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News and Investigations

News & Investigations

News Releases and Public Information

Welcome to the Polk County Sheriff's Office News Room, where the Public Information Officers (PIO's) post all of the information that they release to the news media. PIO's act as liaisons between news media organizations and the Sheriff's Office. The PIO's routinely release timely and accurate information and Crime Stoppers bulletins, and respond to routine and "breaking news" media inquiries. News releases and Crime Stoppers information can be found on this page.

PCSO's full-time Public Information Officers are Brian Bruchey, Carrie Horstman, and Alicia Manautou. The Public Information Officers can be reached by sending an e-mail collectively at

The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.

Polk County News
Oct 3, 2023

PCSO supports donation ca...

There are two great campaigns running in Polk County right now where citizens can donate items to he...

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Paul Johnson
Oct 2, 2023

Murderer of a Polk County...

Paul Johnson, killer of 3, including a PCSO deputy, dies in state prison custody

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Drive By Shootings suspects
Sep 28, 2023

PCSO charges three teens ...

Boys 14,16, & 17 charged with 12cts of attempted murder and much more

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Freddy and Maria
Sep 28, 2023

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

During a seven-day undercover human trafficking operation, which began on Tuesday, September 19, 202...

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Operation Pop Top
Sep 26, 2023

Two sales clerks arrested...

PCSO nabs two sales clerks for selling alcohol to a 17-year old

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Jose Chaidez
Sep 26, 2023

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

PCSO looking for violent man

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