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Captain John F. Donovan
North District Commander

The North District of Troop F is comprised Desoto, Hardee, Highlands, Sarasota and Manatee County. The North District headquarters is located in Bradenton while a sub district office is located in Venice. The North District is commanded by Captain John Donovan. Other staff includes two lieutenants, eight sergeants and fifty five troopers.

  • Desoto County is a rural county located in the central part of the state. It has a population of approximately 35,000 and serves as a major citrus and cattle community. Arcadia, the county seat, is known for the All Florida Championship Rodeo.
  • Hardee County is a rural county located in the central part of the state. It has a population of approximately 28,000 and serves as a major citrus and cattle community. Wauchula, the county seat, is also known as the “Cucumber Capital of the World”.
  • Highlands County is located in the central part of the state. It has a population of approximately 100,000 and serves as a popular spot for retirees from the northern states. Sebring, the county seat, is home of the Sebring International Raceway.
  • Manatee County is the northernmost county within the Troop. It has a population of 323,000 and serves as a popular spot for retirees from the northern states. Bradenton, the county seat, was the original home of the first Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy.
  • Sarasota County is located along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It has a population of 380,000 and serves as a popular vacation destination. Venice, the county seat, is known for its popular beaches and is considered the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World”.

Bradenton Station
North District Headquarters - Bradenton

 

Venice Station
North Sub District - Venice

 


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