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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.

school crossing guard
May 31, 2022

PCSO seeking school cross...

Substitute School Crossing Guards needed for fall

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Donald McLendon
May 25, 2022

Lakeland man arrested in ...

A Lakeland man who had a PCSO warrant for his arrest was taken into custody in Volusia County on Tue...

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Mugs-Camacho Perez
May 24, 2022

Two Haines City men arres...

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, detectives arrested 33-year-old Gustavo Gonzalez Camacho and 48-year-old Ed...

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Tianis Jones
May 20, 2022

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

ARRESTED: Tianis Jones - Anger at the drive-thru gets her 4 criminal charges

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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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