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Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Mission and Vision Statement........................
East and West Division..........................................
Bureau of Criminal Investigations..........................
Bureau of Special Investigations............................
Emergency Communications Center.......................
PCSO District Offices.........................................
Department of Detention.......................................
Daily Subsistence Fee............................................
Inmate Work Program............................................
Office of Business Affairs.............................
Education and Records Division............................
Information Technology and Fleet Services...........
Office of the Sheriff.........................................
Office of Professional Compliance........................
Office of Legal Affairs and
Office of Communications.....................................
Crime Prevention Unit............................................
2011 PCSO Major Events..................................
In Memory of Bea Reid.........................................
PCSO Motivational Poster...........................
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Executive Director of
Members will protect the community by pro actively preventing crime
and safely detaining those arrested. Quality of life will be improved
through innovation, education, teamwork, community partnerships,
and exceptional customer service. We will measure, benchmark, and
create models to ensure professional, efficient, quality service is
provided to those we serve.
Grady Judd began his career at the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office in 1972 as a dispatcher. After
transferring to the Patrol Division in 1974,
he quickly progressed through the ranks –
holding every rank from Sergeant to Colonel.
In 2004, Polk County overwhelmingly elected
Grady to serve as Sheriff by a 64% majority
vote against two opponents. In November
2008, he was re-elected, with 99% of the
vote. He is now seeking re-election to his
third term as Sheriff.
Sheriff Judd has earned higher education
degrees through the Masters level – having
obtained both a Masters and Bachelor degree
from Rollins College. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management
Institute for Police, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and the FBI
National Executive Institute. He was a recent participant of the Jewish Institute for National
Security Affairs (JINSA) Law Enforcement Exchange Program (LEEP).
Sheriff Judd has taught as an adjunct professor at both the University of South Florida and
Florida Southern College. He is a past recipient of Polk State College’s prestigious Distinguished
Alumni Award, the 2008 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, and the 2011
Protect Our Children Junny Award. He continues to serve the community on several boards and
committees, including the Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE) and Polk Vision. He is
currently the Secretary of the Florida Sheriffs Association Board of Directors and the Florida
Sheriffs Emergency Task Force Chairman.
Grady is married to Marisa, his wife of 39 years.
He has two grown sons and eight
In 1861, Polk County was formed with a bright and promising future ahead. The
first Sheriff of Polk County, W.H. Durrance, was elected on February 13, 1861, with great
opportunity and quite a weight of responsibility. Now, 150 years later, the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office is an award-winning, highly effective, comprehensive, and professional
public service agency. We currently hold eight professional accreditations, in conjunction
with a prestigious dual-flagship designation, held by only four law enforcement agencies in
the nation (out of over 15,000).
As we present the Polk County Sheriff’s Office 2011 Annual Report, I can’t help but
wonder what Sheriff Durance would think of our agency today. I believe he would be proud.
The men and women of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated – every day – to
keeping you and your family safe by providing the highest quality of law enforcement and
detention services possible.
For yet another year, our proactive crime-fighting efforts and community relationships
have resulted in a safer community for those who live, work, and play in Polk County. The
crime rate in unincorporated Polk County and our contract cities is down 9.1% from 2010 to
2011. Since implementing PROCAP (Proactive Community Attack on Problems) in 1997,
our crime rate has decreased 59.5%! We are safer today than we have been in 40 years!
Our agency suffered a tremendous loss in 2011 – one that hit hard and cut deep. On
September 18, 2011, Bea Reid, Executive Director of the Office of Business Affairs, was
tragically taken from us. Bea was small in stature, but was larger than life, brave, always
upbeat, always smiling – and is sorely missed. She charted new territory, paving the way
for civilians to advance in our agency. As a member of our Executive Staff, Bea held the
third highest position in the agency; she was also the highest ranking female and the highest
ranking civilian in Sheriff’s Office history. We miss her every day! But, we will strive to
live every day like she did – with strength, perseverance, and a bit of humor.
My pledge to the citizens of Polk County is to continue to provide value through
reduced crime and increased quality of life. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office will remain on
the cutting edge in pursuing innovation and maintaining our professional accreditations. In
service to our community, we will ensure professional, efficient, quality service is provided
to those we serve!
Sheriff Grady Judd
The Department of Law Enforcement consists of over 800 men and woman who provide professional
services to Polk County. The Department of Law Enforcement is organized into to four major divisions to
include: West Division, East Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and Special Operations Division.
