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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.

Poster Rooske
Jun 28, 2024

Operation Rooske, A Famil...

Undercover drug operation results in 64 arrests

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School crossing guard
Jun 27, 2024

PCSO seeks substitute sch...

PCSO needs substitute school crossing guards

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Domingo Rivera Velez
Jun 27, 2024

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

15 year old girl photographed in the bathroom; there could be more victims

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Jun 26, 2024

Three arrested for enviro...

Uninvited campers arrested for trashing private property

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Aaliyah Ross
Jun 25, 2024

Lake Wales woman arrested...

Baby and man injured after being run over by car during disturbance

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Polk County News
Jun 19, 2024

Lake Wales man, 21, fatal...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last ...

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