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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.

Daniele Hamlton
Oct 18, 2023

Davenport man arrested in...

On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, PCSO Homicide detectives arrested 58-year-old Daniele Hamilton of West...

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Kevin Berry
Oct 16, 2023

PCSO seeking information ...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent road rage incident and shooting that o...

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Teresa Scalf Nurse Photo
Oct 16, 2023

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

37-year old murder of Teresa Scalf has been solved

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Operation Child Protector IV poster
Oct 10, 2023

Six suspects arrested dur...

Beginning September 19, 2023, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Lakeland Police Department, Haines City ...

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Operation Pop Top
Oct 4, 2023


Student working with deputies successfully purchased alcohol from two stores

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Polk County News
Oct 3, 2023

PCSO supports donation ca...

There are two great campaigns running in Polk County right now where citizens can donate items to he...

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