In 2011, the population of the Sheriff ’s primary
service area, including all contract cities was
East and West Division
The East Division, under the leadership of Major Paul A. Baggett,
consists of the Central District, the Southeast District, and the Northeast
The East Division geographically includes the eastern portion of the
county and includes components in each district to deliver services to the
people of Polk County residing or traveling in those areas. Each district is
commanded by a Captain who reports to the Division Commander.
The West Division, under the leadership of Major Larry G. Williams,
Jr., consists of the Southwest District and the Northwest District.
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The West Division geographically includes the
western portion of the county.
Within each district there are patrol platoons
which are broken down into different units such as
Community Oriented Policing (COP) Unit, Crime
Suppression Unit, General Crimes Unit, Traffic Unit
and Canine Unit.
The Community Oriented Policing Squads
(COPS) are located in each district and serve specific
communities. Deputies assigned to COPS provide
direct support to their communities in a variety of ways
to address crime and social issues through community
partnerships and different methods of service delivery.
The General Crimes Unit (GCU) is located
within each of the patrol districts. Detectives assigned
to the GCU are responsible for conducting followup
investigations on felony property crimes, and a
number of felony person crimes.
Proactive Law Enforcement
In 1997, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office
adopted “PROCAP”, a proactive approach to combating
crime and its effects on the community. The Proactive
Community Attack on Problems program uses crime
analysts and mapping software to alert deputies to realtime
crime trends, allowing them to immediately deploy
the necessary resources to effectively fight crime. The
basis of PROCAP is to prevent crime from occurring in
the first place, instead of relying solely on the reactive
policing method of investigating past-occurred crimes.
PROCAP has been a highly successful tool in reducing
the crime rate in Polk County since its inception 12
In 2011, PCSO deputies made 724,318
community contacts. Almost 2,000 a day! A
community contact is defined as interaction
with the Polk County community in reference
to criminal activity, prevention and deterrence
of crime, quality of life issues, holiday season
prevention tips for our neighborhood children,
and/or just to be friendly and show that we
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is proud
to provide six municipalities with top quality law
enforcement services. These municipalities can take
advantage of our winning formula for law enforcement
as well as save time and money by eliminating the
taxing administrative overhead of maintaining their
own separate law enforcement agency.
Each of these six municipalities are provided
the same level of excellent customer service to
which they are accustomed, at a cost savings to their
taxpayers. Officers who were previously employed by
them, who met PCSO qualifications, are now sworn
deputy sheriffs answering calls for service in their
“hometown.” A sergeant is assigned to oversee each
substation and the deputies who serve in the area.
Thanks to joint communications and
community partnerships, deputies and police officers
now work together more expeditiously towards crime
suppression and apprehending those who prey upon
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PCSO District Offices
Sheriff’s Operations Center:
1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven
1045 Wedgewood Estates Blvd., Lakeland
1100 Dunson Road., Davenport
4120 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland
4011 Sgt. Mary Campbell Way, Lake Wales
3635 Avenue G NW., Winter Haven
Eagle Lake Sheriff’s Station:
75 North 7th Street, Eagle Lake
Fort Meade Sheriff’s Station:
15 Northwest 1st Street, Fort Meade
The cities of Auburndale, Lake Wales,
Davenport, and Winter Haven have
contracted to have their dispatch services
operated through the PCSO Emergency
Frostproof Sheriff’s Station:
111 West 1st Street. Frostproof
Polk City Sheriff’s Station:
123 Broadway Blvd, Polk City
Dundee Sheriff’s Station:
204 East Main Street, Dundee
Mulberry Sheriff’s Station:
104 South Church Ave., Mulberry
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The Criminal Investigations Division consists of the Bureau of Special Investigations, which investigates
crimes involving illegal narcotics, vice crimes, organized auto theft, street gangs, and computer crimes; and the
Bureau of Criminal Investigations, which investigates homicides, robberies, crimes against children and the
elderly, and missing persons.
The Criminal Investigations Division is an integral component in solving crime.
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
On Tuesday, June 7, 2011, just after midnight,
a man positively identified as the suspect responsible
for seven home invasions, an occupied burglary, and a
stolen vehicle in the north Lakeland area was shot and
killed by PCSO deputies after he pointed a handgun at
the deputies and refused to surrender.
At just after midnight that morning, PCSO
deputies, who had worked around the clock during the
months of May and June 2011 to identify the suspect
or suspects responsible for a series of armed home
invasions, received information that the suspect vehicle
was in the area of the 3200 block of Crutchfield Road.
