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Citizen Alerts


Polk County uses Alert Polk - a critical communications system shared with most public safety operations across the State of Florida - to inform residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations that may affect the health, safety, and welfare of Polk County residents, Alert Polk is used to out messages to subscribers, using their telephone numbers and email addresses.

PCSO also uses Alert Polk to notify citizens when a registered sexual predator relocates, per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (see below).

Emergency notifications include:

• Tornadoes/Severe Weather
• Mandatory Evacuations
• Boil Water Orders
• Gas Leaks
• Sexual Predator Relocation Notices
• Critical Law Enforcement Notifications
• Hurricanes
• Hurricane Recovery Information

When you subscribe for emergency notifications, you'll receive vital updates when severe weather is threatening the county or about crime trends in your neighborhood. You'll also have the option of receiving community informational alerts.

You don't have to live in the county to register. Click here to subscribe.

These time-critical notifications will be sent directly to your home phone, cell phone, or email address. When you register, please be aware that phone carrier charges may apply for all alert messages and data. You will only receive alerts that affect the address you register.

Community tire clean-up event

Area/location : Wahneta
Message from : Keep Polk County Beautiful
News date : Aug 5, 2020
Details :
Community tire clean-up event on August 8th, 2020
Contact person: Katie Yoxall-863-875-8911/KPCB

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners, Keep Polk County Beautiful, and Advanced Disposal Services, is hosting a “Special Summer Tire Recycling Collection Event” at Lake Gwyn Park, located at 423 4th Street East in Wahneta on Saturday, August 8th from 8-am to 12-noon.

Polk County residents and agricultural landowners may dispose of up to 24 tires per vehicle.  
• No Tractor or Off-Road Tires will be accepted;  
• Legal hauling limits will be strictly enforced;  
• Absolutely NO Commercial or Automotive Businesses will be allowed, this will be strictly enforced.
• Social Distancing requirements will be in effect, so please plan to unload your tires in the designated areas at this event.  

For tire recycling questions and additional information, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at (863) 875-8911.