The Honor Guard is composed of twenty (20) male and female members who voluntarily participate in the various performances of the Honor Guard. Members submit a request to become a member of the Honor Guard and must pass a review board before acceptance in the Honor Guard when an opening is available.
The Honor Guard has mandatory training twice a month for two hours each.
The Honor Guard has performed as color guard in many local parades such as Bartow "Halloween", Lake Wales Founders Day, Lake Wales Mardi Gras, Law Enforcement Memorial Service, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Lakeland MLK parades, Auburndale Citrus parade, and Christmas parades in Bartow, Lakeland, Haines City, and Frostproof during the past year. Each year the coordination of these events becomes more difficult due to the fact that many of the neighboring cities within the county schedule their events on the same date. Thus, each member of the Detention Honor Guard must be fully capable to carry out the duties that is expected of this elite team with precision and professionalism.
Law Enforcement Awards, Law Enforcement Appreciation Services, Veterans Day and Polk County Community Criminal Justice College Graduations are also some of the functions that the Honor Guard has attended and performed.
The most stressful of the Honor Guard functions is funerals, especially those of fellow members.