Deputies responded to the area and located the suspect
vehicle, a gold 1996 Lincoln Town Car, backed into a
vacant lot. They then saw a black male suspect dressed
in all dark clothing, with a black stocking cap on his
head, and a camouflage bandanna around his neck,
walking directly towards two PCSO deputies parked in
a surveillance vehicle. The suspect walked around the
PCSO unmarked vehicle and headed back west. As he
did so, the deputies in the surveillance vehicle saw a
black handgun in the suspect’s hand.
The deputies immediately exited their vehicle,
identified themselves as PCSO deputies, and demanded
that the suspect drop his weapon and surrender. Instead,
the suspect pointed the handgun at the deputies and
ran. The deputies fired their agency-issued Glock .40
caliber handguns at the suspect to eliminate the deadly
threat posed by him. The suspect, positively identified
as 29-year-old Eric Terrell Bradwell, was declared
deceased on scene. The suspect’s handgun, a Taurus
9mm confirmed stolen during the first home invasion
investigated by PCSO, on May 10, 2011, was located on
the ground nearby.
Crime Scene response
calls for service
Crime Scene hours
in ID Section
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Crime Down 59.9%
2011 VIOLENT CRIMES
Forced Sex Offenses 136
Agg. Assault/Battery 955
Thanks to PROCAP, COPS, and other community
partnerships implemented over the past 11 years,
crime decreased 59.9% comparing 2011 to 1997.
Each year, PCSO reports to the FDLE its Uniform
Crime Report (UCR) statistics, broken down
between violent crimes and non-violent crimes. The
total number of crimes worked by PCSO in 1997
were 19,169, compared to 10,761 in 2011 (including
contract municipalities), despite population
growth and an increase in calls for service.
2011 NON VIOLENT CRIMES
Motor Vehicle Thefts 420
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Bureau of Special Investigations
On March 30, 2011, George “Georgie”
Pizano, Jr.; Charles “Casper” Harrison; and Omero
Penaloza were federally charged and sentenced to
federal prison for 20 years, followed by 10 years of
probation. The indictments came after an extensive
investigation and the arrest of 50 suspects during
“Operation Clean Sweep.”
Through the diligent efforts of the PCSO
undercover narcotics detectives, partnering with
special agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the
State Attorney’s Office of the 10th Judicial Circuit,
these three suspects were indicted on Federal
Methamphetamine Trafficking charges.
During this investigation, detectives
identified 47 additional drug traffickers operating
mainly on the East side of Polk County, specifically
in the areas of Dundee, Lake Hamilton, and Lake
Wales. Charges on these investigations range from
Trafficking to Sales charges, including the following
illegal narcotics: Methamphetamine, Cocaine,
MDMA (“Ecstasy”), Marijuana, Alprazolam
(Xanax), Steroids, and Morphine. Polk County
arrest warrants were obtained on these 47 subjects
as a result of this East Polk County initiative.
In all, detectives and special agents made
248 felony charges, 32 misdemeanor charges, and
32 trafficking charges against the 50 suspects.
They seized 508 grams of Marijuana, 440 grams
of Meth, 132 grams of Cocaine, over 160 grams
of other illegal narcotics, and over $3,000 in U.S.
currency during the investigation.
CASH REWARDS for tips leading
to arrests: $31,335
HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS
PCSO Drug Hotline
Child Abuse Hotline
iPhone and Droid users can download
a free tip submit app to anonymously
To install these free apps,
please visit www.tipsoft.com.
The traffic unit
is comprised of
two sergeants and
In 2011, the
Squad of the Polk
County Sheriff ’s
Office Traffic Unit participated in the 5th annual
Police Motorcycle Skills Championships held at Bruce
Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson, Destination Daytona
in Ormond Beach. The competition is a fast paced
rolling display of motorcycle skill and safety. Seventy
police and sheriff ’s motorcycle officers from 22
agencies across Florida and the Southeastern United
States attended the event. The motor units pushed
themselves and their machines through a series of six
courses laid out across the three-acre parking lot of the
Daytona Harley-Davidson. The event helped the law
enforcement officers sharpen their skills by simulating
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In 2011, the PCSO Traffic Homicide
Unit participated in two programs
sponsored by the Florida Department of
The first was the Florida Law
Enforcement Challenge which tracks
and analyzes agencies’ traffic safety and
enforcement programs such as “Drive
Sober or Get Pulled Over,” and “Click It
or Ticket.” For agencies of the same size,
the PCSO was awarded first place.
The second was FDOT’s Florida
Law Enforcement DUI Challenge, which
tracks and analyzes an agency DUI
Enforcement program as it pertains to
traffic safety, training, and enforcement
programs and compares these to the
amount of crash/injury reduction in a
variety of areas for a set time period.
