Welcome to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Website. We are happy to provide this site as a resource for use by members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the media, and the public.
I encourage you to make our “polksheriff.org” website your home page for your internet browser.
You have access to a wide range of information, from contact numbers to inmate information to crime prevention information. I encourage you to search our site—I think you will be surprised how much you can find!
You can learn about the latest "bust," complete with digital photographs and news releases. This is the same site that the media uses to get the facts--only you learn about it here first!
We also encourage you to visit us on Facebook (PCSO Facebook Page), Twitter (PCSO on Twitter), and YouTube (PCSO on Youtube).
By following us on the Internet, you can help make Polk County a safer place to live from the comfort of your living room. Check in often. And, by the way, "let's be careful out there!"
Sheriff, Polk County Florida
Meet Your Sheriff
After beginning his career with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in 1972 as a dispatcher, Grady Judd quickly progressed through every rank – from Corporal to Colonel. As a small child growing up in Polk County, Grady had dreamed of being Sheriff. In 2004, Polk County overwhelmingly elected Grady to serve as their Sheriff, fulfilling that childhood dream.
Sheriff Judd has earned higher education degrees through the Masters level and has graduated from the FBI National Academy, as well as several other prestigious law enforcement academies, and has taught 23 years at both the University of South Florida and Florida Southern College. He is currently the Vice President of the Major Counties Sheriffs Association, a national organization serving counties with a population of 500,000 or more. Grady realizes that having proper priorities in place is important to success. Faith, family, and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office along with the citizens of Polk County are the priorities that direct his life. Grady has been married to his wife Marisa for 44 years, and has two grown sons, and eleven grandchildren.