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 6/19/2017
SW-Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights Drive - 33801Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo Sex Predators relocate to 1409 & 1411 Dawn Heights Drive...
Be Advised: 2-Sex Predators have recently moved to: 1409 & 1411 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland. The predators names are: PATRICK ANTONIO LOUIS, 29-yr. old/Black Male, stands 5’10” tall; weighs 185-lbs. with black hair/brown eyes; residing at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive; and TIMOTHY JEROME WELCH, a 47-yr. old/White Male, stands 6’1” tall; weighs 200-lbs. with blonde hair/blue eyes; residing at 1411 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland. Both men are now supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections. You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on these sex predators, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 6/9/2017
SW Polk/Bartow area of Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTWO Sex Predators relocate to 1861 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd, Bartow 33830
Be Aware: Two (2) sexual predators have recently moved to 1861 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830. The predators’ names are: JONATHAN STEVENSON JR., a 31-yr. old/Black Male, stands 5’6” tall; weighs 190-lbs. with black hair/brown eyes; and
ROBERT ALLEN LEWIS, a 39-yr. old/White Male, stands 5’7” tall; weighs 161-lbs. with brown hair/green eyes. Both are residing at 1861 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830.  You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on these sex predators, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”. Thank your time and attention.
 6/8/2017
SW-Polk/Lakeland area of Lazy Lake Drive EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 534 Lazy Lake Drive East Lakeland 33801
Be Advised: A Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is JONATHAN PHILLIP LONG, a 26-year old White Male, stands 6-feet/2-inches tall, weighing approx. 177-pounds with auburn hair/hazel eyes, and has established a residence at 534 Lazy Lake Drive East in Lakeland, FL 33801. This Predator is supervised by The Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 6/6/2017
NW Polk/Lakeland area of Fiddle Leaf Way...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 3313 Fiddle Leaf Way-Lakeland 33811
Be Advised: A Sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is DAVID LEE BROWER, a 40-year old White Male stands 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighing approximately 150-pounds with Brown Hair/Blue Eyes and date of birth of February 16, 1977.  He has established a residence at 3313 Fiddle Leaf Way, Lakeland, FL 33811.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 6/6/2017
Countywide - PolkUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSchools Out - Safety Message
Hello, this is Sheriff Grady Judd:  With the end of the school year, the safety of our children must remain a top priority.  Please watch out for children at play in residential neighborhoods and please obey all speed limits.  Kids can be unpredictable!  Be alert for bicyclists and pedestrians—they’re harder to see than vehicles.  Avoid leaving children unattended in or near pools and lakes, and talk to them about the dangers of talking to strangers.  Let’s make this summer a safe and enjoyable one.
 5/26/2017
NW Polk/Lakeland area of Tenoroc Mine RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 2701 Tenoroc Mine Road....
Be Advised: A sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: CHRISTOPHER Dean MANNING, a 55-year old BLACK MALE stands 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approximately 200-pounds with Black Hair/Brown Eyes and date of birth: October 30th, 1961. He has established a residence at 2701 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland, FL 33805.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 5/11/2017
SE Polk/ Winter Haven areas of Garden Grove, Overlook Estates, Orchid Springs & Valencia WoodsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Unlocked Vehicle thefts & burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Due to the recent increase of thefts & burglaries to unlocked vehicles in the Winter Haven areas of Garden Grove, Overlook Estates, Orchid Springs & Valencia Woods; the Polk County Sheriff’s Office asks all residents to take a few moments before exiting your vehicles to remove visible electronics and money from within, then lock all doors and windows of your vehicle.  Secure all other items out of sight in an effort to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.  As always, report any suspicious persons or vehicles seen in your neighborhood by calling the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
 5/9/2017
SW/Polk County - Lakeland 33811 - Carla Circle & surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeAnimal Control warns BAT confirmed positive for rabies...
Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section advise residents a bat was impounded on Saturday, May 6th from the 6100 block of Carla Circle in Lakeland, 33811.  This bat was confirmed positive for rabies from the State Laboratory today, May 9th.  Please make sure your pets are currently vaccinated for rabies, and report any suspicious acting animals to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control at 863-577-1762. 
 5/8/2017
Central Polk - Florence Villa CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Meeting - Monday - 5/15 at 7 pm...ALL Welcome!
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Florence Villa Community” asking residents to “Mark your Calendars” for the upcoming meeting scheduled for MONDAY, March 15th at 7 pm at the Wilfred Smith Community Center located at 135 Avenue Y, NE, Winter Haven. Topics for discussion are current community issues and future community events. All are welcome to attend in support of the community. 
 5/5/2017
Southwest Polk/Bartow area of Old Bartow Eagle Lake RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator residing at 1861 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road...
Be Advised: A sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JAMES MATTHEW BOLEY, 50-year old White Male; 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approximately 165-lbs., gray hair/brown eyes and date of birth: June 7, 1966.  He has established a residence at 1861 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 5/2/2017
Central Polk - Inwood areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeInwood Community Meeting - Tuesday-May 9th at 7 p.m. - Mark Your Calendars!
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Inwood Community” asking residents to “Mark your Calendars” for the upcoming meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. located at the Inwood Baptist Church at 1302 33rd Street NW, Winter Haven. Topics for discussion are current community issues and future community events. All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 4/28/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity SNAP Meeting - Monday-May 1st at 7 p.m. - ALL Welcome!
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners informing residents of the upcoming meeting scheduled for Monday, MAY 1st  at 7:00 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview & Reynolds Road. Topics to include: BS Ranch & Farm update, Code Enforcement and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community. 
