The Polk County Sheriff's Offices Fleet Services Section is located at 2815 Winter Lake Road, south of Lakeland. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Fleet Services Section currently services approximately 1400 vehicles for both mechanical and cosmetic appearances.
The staff for this section of the Sheriff’s Office includes the following personnel:
- Two Fleet Specialists
- One Service Counter Clerk
- One Fleet Administrator
- Five Automotive Technicians
- Two Automotive Body Technician
- One Paraprofessional
- One Data Entry
Combined, the staff has more than 70 years experience and is ASE certified.
Throughout FY2012 the personnel performed 3,983 repair orders. These repairs equaled 8,549 hours in labor with a parts cost of $1,737,074. (Note: 86.4% of vehicles were of services less than one day.)
Several years ago Fleet Services began using a new oil filter system by Soms Technologies called Micro Green which allowed them to increase oil change intervals to 10,000 miles and decreased oil consumption by approximately two-thirds. This has saved many hours of down time for deputy sheriffs and reduced the amount of waste oil produced by the Sheriff's Office.