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Information Sought In Law Enforcement Impersonators  Sought 

Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about two men who are impersonating law enforcement officers in the Legacy Park subdivision.

On March 18, 2008, two unknown white males were going door-to-door in Legacy Park, which is located in the Highgate Park community in Northeast Polk County, displaying a gold 6-sided star with a black shroud on it and identifying themselves as “Polk County Police.” The men were asking residents if they were full-time residents or vacationers. They were also asking about security systems and which homes in the area were unoccupied. The men are driving a white Ford Taurus.

One of the suspects is described as a white male, about 6’ tall, 180 lbs., with brown hair cut military-style, wearing tan pants and a button-up shirt. The others suspect is described as a white male, about 5’7” tall, 200 lbs., with sandy blond hair cut military-style, wearing tan pants and a button-up shirt.

A message has been sent to residents in the area not to talk to these two men, but to contact law enforcement immediately if they encounter these imposters. Detectives believe the men are trying to determine which homes to target for burglaries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Larry Davis at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 297-1100.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 3/24/2008