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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.

William Ira Tillman III
Mar 7, 2022

Sebring man charged with ...

PCSO detectives charged 52-year-old William Ira Tillman III with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Off...

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Douglas Norris
Mar 4, 2022

Davenport man arrested af...

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 52-year-old Douglas Norris of Davenport after he aimed a l...

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Angry Bat
Mar 3, 2022

Polk County has first con...

Bat found in Winter Haven tests positive for rabies

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Mar 3, 2022

Two clerks arrested for i...

Operation Pop Top: 2 clerks arrested for selling alcohol to an 18-year old

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Child Pornography Suspects
Mar 3, 2022

PCSO Computer Crimes Unit...

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

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Matthew Correa mug shot
Feb 26, 2022

Polk County Sheriff's Off...

Armed robbery suspect captured by PCSO deputies

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