Tony Donohew

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Police Officer

North Port Police Department

This job requires me to be trained in law enforcement work, crime detection and prevention, and I have been given authority to maintain the peace, safety and order of the community. All police officers shall at all times take appropriate action to preserve the peace, protect life and property, prevent crime, arrest violators of the law and enforce State laws and City codes in accordance with Department regulations, policies and procedures. Job functions include meeting all standard of police officer as defined above; practicing a “problem oriented” policing philosophy; processing complaints and investigations involving the enforcement of all laws and codes and any violations thereof; demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations and to provide a high level of customer service; carrying out orders received from superior officers; submitting accurate reports depicting actual facts of an investigation as it transpired; rendering first aid to the injured as needed; prepares for and testifies in court proceedings, maintains department equipment as assigned. 

During my tenure at the North Port Police Department, I have served as an Officer in Charge for several years.  This required me to directly supervise up to 8 police officers in the absence of the sergeant.  I would monitor their activity, check reports and handle complaints.  I have also served as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Coordinator, explorer advisor, and High Liability Instructor for the department, as well as a member of the Honor Guard and the department’s recruiting.  I am currently assigned to the K-9 unit as a handler. 

Sep 2005 - Oct 2006

Corrections Deputy

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

This job involves work in maintaining the security, health and welfare of inmates confined to the Charlotte County direct supervision jail. The work involves responsibility for guarding inmates in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures. Duties include walking a post within the jail, booking and classifying prisoners, dispensing food, prescription medications, and canteen items. Work involves transporting prisoners to court, medical appointments, work details and other facilities; supervising work details and exercise sessions; and keeping records and logs on prisoners as required.

 I was directly responsible for, at a minimum, 64 inmates during my twelve hour shift.  During my tenure at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, I had an exemplary personnel file.  I rarely had issues involving the inmates I supervised due to following the core values of the Sheriff's Office.  I was responsible for several drug contraband finds during cell searches and inspections, to include cocaine and marijuana.  During my time spent at the jail, I had numerous justified use of force applications.

Dec 2004 - Oct 2005


North Port Police Department

The Police Dispatcher position is skilled emergency service work that involves receiving emergency 911 and non-emergency requests for police assistance, determining nature/urgency of calls, initiating police or other emergency personnel action and maintaining close contact with field units to monitor response and needed support requirements.  It requires a considerable degree of initiative and independent judgment within procedural boundaries.



Law Enforcement Officer

Florida Department of Lawn Enforcement

Corrections Officer

Florida Department of Law Enforcement