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News and Investigations

News & Investigations

News Releases and Public Information

Welcome to the Polk County Sheriff's Office News Room, where the Public Information Officers (PIO's) post all of the information that they release to the news media. PIO's act as liaisons between news media organizations and the Sheriff's Office. The PIO's routinely release timely and accurate information and Crime Stoppers bulletins, and respond to routine and "breaking news" media inquiries. News releases and Crime Stoppers information can be found on this page.

PCSO's full-time Public Information Officers are Brian Bruchey, Carrie Horstman, and Alicia Manautou. The Public Information Officers can be reached by sending an e-mail collectively at

The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.

Bruce West Jr
Mar 24, 2023

Former detention deputy a...

False overtime claims land former PCSO detention deputy into the PCSO jail with felony charges

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Shastri Khan
Mar 22, 2023

Hillsborough County Sheri...

PCSO arrested HCSO detention deputy for DUI crash: BAC more than 3-times legal limit

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Tevin Lindsay
Mar 20, 2023

Lake Wales drug dealer in...

A drug trafficking suspect who has been in jail since June 2022 as a result of an undercover drug tr...

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Boats searching
Mar 19, 2023

PCSO conducting two death...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting two death investigations on two men who jumped out of...

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Operation Pop Top
Mar 10, 2023

Operation Pop Top: Davenp...

Ongoing campaign against illegal alcohol sales results in arrest of store clerk in Davenport

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Aalijah Parker
Mar 8, 2023

Westwood Middle School st...

On Wednesday March 8, 2023, PCSO deputies arrested 15-year-old Aalijah Parker of Winter Haven after ...

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