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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
• 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.
Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies have investigated multiple vehicle burglaries in the Lakeland areas between Spivey and Kathleen Road to Rollinglen Loop area and north to Galloway Road. We are asking all residents to be on the lookout for suspicious persons observed walking late at night attempting to open door handles. Residents are strongly encouraged to lock ALL windows and doors to your residence, structures and vehicles. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is encouraged to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200, or remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.