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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.

3655K Award K9 Team Roberts
May 19, 2022

PCSO picks top K-9 teams ...

Master Deputy Terry Roberts and his K-9 partners Gunner & Cat are tops in belated award

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May 17, 2022

Poinciana man arrested fo...

Poinciana man arrested for selling alcohol to a minor during Operation pop Top

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May 13, 2022

Lakeland woman arrested f...

Operation Pop Top: Lakeland woman arrested for selling alcohol to a minor

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Don Stephen Wildmon
May 12, 2022

Lake Wales contractor arr...

Contractor Stephen Wildmon was paid $23,500 up-front but never did any work.

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May 12, 2022

Davenport couple arrested...

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, PCSO Homicide detectives arrested 57-year-old Regis Johnson and 35-year-...

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Robert Simmons
May 4, 2022

Homicide suspect captured...

On Wednesday morning, May 4, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office captured homicide suspect Robert...

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