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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.

Juania Lilly
Jul 16, 2024

State corrections officer...

Juania Lilly, 51, a Florida Department of Corrections officer, was arrested following an investigati...

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Angel Ruben Figueroa-Perez *  Kenneth Hommy Lopez-Rosario * Dereck Hommy Lopez-Rosario
Jul 15, 2024

Burglary suspects from Or...

PCSO K9 finds 3 burglars hiding in Davenport

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Jessie Valdez
Jul 11, 2024

Registered sex offender l...

A registered sex offender who was convicted in Hardee County in 1991 for a sex offense against a chi...

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Domingo Rivera Velez
Jul 9, 2024

PCSO identifies three mor...

More charges for man arrested for secretly recording nude family members

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School crossing guard
Jul 8, 2024

PCSO seeks substitute sch...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking qualified men and women in Polk County who desire to wor...

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Meghan Petty
Jul 1, 2024

The Polk County Sheriff’...

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the addition of Meghan Petty to our team as ...

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