PCSO was awarded second place for an
agency their size
real world emergency situations a motor deputy may
face. The PCSO Traffic deputies earned several awards:
Deputy Nick Taylor received first place in the Class
2 individual competition with Deputy Mike Walsh
taking 8th, Deputy Steve Neil taking 9th, and Deputy
David Ogg finishing 10th.
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The Canine Unit is comprised of a Sergeant and 22 canine teams.
The deputies selected for the Canine Unit are among the most
motivated and dedicated members of the agency. Each patrol
canine handler must complete 400 hours (10 weeks) of tracking
and detector training (narcotics or explosives) prior to graduating
to another 400 hour course by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Basic Canine Team Training. This course teaches
the dog and handler all aspects of law enforcement canine
including suspect apprehension, handler protection, tracking
of suspects and missing persons, area searches for suspects,
canine agility, and intense obedience training. The Canine Unit
conducts all basic and in-service training utilizing experienced
canine handlers as instructors. These instructors are certified
canine trainers by the FDLE Criminal Justice Standards and
Training Commission. The FDLE Basic Canine Team Training
Course is sanctioned by the Kenneth C. Thompson Institute of
Seventeen of the Canine Unit’s
dogs are trained in both patrol work and
detection. Twelve of the canines are cross
trained to detect illegal narcotics and 4
of them are trained to detect explosives.
The explosive detection canine teams
are routinely utilized to conduct security
sweeps of public buildings, respond to
bomb threats, and are tasked with dignitary
protection when high profile personnel
visit Polk County.
Scenario based training has evolved
to each training day in order to present
“real world” situations to canine handlers
and canines so they are best prepared for
incidents which may occur on the street.
by PCSO canine 429
In 2011, the PCSO
agencies 670 times
The Special Operations Division supports law
enforcement through the innovative use of Aviation,
Environmental and Marine Unit, Agriculture, School
Resource, School Crossing, Telecommunication, and
Animal Control services. Special Operations also
provides crisis response and control teams to include
the PCSO Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team,
Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT), the Mounted Search
and Rescue Team (MSART), the Protective Service
Team, and the Honor Guard.
Environmental and Marine, Agriculture, and
Aviation deputies are specially-trained to deploy a
variety of specialty vehicles and equipment, including
several types of watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, as well
as fixed-wing and rotor aircraft. They also investigate
special crimes that occur in the rural areas of the
county. In 2011, Environmental and Marine units
had 135 felony arrests and spent approximately 6,591
hours conducting investigations.
In 2011, 600 people
attended the Adoption
Event at Animal Control
for Miranda Trail Animals.
79 animals were adopted
Environmental and Marine, Aviation,
and Agricultural total calls
for service 4,448
During 2011, agricultural deputies
responded to 2,681 calls for service.
Emergency Communications Center (ECC)
The ECC blends
emergency medical, and
into one state-of-theart
services facility. Sheriff
Grady Judd was the
leading proponent for
blending all emergency
dispatch services under
one authority, centrally
located, and housed
together for efficiency and effective management.
The planning process began after 3 major
hurricanes hit Polk County in 2004.
In July of 2010, Florida legislation
was passed that requires public safety
telecommunicators become state certified by
October 1, 2012. The Department of Health
developed the required curriculum for the Public
Safety Telecommunicators Training Course
(PSTC). The training program consists of a
minimum of 232 hours. In order to be certified,
the telecommunicator must complete a PSTC and
pass a state exam.
In order to be fully trained in all disciplines,
the Telecommunicator is required to
complete 2,036 hours of training.
Classroom training (all telecommunicators)
LE Call Taking
Animal Control Dispatch
Fire/EMS Call Taking
911 Call Taking
The Emergency Communications Center
is one of the first buildings in Polk County
with LEED certification - the first green,
environmentally friendly government
building in the county.
1100 Dunson Road
Davenport, FL 33896
1045 Wedgewood Estates Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33809
3635 Avenue G, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
4120 US HWY 98, South
Lakeland, FL 33801
Sheriff’s Operations Center
1891 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
4011 Sgt. Mary Campbell Way.
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Department of Detention
The Department of Detention
provides booking and detention services for
all law enforcement agencies within Polk
County, and houses out-of-county and outof-state
inmates awaiting transport.
In addition to providing inmate
processing, security, housing, food, and
medical services within the two large jail
facilities, the members of the Department of
Detention are also responsible for courthouse
security, court processing services,
transportation services, and the inmate work
The Department of Detention is
comprised of certified detention deputies,
civilian support members, and sworn deputy
sheriffs. It is divided into two Divisions: the
Support Division and the Security Division.
