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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.

Richard Alcalde
Feb 7, 2024

High school teacher/socce...

PCSO arrests 26yr old teacher after he admits to sexual battery of 17yr old student

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Pat Gorman
Feb 6, 2024

Prolific criminal arreste...

Fraudster took advantage of an elderly man; PCSO wants to know if there are more victims

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school crossing guard with proclamation
Feb 2, 2024

February 2nd is School Cr...

PCSO celebrates School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

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Kwavaughn Armani Buckley
Jan 31, 2024

Polk County murder suspec...

Poinciana murderer captured in Winter Park

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Kwavaughn Armani Buckley
Jan 29, 2024

Murder suspect being soug...

Murder in Poinciana; known suspect being sought

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Operation Pop Top
Jan 17, 2024

Operation Pop-Top: Conven...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a convenience store clerk on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, af...

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