 4/24/2017
Southeast Polk - Indian Lake Estates & surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeReward for information  - SEE Something - SAY Something!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help with information about a possible arsonist who may have set wildfires in the Indian Lake Estates area. Please report any suspicious activity or people that might be related to the fires. Call 863-298-6200 or, to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. If you see something, say something. Thank you!
 4/18/2017
SE/Polk - Dundee area of Cypress Wood GolfUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeUnlocked Vehicle Burglaries-Lock it or Lose it! Report it.
Important message from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office advising residents of the recent increase in car burglaries in the Cypress Wood & surrounding area, where thieves enter UNLOCKED vehicles and rummage around looking for items of value to take.  Residents are strongly encouraged to remove property from within your vehicles and keep it locked at all times to prevent these crimes from reoccurring. If you have any information on these cases, please contact Detective Billo at 678-4115 or the on-call Detective at 863-287-7157, so we can investigate.
 4/18/2017
SE/Polk - Lake Wales area on SR-60 WestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 4454 SR-60 West, Lake Wales
Be Advised: A sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is RANDY Horace KILPATRICK, a 61-year old WHITE/MALE; standing 6-feet tall/weighing approximately 175 pounds, with brown hair /brown eyes.  He has established residency at 4454 State Road 60 West, Lake Wales FL 33859.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 4/11/2017
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Leisure PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 447 Leisure Place - Lakeland
Be Advised: A sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: GLENN A FLEMING, a 67-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 205-pounds with brown hair/brown eyes, and has established a residence at 447 Leisure Place, in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 4/7/2017
NE Polk/Auburndale - Sunny Lane areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 106 Sunny Lane...
BE Advised: Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: SCOTT RAY MOON, 50-year old White Male; 6-feet/3-inches tall, weighing approximately 220-lbs., brown hair/blue eyes and date of birth: April 19, 1966.  He has established a residence at 106 Sunny Lane, Auburndale, FL 33823.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 4/6/2017
SW Polk/Bartow area of Barcola Road...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 5951 Barcola Road - Bartow...
Be Advised: Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JOHN DOMINIC NASH, a 49-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighing approx. 149-pounds with brown hair/brown eyes, and has established a residence at 5951 Barcola Road, Bartow FL 33830.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 4/6/2017
NW Polk/Lakeland area off I-4 & County Line Road at South Frontage RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation off of I-4 & County Line Road at  So.  Frontage Road...
Be Advised: TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: VIRTICEE L. THOMPSON, 45-year old Black Male; standing 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 245-lbs., with black hair/brown eyes.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence in at County Line Road & South Frontage Road in Lakeland FL 33810.  Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332 or connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator
 4/4/2017
Central Polk/Inwood communityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMark your Calendars - 4/11/17 Inwood Meeting - 7 pm
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Inwood Community” asking residents to “Mark your Calendars” for the upcoming meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. located at the Inwood Baptist Church at 1302 33rd Street NW, Winter Haven. Topics for discussion are current community issues and future community events. All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 4/3/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Perch PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 433 Perch Place - Lakeland 33801
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: ROGER SHUMAKER, a 53-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 145-pounds with brown hair/hazel eyes, and has established a residence at 433 Perch Place in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 3/30/2017
Central Polk/Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Clean-up & Tire Recycling event - Saturday, April 1st...
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners and Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program to the Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres Communities this upcoming Saturday, April 1st. The program provides for disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your regular residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris (shingles, drywall, etc.) on THIS DAY ONLY.  All households are asked to participate by placing these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m., and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.   In addition to the curbside cleanup, a free tire-recycling drop off will be held at the Westwood Park at 1145 36th Street NW from 8-12-noon.  For Tire Recycling Limits or questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911. Thank you.
 3/28/2017
Southeast Polk/Babson Park area of Libby Alico RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 245 Libby Alico Road...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is, MICHAEL SHANE FRANKLIN, a 36-year old White Male; 5-feet 10-inches tall, weighing approximately 165-lbs., brown hair/hazel eyes and date of birth: August 17, 1980.  He has established a residence at 245 Libby Alico Road, Babson Park, FL 33827, and supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/20/2017
Southwest/Polk - Lakeland area of Perch PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 433 Perch Place - Lakeland 33801
Sex Predator Relocation Notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: CHARLES THOMAS HILL, a 67-year old White/Male, stands 6-feet/1-inches tall, weighing approx. 182-pounds with gray hair/blue eyes, and has established a residence at 433 Perch Place in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (undefined) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 3/17/2017
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of Lake Mabel Loop & Tindel Camp Roads...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area.  The predator’s name is: NORMAN KAUFFMAN Jr., a 48-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/6-inches tall, weighing approx. 155-pounds with brown hair/green eyes, and has established a transient residence at Lake Mabel Loop Road & Tindel Camp Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898.  The Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 3/13/2017
Central Polk / Winter Haven area of Florence VillaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Florence Villa Meeting - 3/20 at 7 p.m. - Mark your Calendars!
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “Florence Villa Community” informing residents to mark their calendars for their upcoming meeting scheduled for MONDAY, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. located at the Wilfred Smith Community Center at 135 Avenue Y NE, Winter Haven. Topics for discussion are current community issues and future community events. All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 3/3/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview & Reynolds RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity SNAP Meeting - Monday - 3/6/17 at 7 pm - ALL Welcome
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners informing residents of the upcoming meeting scheduled for Monday, MARCH 6th at 7:00 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview & Reynolds Road. Topics to include: “Keep Polk County Beautiful” Community Clean-up on March 18th, Code Enforcement Representative & Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 2/21/2017
SW Polk/City of Fort Meade areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Vehicle & Residential thefts - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office informing residents in the City of Fort Meade there have been thefts in your area.  As a deterrent, please lock the doors and windows to all vehicles and homes when unattended, and keep valuables out of site.  In addition, secure all golf carts, trailers and other property of value in an effort, to prevent crimes from reoccurring.  Please report any suspicious activity or persons to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.  Thank you for assisting us to serve and protect the community by observing this reminder.
