Can I make a police report over the phone?
Reports are not taken over the phone. To make a police report, you must appear at the Police Station or request an officer respond to your location.
We are going on vacation, who should we notify?
Before you leave for vacation, call our main number (941) 316-1201, and tell the dispatcher that you wish to have a vacant house report completed. This information is forwarded to our patrol staff so that extra patrol of the area can be arranged.
When should I call 911?
911 is for emergencies. These types of calls would include life threatening situations where someone’s life is in danger or a crime is occurring and police assistance is needed immediately.
Where can I have my fingerprints taken?
The Police Department provides fingerprinting services free of charge. Appointments must be made in advance. Fingerprints will be done for business or government purposes only, not for immigration.
To schedule an appointment, call (941) 316-1920.
Where can I obtain a copy of a police report?
Copies of police reports are available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The cost for reports is 15 cents per page when picked up at the Police Department, or reports can be mailed after payment has been received. The cost for mailing is $1.00 per page.
For more information, call the records section at (941) 316-1920.
Where can I pay a traffic citation?
Where can I pay for a parking ticket?
Parking tickets can be paid at Town Hall located at 501 Bay Isles Road in Longboat Key, Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or you may mail your payment in the envelope.
When mailing your payment, please pay by check or money order and include the parking ticket number so that payment can be credited to the correct citation.
Welcome to the Town of Longboat Key Police Department website. This website is updated regularly with new information about ways the community and the Longboat Key Police Department are working together to make life better for our residents and visitors. We are proud of the excellent standing we hold in our community, providing the highest level of service with a valued reputation of being one of the safest towns in Florida. The Longboat Key Police Department is comprised of 20 sworn officers, 2 reserve officers, 5 civilian personnel and 1 part-time beach patrol EMT/Officer for a total of 25 employees. Many of our officers are also Emergency Medical Technicians. The waters surrounding Longboat Key are protected by the police department’s marine unit, responsible for enforcement and boater safety along the gulf coast, inter-coastal and bay waters. The members of the police department are committed to protecting the community’s unique quality of life for its citizens, visitors and future residents by providing high quality, professional police service.
The mission of the Longboat Key Police Department is to safeguard life and property, preserve the peace, prevent and detect crime and enforce the law while protecting the rights of all citizens.