City of Sarasota
Sarasota is also home to the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, a non-profit, independent marine research facility that is essential to marine biology and the delicate ecosystems all over the state of Florida. We are especially proud of the many sea turtles that also choose Sarasota beaches as a home every year to build their nests and release their hatchlings. It is a great event for all.
Sarasota is also home to the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Facility at Ed Smith Stadium. Our love for baseball runs deep and as one of America’s greatest pastimes we are honored to have them in our city. Our city is also the headquarters for the International Union of Police. Associations.
I.U.P.A./SPOA Local 6045 is committed to represent the membership of sworn law enforcement officers of the Sarasota Police Department. These officers serve the City of Sarasota and work 12 hour shifts/ 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. SPOA Local 6045 is partnered with the International Union of Police Associations in order to provide 24 hours representation and legal protection in accordance with various needs presented by our membership.