 2/17/2017
SW Polk/Mulberry area of Nichols Rd & Old Hwy 60Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to Wooded area near Hwy 60 & Nichols Rd...Be Aware
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: MELVIN RICHARDSON, a 58-year old Black/Male, stands 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 185-pounds with black hair/brown eyes, and has established a transient residence in the wooded area at Old Hwy. 60 & Nichols Road in Mulberry, FL 33860.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 2/9/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Perch PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 433 Perch Place - Be Aware
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: TIMOTHY BURTON WALKER., a 47-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 145-pounds with brown hair/hazel eyes, and has established a residence at 433 Perch Place in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 2/9/2017
Southwest Polk/Bartow area of Barcola RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 5951 Barcola Road - Be Aware
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: DALE EDWARD SWATMAN, a 53-year old White/Male, stands 6-feet tall, weighing approx. 310-pounds with brown hair/green eyes, and has established a residence at 5951 Barcola Road, Bartow FL 33830.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 2/3/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday 2/6/17 @ 7 p.m.
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners informing residents of the upcoming meeting scheduled for Monday, FEBRUARY 6TH  at 7:00 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. Topics to include: Treasurers Report, SNAP, KPCB Community Clean-up March 18th, Code Enforcement and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 1/31/2017
Southwest Polk/Mulberry areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator Relocates...
Transient Sex Predator Relocation Notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: NORMAN KAUFFMAN Jr., a 47-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approx. 153-pounds with brown hair/green eyes, and has established a transient residence at Old Hwy. 60 & Nichols Road in Mulberry, FL 33860.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 1/25/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo (2) Sex Predators move to 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland...
The predators names are:
ANTIONA DEMARCO OWENS, a 43-yr. old/Black Male, stands 5’9” tall; weighs 180-lbs. with black hair/brown eyes. KENNETH PAUL ALLSWORTH, a 42-yr. old/White Male, stands 5’11” tall; weighs 205-lbs. with brown hair/blue eyes. Both are residing at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801.These two Sex Predators are both supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on these sex predators, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 1/20/2017
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area along South Scenic HwyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent crime trend of DISTRACTION Burglaries...Be Aware
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is providing information regarding a recent trend of “distraction” burglaries that have occurred in your area and across Central Florida.  During these types of burglaries, suspects distract elderly victims outside their residence while a second suspect steals property from with their residence. Suspects typically pretend to be tree trimmers or employed by the city or county.  Please be vigilant and attempt to verify employment for anyone coming to your residence without prior notice. If you have information on these crimes contact Detective Anderson at 863-662-9635.
 1/19/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Lazy Lake Drive EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 534 Lazy Lake Dr - Lakeland 33801
Sex Predator Relocation Notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: BOBBY GENE SULLIVAN, a 65-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/11-inches tall, weighing approx. 166-pounds with black hair/blue eyes, and has established a residence at 534 Lazy Lake Drive E in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 1/13/2017
Southeast Polk/East Lake Wales area of County Road 630Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 18400 County Road 630, East Lake Wales...
This is a Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: NICK EVERETT LYTLE, a 53-year old White/Male, stands 6-feet/4-inches tall, weighing approx. 220-pounds with brown hair/blue eyes, and has established a residence at 18400 County Road 630 in East Lake Wales, FL 33898.  This Predator is supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 1/13/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights Drive...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland...
This is a Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: NORMAN KAUFFMAN Jr., a 47-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approx. 153-pounds with brown hair/green eyes, and has established a residence at 1415 Dawn Heights in Lakeland, FL 33801.  This Predator Is Supervised By The Florida Department Of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 1/13/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area along Clubhouse RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeDrive Safely, Observe 40-mph speed limit & avoid traffic citations...
Public service announcement from the Polk County Sheriff's Office reminding you that the speed limit for Clubhouse Road between Banana Lake Road and Lakeland Highlands Road was reduced to 40 mph, from 45 in mid-December, 2016 as a part of an effort to increase vehicle and pedestrian safety in the Clubhouse Road area. Please observe this lower speed limit to avoid traffic citations. Please drive safely, and watch out for pedestrians. Thank you.
 1/13/2017
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of College Park MHP...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking information on recent residential burglaries....
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with information on the recent multiple burglaries and thefts that have occurred in the College Park MHP area of Lake Wales.  Several residences have been broken into with phones, televisions and wallets being targeted.  Please remember to lock your doors and window to your residence and vehicles, plus report any suspicious activity to 863-298-6200.  If you have information on these crimes call Detective Gaiser at 863-678-4115; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-8477.  With your help we can prevent future crimes from occurring.  Lock it or Lose it!
 1/11/2017
Southeast Polk/Tire Recycling & Clean Sweep Event...Sat 1/14/17Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeFor Unincorporated Lake Hamilton, Dundee & Waverly Communities...
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners and Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program to unincorporated Lake Hamilton, Dundee & Waverly Communities this upcoming Saturday, January 14th. The program provides for disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your regular residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris (shingles, drywall, etc.) on THIS DAY ONLY for Polk County Residents (City of Lakeland Residents are not included in this Cleanup).  All households are asked place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m., and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected curbside.
Please NOTE: Residents within the City Limits of Lake Hamilton & Dundee may dispose of their remodeling & construction debris at the vacant lot just north of the Lake Hamilton Park from 8-12 noon on this Saturday, January 14th.