The Support Division encompasses
Inmate Intake, Inmate Records, Inmate
Programs, Court Security, Court Process, and
The Security Division encompasses
the Central County Jail in Bartow and the
South County Jail in Frostproof.
2011 Jail Population
Daily Average Population: 2,109
Rated Capacity: 2,576
(Central County Jail and South County Jail year end 2011)
PROGRAMS OFFERED at
Central County Jail
Four G.E.D. Courses
1 course for females
3 courses for males
JASA (Jail Alternatives to
offered to males and females
dormitories in which
numerous on-going programs occur
Better Dads (by court order)
parenting-skills classes offered to
Parenting by Grace
(by court order)
parenting-skills class offered to
PROGRAMS OFFERED at
South County Jail
(Offered to juveniles)
In 2011, the Court Security
section of the Department of
Detention completed 226,095
cases and had 1,451,610
Inmates Booked into PCSO jail
27 jail tours
were conducted and
521 people toured our
Polk County Jail Daily Subsistence Fee
On April 15, 2009, the Polk County
Sheriff ’s Office started charging inmates a $2.00
a day “subsistence fee.” The new fee is specifically
authorized in Florida Statue 951.033. The fees are
used to subsidize the cost of incarcerating inmatesincluding
costs and services for items such as food,
clothing, laundry, etc.
The $2.00 subsistence fee is assessed daily and
collected through the inmate accounting system. If
an inmate has insufficient funds in his/her account
to pay the fee, the fee will be charged to the account
and a running balance will be maintained.
No inmate is denied access to food, medical
care, or hygienic products if they do not have funds
in their inmate accounts or if they do not have funds
available during the booking process to pay the fees.
In FY 10/11, $292,051 was collected from
Polk County Jail inmates based on the subsistence
Aside from the $2.00 daily fee the following
fees have already been implemented and are currently
in place in order to defray the cost of booking and
incarceration: for medical co-payments ($21,473
collected), hygiene items ($45,663 collected), and
per diem charges ($233,805 collected). These
funds help to reduce the overall operating costs for
jail booking, housing prisoners, as well as feeding
and clothing prisoners. The average cost per day
per Polk County Jail inmate for fiscal year 2011 is
total cost per meal
served 3 times a day
miles were driven by
the transportation unit
inmates were sent to prison
tons of laundry serviced
people visited inmates
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Inmate labor provides valuable assistance
to the Department of Detention. Inmates work
in the jail kitchens, laundry room, and clean and
maintain all jail areas. In 2011, the free inmate labor,
is conservatively valued at $4.8 MILLION
TOTAL LABOR SAVINGS
PCSO Jail Inmate
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Work
Program consists of both weekday and weekend
The Inmate Work Program serves a three-fold
purpose: it allows an individual to pay his/her debt
to society, allows an individual to maintain gainful
employment, and also eliminates the expense to the
taxpayer to house these individuals in the detention
facilities. Inmates pay a daily fee for the privilege of
working in the program.
Provided the person successfully completes
the program, his/her sentence is served. If the Inmate
Work Program inmate fails to obey the rules or fails
to show up as directed, he/she will be arrested and
must serve the remainder of their sentence in jail.
70 participants of the Faith Based
Program graduated and 50 were
In 2011, there were 442 new inmate
QWhat types of tasks are
performed by inmates
participating in the work
inmates in the work program
clean roadways, service &
clean county vehicles and
buildings, & maintain county
and city grounds.
Inmates collected 3,471
tires in 2011
PCSO Inmate Work
Program total man hours
Polk County road
miles cleaned 2,126
Partnering with municipal and county agencies,
the Polk County Sheriff’s Office provides inmate labor
to many work locations. Inmates who participate in the
Weekday Program report directly to a work location.
This program was created to assist the county and cities
to reduce personnel costs and allows the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office an opportunity to maximize the use of
inmates sentenced to this program.
The Weekend Work Program consists of
individuals who have been sentenced to spend a certain
number of weekends on a work program instead of
completing their sentence in jail.
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Business Here Affairs
Office of Business Affairs
The Office of Business Affairs is comprised of Fiscal Services, Human Resources, Information Technology,
and Business Services. Each of these four integral parts work behind the scenes in positions that allow our sworn
law enforcement and certified detention members to better combat criminal activity and safely detain those
1,675 Full-Time Members
72 Part-Time Members
1,747 Total Members
applications/prescreens were processed
attended mandatory training courses
pre-employment testings conducted
vendor background checks
Human Resource Division
In 2011, the Human Resource Division
continued to promote our mission “ Pride in Service”
with the underlying messages of Customer Service
In August, the Human Resource Division
held an Education Fair for agency members as well
county personnel and local police departments. Sixtyseven
people attended the fair with 550 Education
In continuing to work with the High Liability
Special Project Team, a 5-Minute Safety Training
topic is prepared and sent out every two weeks for
supervisors to discuss with members.
