Public Safety

Our mission is to serve with excellence by providing services that protect the lives and property of those who live in, work in, and visit Manatee County.

The Manatee County Public Safety Department consists of six divisions each serving a special purpose or function to ensure the safety of our citizens and to preserve or enhance the quality of life in the County. The Public Safety Department works daily with citizens, elected officials and other county law enforcement and fire agencies toward these ends. The common thread among these Public Safety divisions is that they respond directly to the needs of the citizens of Manatee County, often for emergencies and sometimes for routine community services.

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Announcements

Manatee County Public Safety announces new EMS Chief James Crutchfield

James Crutchfield, who launched and has led the County's successful Community Paramedic program in 2016, has been named Chief of Emergency Medical Services.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
13Nov
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
13Nov
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
20Nov
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
20Nov
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
27Nov
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
27Nov
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
28Nov
Thanksgiving Day - County Offices Closed
All Day
29Nov
Thanksgiving Friday - County Offices Closed
All Day
04Dec
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
04Dec
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
11Dec
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
11Dec
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
18Dec
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
18Dec
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
24Dec
Christmas Eve - County Offices Closed
All Day
25Dec
Christmas Day - County Offices Closed
All Day
25Dec
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
25Dec
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
01Jan
New Year's Day - County Offices Closed
All Day
01Jan
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
01Jan
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
08Jan
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
08Jan
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
15Jan
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
15Jan
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
22Jan
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
22Jan
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
29Jan
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
29Jan
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
05Feb
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
05Feb
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
12Feb
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
12Feb
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
19Feb
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
19Feb
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
26Feb
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
26Feb
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
04Mar
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
04Mar
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
11Mar
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
11Mar
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
18Mar
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
18Mar
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
25Mar
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
25Mar
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
01Apr
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
01Apr
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
08Apr
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
08Apr
MCAS New Dog Volunteer Orientation
5:00PM - 6:00PMManatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
15Apr
MCAS New Cat Volunteer Orientation
2:00PM - 3:00PMManatee County Cat Town, 216 6th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Manatee County Marine Rescue Named Beach Patrol of the Year

The Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association recently awarded its most prestigious award, Beach Patrol of the Year to Manatee County Marine Rescue Division. The award goes to to the best agency in the industry in recognition of its elite public service to the community.

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