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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
Aug 1, 2023

Polk County has third con...

The third case of rabies in 2023 has been confirmed in Polk County.

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DSS job ad
Aug 1, 2023

PCSO hosting job fair on ...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is hosting a job fair on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m....

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Fuller Street West Homicide Map
Jul 31, 2023

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

Polk County deputies are seeking information related to the homicide of a 35 year old Davenport woma...

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Operation Pop Top
Jul 24, 2023

Operation Pop Top: Bartow...

Operation Pop Top

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Riley Groover
Jul 22, 2023

Pregnant woman and her un...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent double murder suicide that occurred in...

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Tyshawn Taylor
Jul 18, 2023

Latent print results lead...

A positive match from a latent print analysis (commonly known as fingerprints) by a PCSO identificat...

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