In addition to curbside cleanup, a free PUBLIC tire recycling drop off will be held at the vacant lot just North of the Lake Hamilton Park on North 2nd Street from 8-12-noon.  This event is in conjunction with Polk County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event. For Tire Recycling Limits, questions and other information, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911.
 1/5/2017
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview communityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday-1/9/17 at 7 pm...
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners informing residents of the upcoming meeting scheduled for Monday, JANUARY 9TH at 7:00 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. Topics to include: Discussion on the Community; Code Enforcement; and a COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 12/27/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Leisure PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 447 Leisure Place Lakeland 33801
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: NORMAN KAUFFMAN Jr., a 47-year old White/Male, stands 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approx. 153-pounds with brown hair/green eyes, and has established a residence at 447 Leisure Place, in Lakeland, FL 33801.  THIS PREDATOR IS SUPERVISED BY THE FLORIDA DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 12/19/2016
Northwest Polk/Lakeland - I-4 & Frontage Road areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTransient Sex Predator living in a wooded area at 850 County Line Rd...
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ANTHONY FRANK COWART, a 35-year old Black/Male, stands 5-feet/4-inches tall, weighing approx. 161 pounds with black hair/brown eyes. He has established a TRANSIENT residence in a wooded area at I-4 West & Frontage Road near 850 County Line Road, in Lakeland, FL 33815. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this transient sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 12/19/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Snow Road...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 6331 Snow Road, Lakeland
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: ADAM MICHAEL FISHER, a 25-year old White/Male, stands 6-feet/1-inches tall, weighing approx. 177-pounds with brown hair/blue eyes, and has established a residence 6331 Snow Road, in Lakeland, FL 33811.  This Predator is supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 12/14/2016
Southeast Polk/McLeod Gardens area...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple Vehicle Thefts - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public reference to recent thefts that have occurred in the McLeod Gardens Community between Weeping Willow Road & Lilly Pad Lane, where several cars have been entered with items stolen.  Should you see any suspicious persons or activities in your neighborhood, please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report. With your help, we can “work together” to prevent crime from occurring in the future.  Remember to Lock it, so you won’t lose it!
 12/14/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland areas along Clubhouse Road Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeReduce your Speed to 40-mph on Clubhouse Road...
A Public Service Announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office advising ALL residents and drivers that the speed limit for Clubhouse Road between Banana Lake Road and Lakeland Highlands Road has been REDUCED to 40 mph, from 45.  Please take notice of this change and as always, drive safely.
 12/9/2016
Northeast Polk/Solivita areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeIncrease in Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is contacting residents due to the recent increase of burglaries in and around the Solivita area, reminding residents to lock and completely secure your home, boats, out buildings and vehicles at ALL times.  Also, be on the lookout for any suspicious persons or activity then contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to report your observations.  With your help, we can "work together" to prevent crime from occurring in the future. 
 12/6/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Lazy Lake Drive East...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 545 Lazy Lake Drive, Lakeland 33801
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ALONZO SAPP,  a 28-year old WHITE/MALE; standing 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds, brown hair/brown eyes, with date of birth: November 17, 1988.  This predator has established residency at 534 Lazy Lake Drive East, Lakeland, FL 33801, and is supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 12/2/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday - 12-5-16
Meeting Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners informing residents of the upcoming meeting scheduled for Monday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road.  Topics to include: Discussion on the Skyview area; Code Enforcement; and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community.
 12/1/2016
Northeast Polk/Davenport communitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeBurglary & Theft Prevention Tips...Lock it or Lose it!
As a courtesy reminder from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office we are encouraging residents to lock your vehicles at all times, and please remove valuables from your vehicles.  Thieves are targeting items left in unlocked vehicles and are breaking windows to take valuables left in plain sight.  Additionally, if you are expecting a home delivery, use a tracking number and have deliveries made when you or someone you trust is home. Packages left on your front doorsteps are easy targets for thieves.  By being proactive, you can prevent these crimes from occurring and keep your property in your possession! Make it a Safe Holiday Season.
 11/30/2016
Southeast Polk/Wahneta & Eloise Communities...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean it Up to Green it Up & FREE Tire Recycling event - 12/3/16 Saturday...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners and Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Program back to the Wahneta & Eloise Communities this upcoming Saturday, December 3rd. The program provides for disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your regular residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris (shingles, drywall, etc.) on this day ONLY.  All households are asked place these items by the curb no later than 8 am, and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected curbside. In addition to curbside cleanup, a free tire recycling drop off will be held from 8-12-noon at the Centro Guadalupano Church located at 2150 Bomber Road in Wahneta.  Please abide by the waste hauling permit laws and do not transport more than 24 tires at a time.  This event is open to residents, property and agricultural land owners ONLY.  Absolutely NO automotive, tire or dealership businesses are permitted.  For more information, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911.
 11/30/2016
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area of N.Galloway, Knights Station & Swindell Road areasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Burglaries - Lock It or Lose It!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating recent burglaries in the North Lakeland areas from I-4 along North Galloway Road to Knights Station and Swindell Road.  Deputies request residents to lock all windows and doors to your home and secure your vehicles just the same.  Please report any suspicious persons or activity to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report.  Don't forget - “Lock it or Lose it”!
 11/29/2016
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area of Lakeland Park Drive...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocated tot he LaQuinta Inn - Lakeland FL 33809...
Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ALONZO SAPP, a 28-year old WHITE/MALE; standing 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds, brown hair/brown eyes, with date of birth: November 17, 1988.  This predator has established residency at LaQuinta Inn at 4315 Lakeland Park Drive, Lakeland, FL 33809, and is supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 11/14/2016
SW Polk County/Mulberry area of Old Hwy 60 & Nichols Road...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTransient Sex Predator relocates - Be Aware
TRANSIENT Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a transient sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: PEDRO ALBERTO HEIST, a 44-year old HISPANIC/MALE; standing 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, black hair/brown eyes.  This Predator is homeless and has established residency at the intersection of Old Hwy. 60 & Nichols Road in Mulberry, Florida 33860.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 11/2/2016
NE Polk/Unincorporated Loughman & Davenport CommunitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling Event - Saturday - 11/5/16 from 8-noon...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Keep Polk County Beautiful, and the Board of County Commissioners brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program to un-incorporated Loughman and Davenport Communities, with continued focus on reducing the Zika Virus, this Saturday, November 5th, 2016. This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris, shingles, drywall, etc. on THIS DAY ONLY for Polk County residents in these unincorporated areas.  All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m. and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at curbside.  Additionally, there will be a FREE tire recycling drop off held from 8 a.m.-12 noon at the Loughman Oaks Elementary located at 4600 Hwy. 17/92 in Davenport. For Tire Recycling limits and additional information or questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911 before this event.
 11/1/2016
NE Polk/Lake Wales area off or Hwy 60 & Sam Keen RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking information or video footage of Hwy 60 & Sam Keen Road...
Message from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office: On October 29th at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Highway 60 just west of Sam Keen Road, there was a Hit & Run traffic crash where a woman was fatally injured and a Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy was severely injured.  If you have any information regarding this Hit & Run traffic crash, or have any cameras at your residence or on your property that may have recorded vehicles driving in the area, please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 with this information.  Thank you.
 10/28/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Lazy Lake Drive EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 534 Lazy Lake Drive East...
Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: CHARLES SIMMONS, a 48-year old WHITE/MALE; standing 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approximately 195 pounds, brown hair/brown eyes, with date of birth: February 2, 1968.  He has established residency at 534 Lazy Lake Drive East, Lakeland, Florida 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/26/2016
NW/SW Polk communities in Wabash & South Galloway area...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event this Saturday-October 29th....
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Keep Polk County Beautiful & the Board of County Commissioners brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program to the Wabash & South Galloway Communities, with continued focus on reducing the Zika Virus, this Saturday, October 29th, 2016. This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris, shingles, drywall, etc. on THIS DAY ONLY for Polk County residents (City of Lakeland residents are not included in this cleanup). All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m. and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at curbside. Also, there will be a FREE tire recycling drop off held from 8 a.m.-12 noon on this Saturday, October 29th, at the Wabash Community Center located at 1230 Southern Avenue in Lakeland.  For Tire Recycling limits and additional information or questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911 before this event.
 10/19/2016
Southwest Polk/Communities of Bradley, Pierce & Homeland...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSaturday-10/22/16 Curbside Clean-up & Tire Recycling events...8-12 noon
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Keep Polk County Beautiful, and the Board of County Commissioners brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program to the  Bradley, Pierce & Homeland Communities, with continued focus on reducing the Zika Virus, this Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris, shingles, drywall, etc. on THIS DAY ONLY for Polk County residents (City of Lakeland residents ARE NOT included in this cleanup).  All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m., And absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at curbside. Residents of Bradley & Pierce may dispose of their unused tires at the Old COPS Station Across from the 7-Star at 6940 Main Avenue in Bradley from 8 am-12 noon this coming Saturday only.  In addition, a FREE PUBLIC tire recycling drop off will be held in conjunction with the Polk County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 8 a.m.-12 noon this Saturday, October 22nd at the Bartow High School, please enter via East Georgia Street.  For Tire Recycling limits and additional information or questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911 before these events.
 10/18/2016
Southeast Polk/Frostproof area of Scrub Jay Trail & Blue Jordan Forest...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRaccoon tests POSITIVE for Rabies...
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section advises residents from the 1500 block of Scrub Jay Trail in Frostproof of a raccoon impounded Thursday, October 13th.  This raccoon has since been confirmed positive for rabies from the State Laboratory today, October 18th.  Please make sure your pets are currently vaccinated for rabies, and report any suspicious acting animals to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control at 863-577-1762.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
 10/11/2016
Southwest Polk/Bartow area of Jessie DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 5703 Jessie Drive, Bartow...
Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: LINDA CAROL WALKER, a 40-year old WHITE/FEMALE; 4-feet/11-inches tall, weighing approximately 102 pounds, with date of birth: AUGUST 16, 1976.  She has established a residence at 5703 Jessie Drive, Bartow FL 33830.  You may view her public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 10/6/2016
Northwest Polk - Lakeland - Wabash & South Galloway areasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCancellation of Clean-Up & Tire Recycling event - RESCHEDULED to 10/29/16...
Cancellation Notice from Keep Polk County Beautiful in partnership with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office & the Board of County Commissioners, advising residents due to unforeseen circumstances and anticipated severe weather throughout the County, Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. is CANCELLING this Saturday’s Wabash and South Galloway Cleanup & Tire Recycling Event.  The Event has been RESCHEDULED for Saturday, October 29, 2016. We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused, and appreciate your understanding.  For more information, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at (863) 875-8911.
 10/5/2016
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area Wabash & South Galloway Communities...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeKeep Polk County Beautiful - Clean it Up to Green it Up - Sat. 10/8/16....