Members of the Benefits Unit continue to
partner with the BoCC in planning the annual
Health Fair, which include one day being held at the
SOC for the first time since its inception. During the
four days, a total of 528 blood draws were collected
and more than 700 flu vaccines were administered.
Our members seemed to be pleased that we were
able to bring the Health Fair to the SOC. We have
also implemented our new Wellness Program with
Preventure and have sent our information regarding
the benefits of the program to members’ homes as well
as email blasts. The Wellness Committee is working
with Preventure for them to assist us in selecting and
training Wellness Advocates to increase the awareness
of the program.
members hold college
Of the 667 of degreeholding
the breakdown of the
highest level of degrees
held is as follows:
The Polk County Sheriff ’s Office supports
members seeking higher education and professional
certification. By doing so, the agency not only provides
enhanced, professional services, but also more
effectively manages its workload. Currently, 253 fulltime
members hold Associate’s degrees, 291 full-time
members hold Bachelor’s degrees, 122 members hold
Master’s degrees, and 5 hold Doctorate degrees.
The Certified Public Manager (CPM) program
is an intense, 8-level course spread over 18 months,
taught by Florida State University. The curriculum is
geared toward the development of highly-professional
and competent managers and leaders in the public
sector. The Polk County Sheriff ’s Office offers the
CPM program to members in management positions
throughout the agency in an effort to maintain the
highest standard of professionalism.
The Records Section is responsible for recording
and storing case files. It is composed of the Offense
Records Unit, Data Entry Unit, and Technical Services
Unit. These three units work together to service law
enforcement agencies and public demands.
felony warrants were processed
offense/incident reports were processed
walk-up requests for assistance were served
In 2011, Training staff facilitated
more than 1,500 hours of classes
to Federal, State, County, and
The Polk County Sheriff ’s Office training function
is headquartered at the Burnham-McCall Training
Center located at 2201 Old Bartow-Eagle Lake Road,
Bartow. The center includes administrative offices, classrooms,
and training areas for the Emergency Response
Team, the Canine Unit, an agility course, and ranges for
various weaponry training.
The training staff developed a compressive plan
for future development of the Training site in 2011.
During this past calendar year, the staff of the Training
Center has facilitated the construction of two additional
At no cost to the tax payers of Polk County, a new
shoot house was constructed using grant funding and
inmate labor. This new facility uses modern materials
that will provide even greater training opportunities.
The virtual simulator has been a tool widely used
by both the Department of Law Enforcement and the
Department of Detention. Most notably, the use of this
tool has significantly reduced the costs associated with
Taser® recertifications by eliminating the need to shoot
live cartridges at a cost of $15.00 per unit.
While the Driving Pad project was postponed, a
new bathroom facility was purchased and installed as we
closed fiscal year 2011.
were delivered to
courses were offered
throughout the 2011 year.
Division Office of title
here Business Affairs
Information Technology (IT)
The PCSO Information Technologies Division
manages the equipment and software utilized
throughout the agency. They are responsible for the
storing, protecting, processing, transmitting, and
retrieving information generated by agency members.
In 2011, the PCSO Information Technology
Section implemented the false alarm reporting
software, CryWolf. The CryWolf system works with
the agency’s Tiburon CAD (computer automated
dispatch) system and automatically pulls false alarm
data and generates a report. The software records the
number of false alarms at each location. Letters of
notice regarding frequent abuses in the False Alarm
Ordinance are then automatically generated. The
process saves time and reduces the chance of error in
tracking false alarms.
In 2011, IT, in conjunction with the PCSO Identification
Section, implemented a RapidID system. This system
is comprised of a server as well as the RapidID devices
themselves. RapidID allows a deputy on a scene to capture
suspect fingerprints and run those prints against the FDLE
database getting results within a few minutes. This technology
is especially helpful if suspects have no ID or are supplying
The Fleet Services Section currently services
approximately 1,400 vehicles for both mechanical
and cosmetic appearances.
Throughout 2011, Fleet personnel performed
5,000 repair orders. These repairs equaled 11,814
hours in labor with a parts cost of $1,327,951. They
strive to reduce the “down time” for vehicles and
average 6-8 hours on each vehicle’s time in the
over 17 million
miles were logged on
agency vehicles in FY 10/11
◆ Combined, the Fleet staff has more than 70 years
experience and is ASE certified.
