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3rd Annual Sarasota Police Department ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ July 8 - August 2, 2019

By the Sarasota Police Department

Students in Sarasota return to school on August 12, 2019. Before students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the community, wants to ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ with school supplies for the upcoming school year for the third year in a row.

Sarasota Police Officers are accepting school supplies today, July 8, 2019 through August 2, 2019, for the third annual ‘Pack the Patrol Car.’ School supply donations can be dropped off from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.  During the inaugural ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ event in 2017, more than 2,300 school supplies were donated by the community. Video from the 2017 event can be found at

Following the ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ event, Sarasota Police Officers will donate school supplies to students during a community ‘Blue + You’ barbeque August 4, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Gillespie Park. Students who bring their supply list will be able to fill up with the back to school supplies they need to head back to class.

The Sarasota Police Department is accepting new school supplies for all ages and grade levels to include backpacks, pencils, pens, highlighters, boxes of Kleenex, small bottles of hand sanitizer, folders, notebooks, glue, markers, crayons, erasers, notebook paper. Event volunteers will breakdown all donations by grade level and distribute these items as needed to each student.