Click Here for ADA Accessible Format

Polk County Sheriff’s Phone# 863-298-6200

If in an emergency Dial 911

Polk County Sheriff Facebook Polk County Sheriff Twitter Polk County Sheriff Instagram Polk County Sheriff Youtube

Hit enter to search or ESC to close

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.

Marshall House
Jul 15, 2022

Lakeland man on state pri...

On Thursday, July 14, 2022 Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 45-year-old Marshall House...

Read More
Image of Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland
Jul 9, 2022

PCSO partners with Lakela...

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the creators of Bonnet Springs Park to help prov...

Read More
Child porn arrests July 2022
Jul 8, 2022

PCSO Computer Crimes dete...

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) charged five suspects fo...

Read More
Andrew Freeman
Jul 7, 2022

Pennsylvania school board...

Pennsylvania school board member arrested in Polk County for sexually battering a 17-year old girl

Read More
crash photo
Jul 7, 2022

Double-fatal crash betwee...

Motorcyclist and passenger killed in high-speed crash

Read More
USART diver
Jul 7, 2022

One man swims to shore af...

PCSO recovers body of fisherman in Mulberry after boat capsized

Read More