Santa’s on patrol with Punta Gorda Police

Santa traded in his sleigh for a patrol car as he hits the streets of Punta Gorda on Wednesday, December 18th and Monday the 23rd.  He plans to stop by local day care facilities and parks while keeping an eye on local residents to see who is being naughty and who is being nice.

Santa rode with Punta Gorda Police Officer Dean Irving last year. He will return for another patrol of the City on the 18th and 23rd of December.

This patrol operation is the result of a continuing partnership between the North Pole Executive Board (NPEB) and the Punta Gorda Police Department. The Punta Gorda Police Department, along with NPEB, will continue to work constructively with all city residents to ensure that they are not put on the naughty list.

Chief Albert Arenal urges all individuals to report naughty people to the Punta Gorda Police Department at (941) 639-4111.

Prepared by:
Lieutenant Joe King
Punta Gorda Police Department
(941) 575-5525