriff’s office has included several that are typically reported, including scams, property damage, and vandalism, to name a few.

“Technology that can help us serve more effectively and use our resources more efficiently will benefit everyone,” said Sheriff Kurt A. Hoffman. “We are continually seeking innovative ways to make our community safer.”