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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.

Justin Jenkins PCSO mugshot
Apr 29, 2022

South Daytona man indicte...

On April 29, 2022, the Grand Jury indicted 29-year-old Justin Jenkins (DOB 7/4/92) of South Daytona,...

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Seth Settle
Apr 29, 2022

Lake Wales man arrested b...

19-year old arrested after fatally shooting 52-year old woman in Lake Wales home

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David Roberts
Apr 29, 2022

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

PCSO deputies arrested 69-year-old David Roberts, Lake Wales, a Polk County Sheriff’s Office volunte...

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Brandon Hayes
Apr 27, 2022

Polk City man arrested fo...

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 30-year-old Brandon Hayes of P...

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Polk County News
Apr 22, 2022

Job Fair Tuesday, May 3, ...

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, the Polk County Sheriff's Office Human Resources tea...

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Kenneth Lester Kaufman
Apr 22, 2022

PCSO Computer Crimes dete...

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) arrested two suspects fo...

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