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Sheriff Prummell to lead state mental health, substance abuse team

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell Monday as the chair for a six-member team for the new Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. According to the press release, the creation of this commission was established in Senate Bill 96 — the child welfare legislation that passed during the most recent legislative […]

6 fallen Charlotte County officers remembered during annual ceremony

As National Police Week comes to an end, Southwest Florida honored lives lost in the line of duty. Every year American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte hosts a fallen officer ceremony to read the six names of deputies and police in Charlotte County killed protecting the community. “When I hear taps, I have a […]

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 100 years of service in 2021

With the calendar year in full swing for 2021, a Southwest Florida law enforcement agency celebrates a century of service in the communities and county it serves. Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office acknowledged the celebration of its 100-year anniversary as a community protector Friday. According to the letter from the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell, he […]

Prummell re-elected as Charlotte County sheriff

Sheriff Bill Prummell won his re-election for Charlotte County sheriff on election night Tuesday. Prummell defeated sole opponent C. Dale Ritchhart, a retired law enforcement officer of 28 years. MORE: See all SWFL election results from Campaign Central This is a developing story.

Charlotte County sheriff write-in hopeful continues campaign despite trespass order

A write-in candidate for sheriff is banned from going into the buildings he wants to oversee. Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office issued a trespass order against Andrew Sheets, who is campaigning as a write-in candidate for sheriff. We spoke to Sheets about the controversy Thursday and also heard what the current sheriff had to say. “If […]

Charlotte County sheriff focused on transparency, harmony with community

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is taking a closer look at its policies amid nationwide calls for reform in law enforcement. We sat down with Sheriff Bill Prummell recently to speak about the way CCSO conducts itself in the communities it serves. “My number one priority of course is for the safety and security of the […]