◆ By performing in-house regular maintenance on
our vehicles, considerable amounts of money and
time are saved. Routine maintenance is performed
at regular intervals.
$ PCSO COST SAVINGS$
lock up/ housing
fee per diem
was collected from
inmates for medical
was saved from hours
donated by Reserve
Deputies & civilians
In 2011, $114,800 was collected as reward
money from the Social Security Administration
for identifying inmates who were receiving
ineligible Social Security benefits.
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Sheriff Grady Judd
to the County Commissioners
from fiscal year 10-11
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is
recognized for its practice of optimizing the
use of sworn and certified employees, deputy
sheriffs, and detention deputies, to perform high
risk law enforcement and detention duties. For
administrative functions, the agency employs
civilians in many positions that other agencies
may staff with sworn and certified deputies, which
has reduced our personnel and operating costs
On July 14, 2011, Sheriff Grady Judd
presented the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Fiscal Year
2011-2012 proposed budget for approval by the Board of
County Commissioners. The proposed budget is about
$128 million, down from the $130.5 million the year
before. This is the third consecutive year that Sheriff
Judd has proposed a budget that is less than that of the
previous year. In addition to presenting his proposed
budget, Sheriff Judd told Polk County commissioners
he was going to cut down an additional $45,000 from his
annual jail costs by not giving free underwear to male
inmates when they’re booked in the Polk County Jail.
Law Enforcement 61.4%
(including Animal Control)
Court Services 4.7%
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The Office of Professional Compliance
strives to achieve and maintain the highest level of
“organizational excellence” throughout the agency. Its
three main components are the Strategic Planning Unit,
Accreditation Unit, and Property and Evidence.
TOTAL AMOUNT OF GRANTS
ADMINISTERED IN 2011
The population of the Sheriff’s primary service
area, including all contract cities, was 397,925 in 2011.
Polk County’s total population has increased
approximately 24.98% since 2000, ranking Polk as
the ninth most populated county in Florida.
According to the University of Florida’s Bureau
of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) 2011
estimates, Polk County’s estimated population in
2015 could range from a low of 631,000 to a high of
According to BEBR, the population of Polk
County was estimated at 604,792 in 2011.
The Polk County Sheriff ’s Office is a
proven, professional leader in law enforcement and
has maintained eight national and international
PCSO was named a Flagship Agency in 2006
and 2009, and with the second designation as a
Flagship Agency for Public Safety Communications in
2011, the agency is one of only four law enforcement
agencies in the nation with both the CALEA
and PSCA Flagship designations. In order to be
nominated as a Flagship Agency, a law enforcement
agency must have had three on-site assessments
which demonstrated that the agency is the best of the
best. An on-site assessment is conducted once every
pieces of evidence in the custody
of the Property and Evidence Unit
as of December 2011: 223,644
Office of Legal Affairs
The Office of Legal Affairs works directly with
local, state, and federal agencies, including Judges and
other attorney’s offices. It also works in conjunction
with the Department of Law Enforcement,
Department of Detention, and Office of Business
Due to the efforts of the Office of Legal Affairs,
$140,206.43 was recovered in forfeiture cases.
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• 206 contracts created or entered into
• filed 33 animal cruelty cases
• closed 20 animal cruelty cases
The Administrative Investigations Section’s
primary mission is to establish and maintain the
integrity of the Polk County Sheriff ’s Office and its
members, maintain the confidence of the citizens
of Polk County, and to protect the public from
unprofessional conduct by agency members as a part
of the agency’s legal and ethical responsibility to its
members and the citizens of Polk County.
• collected $2,635.50 in animal
• successfully closed 96 new PCSO
In 2011, the AI section trained
for 756 hours and conducted
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The Office of Communications is comprised of the Public Information Office, the Crime Prevention
Unit, the Volunteer Services Unit (including Citizens’ Assisted Patrol), the Volunteer Chaplain’s Program,
and the Multimedia Education and Training Unit.
The Public Information Office is responsible for disseminating information to the community, as well
as members of the Sheriff ’s Office, through audio, visual, print, and Internet communications. The Public
Information Office serves as the liaison to local and national news media (print, radio, and broadcast). The
Public Information Office aids in crime prevention and community awareness by writing and distributing
news releases, Crime Stoppers Bulletins, The Cyber Star monthly PCSO external e-newsletter, and The
Shining Star monthly internal e-newsletter.
