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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 PIOs@polksheriff.org.
The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.
An update to Sheriff Grady Judd's briefing in Winter Haven on Monday, February 6, 2023
Traffic Homicide detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man responsi...
On January 30, 2023, PCSO detectives arrested 18-year-old Vincent Smith of Polk City for attempted f...
One clerk arrested for illegal alcohol sales during Davenport checks
PCSO deputies find abandoned newborn baby in Mulberry
On January 25, 2023, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Joshua Diaz of Kissimmee ...