Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Executive Staff members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office will recognize law enforcement, detention, civilian, and volunteer members of the agency on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Eva Banquet Hall in Haines City, at the "2017 PCSO Annual Awards Ceremony." On hand to help recognize these members will be county elected officials and administrators, and other special dignitaries.
Each year, PCSO holds an awards ceremony naming the Deputy Sheriff, Detention Deputy, Civilian, Reserve Deputy Sheriff, and Volunteer of the Year. In addition to these awards, Sheriff Judd will award Medals of Honor, Purple Heart Medals, Medals of Valor, Life-Saving Medals, and Meritorious Service Medals to those members who went above and beyond the call of duty during 2016.
The media is invited to attend this event. Some award recipients and nominees may be undercover - the Public Information Officers will be on-hand to assist you in identifying those members who cannot be photographed or videotaped.