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Welcome to Sarasota Police Officers Association

 Sarasota Police Officers Association, I.U.P.A. Local 6045,  would like to welcome you to our website. The site is designed to provide a communications link between the Union and its members. It also provides information for the citizens we serve. Anything done to one, affects all of us. Call a member of the Board and let us know or send an email from your personal, not your work computer.

I.U.P.A./SPD Local 6045 is comprised of sworn law enforcement professionals dedicated to protect and serve the City of Sarasota residents and its visitors year round. Our commitment and loyalty to our community is unwavering. We are dedicated to continually providing the highest level of service with integrity and partnering with our community to maintain and enhance our quality of life. I.U.P.A. Local 6045 is proud to be a part of an agency that continually focuses on community policing and is fully accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.

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Collective Bargaining Agreement for Ratification

FOR THE PERIOD OF 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025

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1st Contract Negotiation Session with City on April 24th.

Sitting left to right are Holly, William P Bjork, Negotiating Committee Chairman Bob Dodge, and Zack Mikluscak.

Police News

  • MN Supreme Court Denies Chauvin's Request for Public Defender Representation During Appeal
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Chief Justice Lorie Gildea signed the order rejecting Chauvin's claim that he's too poor to pay for a lawyer to appeal his convictions on charges of third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter.

  • Michigan Trooper and Suspect Shot at Traffic Stop
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    The trooper had stopped the driver of a Nissan for failure to stop at a stop sign. After the driver was arrested for a suspended license, the trooper made contact with a passenger.

  • Ohio Sergeant Shot Serving Arrest Warrant
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Chief William Balling said the suspect came out of the wooded area at a different location and fired at Sgt. Tim Kennedy, hitting him twice, once in the abdomen and once in the lower leg.

  • NYPD Recruiters Focusing on LGBTQ Community
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    The NYPD will begin to publish more recruitment statistics. Along with available data about race, the department will offer a breakdown of members’ sexual identity and orientation. They will be one of the first police departments in the […]

  • VA Officer Saves Partner from Careening Car
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    The officers were standing next to a patrol car on the side of the road when a white car traveling in the opposite direction lost control, crossed the median, and hit the parked patrol car.

  • Carfax for Police Donates $25,000 to Coffee with a Cop
    by Staff on October 7, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    Carfax for Police, which offers a suite of no-cost, law enforcement-only investigative tools to law enforcement agencies, announced the contribution as part of its mission to keep communities safer. The contribution marks growth in the […]

  • Your Department's Success Depends on the Wellness of Its People
    on October 7, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Establishing programs, setting expectations, and providing access to relevant resources that support the psychological and physiological wellbeing of officers is critical to the success of the individual and agency and must be treated as a top […]

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