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Keep Polk County Beautiful, and the Board of County Commissioners brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program back to the Wabash & South Galloway Communities, with continued focus on reducing the Zika Virus, this Saturday, October 8th, 2016. This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris, shingles, drywall, etc. on THIS DAY ONLY for Polk County residents (City of Lakeland residents are not included in this cleanup).  All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m. and absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at curbside. In addition, there will be a FREE tire recycling drop off held from 8 a.m.-12 noon on this Saturday, October 8th, at the Wabash Community Center located at 1230 Southern Avenue in Lakeland.  For Tire Recycling limits and additional information or questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911 before this event.
 9/30/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview & Reynolds RdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity SNAP Meeting - 10/3/16 at 7 pm - ALL Welcome
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend the monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be brief updates from Lakeland Electric on Skyview Utilities, Code Enforcement Representative, and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend, in support of the community.
 9/27/2016
Southwest Polk/Fort Meade area of Sand Mountain Rd & Hwy 17 South...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates...
Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: JOHNNY BERNARD CLARK, a 42-year old BLACK/MALE; 5-feet/6-inches tall, weighing approximately 171 pounds, black hair & brown eyes with date of birth: January 15, 1974.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence at HWY. 17 South & Sand Mountain Road in Fort Meade, FL 33841.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 9/15/2016
Northeast Polk - Haines City area of Southern Dunes Rd & Hwy 27Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates to Haines City 33844/Hwy 27
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT Sex Predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: JACOB Leon HAYES, a 55-year old Black/Male, standing 5-feet/11-inches tall, weighing approx. 215 pounds with black hair/brown eyes.  He has established a transient residence at Highway 27 & Southern Dunes Blvd., Haines City 33844.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 9/13/2016
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Inwood CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeInwood Community Meeting TONIGHT at 7 pm - 9/13/16....
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office inviting residents to attend the Inwood area community meeting tonight, Tuesday, September 13th  at 7:00 p.m., at The WAY located at 1302 33rd Street NW, on the corner of 34th Street & Avenue ‘N’ NW.  All are WELCOME to attend in support of the community, and please continue to lock your car doors & windows; and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods by calling the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
 9/9/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview & Reynolds RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Meeting Notice for Monday/September 12th at 7 p.m....
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend the monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. Topic to include: A Brief update from Lakeland Electric on Skyview Utilities; Change of land use on Mine Mill Road; Present will be a Code Enforcement Representative, and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend, in support of the community.
 9/9/2016
Northeast Polk/Poinciana area of Walnut St; Haines City Rd; Fairway RdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeIncrease in Home & Vehicle Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is contacting this area in reference to the recent increase of burglaries in or around the surrounding areas of Walnut Street North, Haines City Road and Fairway Road.  Residents are reminded to be sure to lock and completely secure your home and vehicle doors and windows at all times. If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 and report it.  With your help, together we can prevent these crimes from occurring in the future.
 9/9/2016
Southeast Polk/Frostproof area of Ridge RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 22 Ridge Road Frostproof FL 33843...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: FRANK Anthony GARCIA, a 59-year old White/Male, standing 5-feet/11-inches tall, weighing approx. 180 pounds with gray hair/brown eyes.  He has established residency at 22 Ridge Road, Frostproof FL 33843.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 8/18/2016
SW Polk/City of Fort Meade areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeThefts of property from vehicles, residents & structures...
Due to the recent increase of burglaries to unlocked vehicles, homes and structures in the City of Fort Meade; the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking ALL residents to be sure to lock your vehicles doors and windows at all times; remove valuables from within as thieves have been targeting items left in unlocked vehicles.  Also, be proactive by routinely locking your home, shed and other structures. Please be on the lookout for any suspicious activity within your neighborhood and call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 for a deputy to respond.  If you would like to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward.  Working together we can prevent crime from occurring in our community.
 8/16/2016
Southwest Polk\Lakeland area of Pavers Road & Ridgeway LaneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates to wooded area...
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that this sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The transient predator’s name is: PEDRO HEIST, a 44-year old White Male; standing 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing approximately 170-lbs., with black hair/brown eyes and date of birth: May 26, 1972.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence at Pavers Road & Ridgeway Lane in Lakeland FL 33801.  Heist is currently being supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this transient sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 8/9/2016
Northeast Polk/Haines City area surrounding Lake Hatchineha Resort & RV Park Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeIncrease in Vehicle Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Due to the recent increase of burglaries to unlocked vehicles in the Haines City area surrounding Lake Hatchineha Resort & RV Park on Bass Street/Perch Street/Lakeview Drive/Bream Street/Turtle Lane; the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking ALL residents to be sure to lock your vehicles’ doors and windows at all times; remove valuables from within as thieves have been targeting items left in unlocked vehicles.   Be on the lookout for any suspicious activity within your neighborhoods and call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 for a deputy to respond; or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and remain anonymous.  Working together we can prevent crime from occurring in our community.
 7/12/2016
SW-Polk/Lakeland wooded area at Pavers Road & Ridgeway LaneUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates off of Maine Ave-Lakeland 33801...
