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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.

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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.

Guns stolen from vehicles

Area/location : Shepherd & Lunn Road, Lakeland
Message from : Sheriff Grady Judd
News date : Mar 14, 2023
Details :
Hello this is Sheriff Grady Judd. Even though crime is at a 51-year low, last Sunday morning in the area of Shepherd and Lunn Road, we know that thieves hit cars – that’s right, broke into the windows – and stole, among other things, four firearms. Please, please, please, help us get those firearms back, and always remember NEVER leave your firearm in your vehicle. Now, those four guns will be used in criminal activity because felons stole them. We need to recover those guns sooner rather than later. So if you know anything about these burglaries or who might be responsible, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). You can get a cash reward, be totally anonymous, and help us recover the guns before they’re used against an officer or some people in the community. We know that when they steal these firearms, they go to the streets, and on the streets, they’re used to commit further crimes by evil people. Help us solve the crimes. And please remember, never, ever, ever, leave your gun in your car at night. Thank you.