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: WILLIAM J. BRANSON, 22-year old White Male; standing 5-feet 8-inches tall, weighing approximately 158-lbs., with red hair/hazel eyes and date of birth: March 10, 1994.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence off of Maine Avenue in a wooded area at Pavers Road & Ridgeway Lane in Lakeland FL 33801.  He is currently being supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 7/12/2016
CE-Polk/Winter Haven area of 2801 Avenue 'S' NWUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates in Winter Haven 33881...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: JOSE Sanchez MARTINEZ, a 52-year old Hispanic/Male, standing 5-feet/6-inches tall, weighing approx. 180 pounds with black hair/brown eyes.  He has established residency at 2801 Avenue 'S' NW, Winter Haven FL 33881.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 7/6/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights Drive...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 1403 Dawn Heights Drive...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: KENTAE GOVAN, a 32-year old Black/Male, standing 6-feet/1-inches tall, weighing approx. 163 pounds with black hair/brown eyes and date of birth: March 22, 1984.  He has established residency at 1403 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 7/1/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Perch PlaceUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 433 Perch Place - Lakeland 33801...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: ROBERT ANTHONY STANLEY, a 32-year old White/Male, standing 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 140 pounds with brown hair/hazel eyes and date of birth: January 3, 1984.  He has established residency at 433 Perch Place, Lakeland 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 6/28/2016
SE Polk/Dundee area of Lake Trask Rd & Bluff Loop & surroundingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeLOCK IT OR LOSE IT! Vehicles and Valuables...
Due to the recent increase of incidents involving unlocked vehicles in the Southeast Polk County area of Dundee, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking ALL residents to be sure to lock your vehicles’ doors and windows at all times; remove visible electronics, wallets, purses and money from within, and secure them out-of-sight.  Thieves have been targeting items left in unlocked vehicles.  So be proactive and take a few seconds before you exit your vehicle to gather and remove your valuables, then securely lock your vehicle.  By being proactive you can prevent from becoming a crime victim. Thank you.
 6/28/2016
NE Polk/Davenport area of Sunlake Terrace, Thousand Oaks, Sandy Ridge, Cypress PointeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSee something - Say something!  Vehicle burglaries increasing...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is informing residents of the recent increase in car burglaries in or around the areas of Thousand Oaks, Sandy Ridge, Sunlake Terrace Estates and Cypress Pointe subdivisions in Davenport. Sheriff’s Office is asking ALL residents to be sure to lock your vehicles’ doors and windows at all times; remove valuables from within as thieves have been targeting items left in unlocked vehicles.   Please be on the lookout for any suspicious activity within your neighborhoods and call Detective Higgins or Detective Marin at 863-236-3938 with any information.  Working together we can prevent crime from occurring in your community.
 6/27/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland - Perch Place surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to Perch Place, Lakeland 33801...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: CHARLES SHADLEY, a 24-year old White/Male, standing 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approx. 143 pounds with brown hair/brown eyes and date of birth: 8/9/1991.  He has established residency at 433 Perch Place, Lakeland 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 6/24/2016
SE Polk/Eagle Lake & surrounding areasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeEagle Lake Beach - PATRIOTIC Festival & Fireworks - 6/25 - 5-10 pm...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office would like you to BE AWARE of a Patriotic Festival occurring this Saturday, June 25th from 5 to 10 pm at the Eagle Lake Beach located at 370 Eagle Avenue, Eagle Lake.  Large crowds are anticipated during the festival to include a planned fireworks display with loud explosions in the surrounding area.  During this time, should you detect any suspicious activity, please call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200. 
 6/24/2016
NW Polk/Lakeland areas of Drane Field, Shepherd, So Florida Av to County Line Roads...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeVehicle Burglaries - Lock IT or Lose IT! - Suspect information
Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls in the past two days from residents reporting vehicle burglaries which occurred in the early morning hours.  The suspects are driving into neighborhoods in stolen vehicles, getting out on foot while the stolen vehicle follows, and burglarizing unlocked vehicles in your community.  Surveillance video shows the suspects are black males between 15 to 20 years of age. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking you to be proactive by getting in to the habit of locking your vehicles and report any suspicious activity you see in your neighborhoods by calling 863-298-6200 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-226-8477.
 6/21/2016
Southeast Polk/Babson Park area of North Crooked Lake CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeBurglaries to UNLocked Vehicles - seeking Public's Assistance...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in reference to several burglaries within the North Crooked Lake Community in Babson Park.  Over the past month, during the overnight hours several unlocked vehicles in this community were targeted with miscellaneous contents removed. The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate these crimes and reminds residents to report suspicious activity within your community, plus take the time to remove valuables from within your vehicle before locking it securely. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries are urged to contact Detective Gaiser at 863-678-4115. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 (TIPS).
 6/14/2016
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of InwoodUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeInwood Community Meeting - tonight - June 14th at 7 p.m.
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office inviting residents to attend the Inwood area community meeting tonight, Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00 p.m., at The WAY located at 1302 33rd Street NW, on the corner of 34th Street & Avenue ‘N’ NW.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community, and please continue to lock your car doors & windows; and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods by calling the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
 6/1/2016
SE Polk/Lake Wales area of Fast Trot Trail...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRaccoon tested positive for rabies...
Important message from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section advising residents a raccoon was impounded on Sunday, May 29th from the 2900 block of Fast Trot Trail in Lake Wales.  This raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies from the State Laboratory today, June 1st.  Please make sure your pets are currently vaccinated for rabies, and report any suspicious acting animals to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control at 863-577-1762.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
 5/24/2016
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1409 Dawn Heights Drive - Lakeland
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: JAY ALLEN COPELAND, a 59-year old White/Male, standing 5-feet/5-inches tall, weighing approx. 163 pounds with brown hair/brown eyes and date of birth: 2/26/1957.  He has established residency at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 5/20/2016
NW Polk/Lakeland area of South Frontage Road, along the I-4 CorridorUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates on S. Frontage Rd in Lakeland ...
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Lakeland Police Department informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ANTHONY Frank COWART, 34-year old Black Male; standing 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighing approximately 165-lbs., with black hair/brown eyes.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence in at South Frontage Road in Lakeland FL.  Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332 or connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator. 
 5/18/2016
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres Communities...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling Event - Saturday - May 21st...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners and Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. brings their “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program to Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres Communities on this Saturday, May 21, 2016. This program will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with their residential garbage such as remodeling & household construction debris, shingles, drywall, etc. on THIS DAY ONLY.  All households are asked to place these items by the curb no later than 8 a.m. and NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at curbside. There will be a FREE tire recycling drop off held from 8 a.m.-12 noon on this Saturday, May 21st, at the Sun Acres Entrance; located at the corner of K-Ville Avenue & Sun Acres Blvd.  For Tire Recycling limits and additional information or questions, please contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911.
 5/16/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Idaho AvenueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 207 Idaho Avenue Lakeland 33801...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: BERTRUM HUNT, 51-year old Black-Male; 6-feet/1-inches tall, weighing approximately 230-lbs., black hair/brown eyes and date of birth: June 28, 1964.  He has established residency at 207 Idaho Avenue, Lakeland FL 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For his photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 5/13/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Pavers Road & Maine Avenue (Near the Polk Parkway overpass)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo TRANSIENT Sex Predators relocate in Lakeland...
Dual Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that two (2) transient sex predators have recently moved into your surrounding area. The predators name are:
• BARRY LEE ALEXANDER, a 56-year old White/Male; standing 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 186-lbs., brown hair/blue eyes and date of birth: 12/10/1959; and,
• JAY ALLEN COPELAND, a 59-year old White/Male, standing 5-feet/5-inches tall, weighing approx. 163 pounds with brown hair/brown eyes and date of birth: 2/26/1957.
These predators are transient and have established residency in the wooded area near Pavers Road and Maine Avenue in Lakeland FL 33801 (near the Polk Parkway overpass). Both predators are supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections.  You may view their public flyers, or obtain additional information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332, or connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 5/11/2016
NW Polk/ Polk City area Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMOCK Training Drill today by Polk Correctional Work Camp...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Polk Correctional Work Camp advising property owners the Work Camp will be conducting a MOCK training exercise beginning at 8:40 a.m. today, Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 until target is located.  Please note: NO inmates will take part in this training - only Correctional Work Camp employees will be involved, who will be in uniform and unarmed.  Be advised you may see Work Camp Staff walking through your property during this training, do not be alarmed or concerned. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this Mock Training Exercise. For issues or concerns contact PCWC at 863-984-2273.
 5/10/2016
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Inwood Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeInwood Community Meeting - TONIGHT at 7 p.m. - May 10th...
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office inviting residents to attend the Inwood area community meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m., at The WAY located at 1302 33rd Street NW, on the corner of 34th Street & Avenue N NW.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community, and please remember to lock your car doors & windows; and report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods by calling the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
 5/10/2016
Southwest Polk/Mulberry area of OLD Hwy 60 West & Nichols RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates...
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: KEVIN DOUGLAS EVANS, 51-year old WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/6-inches tall, weighing approximately 203-lbs., with brown hair & brown eyes; with a date of birth of August 2, 1964.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence at Nichols Road and OLD Hwy. 60 West, Mulberry FL 33860.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  For more information, a photo and residency map on this sex predator, connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org, and follow the appropriate link to “Sexual Offender Locator”.
 5/2/2016
NW Polk/Lakeland area of I-4 & SR-33 North...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates...across from Auto Auction
TRANSIENT Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Lakeland Police Department informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding area. The predator’s name is: BARRY LEE ALEXANDER, 56-year old White Male; standing 6-feet 2-inches tall, weighing approximately 195-lbs., with brown hair/blue eyes.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence in the wooded area across from the Auto Auction near I-4 & SR-33 North in Lakeland FL 33809.  Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.
 4/29/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview communityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday, May 2 at 7 pm...
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend the last monthly meeting until September, this upcoming Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. Topic to include updates of: the SKYVIEW UTILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, CODE ENFORCEMENT and a Community COPS Report.  ALL are Welcome to attend this last SNAP meeting until September 12th. Come out in support of the community.
 4/26/2016
SW Polk/Lakeland area of Perch Place...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSEX PREDATOR RELOCATES to 442 Perch Place, Lakeland 33801
This is a Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: SHAUN PAUL CASE, 35-year old White-Male; 5-feet/4-inches tall, weighing approximately 135-lbs., brown hair/blue eyes and date of birth of December 13, 1980.  He has established a residence at 442 Perch Place, Lakeland, FL 33801.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator to view his photo and more detailed information. 
 4/21/2016
SW-Polk/Mulberry area of Nichols Rd and Hwy. 60 WestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates in Mulberry...
Transient Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a TRANSIENT sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: KEVIN DOUGLAS EVANS, 51-year old WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/6-inches tall, weighing approximately 203-lbs., with brown hair/brown eyes; and a date of birth on August 2, 1964.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence at Nichols Road and Hwy. 60 West, Mulberry FL 33860.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the "Sexual Offender Locator" on the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org for a photo and residency map.
 4/13/2016
NW Polk/Lakeland area of Ranchland AcresUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 2340 Ranchland Acres Road area
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sex predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JACK ALLEN CLARY, 46-year old White/Male; 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 190-lbs., blond hair/blue eyes and date of birth: May 7th, 1969.  He has established a residence at 2340 Ranchland Acres Road, Lakeland Florida 33809. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 4/11/2016
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Inwood communityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMeeting Notice for Tuesday, April 12th at 7 pm - ALL are Welcome!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office invites residents to attend the Inwood area community meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m., at the Inwood Baptist Church located at 1302 33rd Street, on the corner of 34th Street & Avenue N NW.  All are welcome to attend in support of the community, and please remember to lock your car doors & windows; and report any suspicious activity in your community by calling the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
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