Public Information Office
Multimedia Education and Training Unit
In 2011, the Multimedia Education and
Training Unit provided audio and visual assistance
to the Law Enforcement Memorial dedication,
Director Bea Reid’s funeral, Officer Crispin’s funeral
and completed filming projects for Peace River, the
American Red Cross, and Citizen’s CPR as well as
many more internal projects.
• 120 hours assisting other agencies
• 98 external video segments
• 881 internal video segments
crime stoppers releases
contacts with the
• 87,976 newsletters
• 105 video production requests
Citizen CPR Public Service
Announcement video shoot
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Social media is a phenomenon that has totally
changed how we communicate with each other. Now,
instead of relying on traditional methods for getting news,
we go to the Internet and our social media sites. We get
news faster and with less filtering or interpretation from
traditional news providers. We meet new friends and
business associates, and we catch up with old friends and
By the end of 2011...
the PCSO facebook page had
the PCSO Facebook page had
28,464 “likes and comments”
on News Feed stories.
624,933 people viewed the
PCSO facebook page.
In 2011, our PCSO Facebook page received
numerous tips throughout the year from our PCSO
fans to help our detectives solve crimes and capture
Follow Us! Like Us! Watch Us!
Crime Prevention Section
The Crime Prevention Section offers many
valuable services to the community by hosting
education and awareness programs, and safety
training courses for children, adults, and seniors,
in order to assist and equip community members
seeking to enhance the quality of life and the safety
of their homes, businesses, personal property, and
The Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with
Polk County Emergency Operations, implemented
the “First Call” alert system during February 2011.
The First Call system, and the previously used
system, allowed us to send 452 communicator
messages to Polk County residents, reaching
260,819 citizens. In 2011, the Suncoast Crime
Prevention Association presented Volunteer
Services Coordinator Robert Groover with the
Arthur S. Walls Award for being The Outstanding
Crime Prevention Practitioner in 2011.
In 2011, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and
the State Attorney’s Office (10th Judicial Circuit)
sponsored a Drug Prevention Video/Poster Contest
within Polk County public, charter, and private
middle/senior high schools. The video contest rules
required students in the audio visual departments
of the schools to create a 25 second video containing
a drug prevention message, while the poster contest
required students in the art departments to create
either a hand drawn or digital created poster, also
with a drug prevention message.
car seat check
car seat checks
First Call Alert messages
successful First Call
1st place: All Saints’ Academy
2nd Place: Stambaugh Middle School
3rd Place: Bartow High School
Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place: Union Academy
2nd Place: Lake Region High School
3rd Place: Boone Middle School
The largest component of the Volunteer Services
Section is the Citizen’s Assisted Patrol program (CAP).
It is organized in 53 communities and 2 trails across
Polk County. Not only are they in the unincorporated
areas of the county but also in the cities of Lakeland and
Haines City. This highly successful program assists the
Sheriff’s Office in deterring crime by providing high
visibility patrol and reporting suspicious activities to
the Emergency Communications Center and district
supervisors. Other areas where volunteers are utilized
are: Animal Control, Detention, Human Resources,
Records, Seniors vs Crime, and Special Operations.
The PCSO CAP program received the 2011
Public Service Award from the Quality Senior Living
Awards in August 23, 2011. The award was presented
by the Florida Council on Aging.
Volunteer Chaplaincy Program
The Volunteer Chaplaincy Program consists of
21 volunteer chaplains from various denominations.
Their duties involve counseling with the members of
the public and their families who are victims of crime
and other traumatic occurrences, such as fatal crashes.
They also counsel and provide support for members of
the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and their families.
In 2011, lead PCSO detention counselor
Chaplain Daniel “Heath” Woolman, happened to
drive by a crash site just after it occurred. Chaplain
Woolman and his wife, along with other bystanders,
stopped their cars and got out to assist, pulling nearly
everyone involved from the wrecked vehicles before
both vehicles were engulfed in flames.
2011 Volunteer Services
• 208 PCSO volunteers
• 2,751 CAP Volunteers
• 107,562 PCSO and CAP
450 counseling sessions
179 hospital & home visits
2,112 volunteer hours
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Sheriff Judd warns Polk store owners about illegal sale of
“bath salts” containing “fake Cocaine”
On January 26, 2011, Secretary of State’s Office, Attorney General Pam Bondi signed a “Notice Of
Emergency Rule” designating compounds commonly known as “bath salts” (MDPV and others) a
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest 17 in Prostitution
In a nine-hour-investigation on Thursday, February 3, 2011, targeting solicitation to
commit prostitution, Polk County Sheriff ’s Office Vice Unit detectives arrested 17 males
charging them with crimes ranging from Solicit to Commit Prostitution, to Possession of
Hydrocodone. The investigation concentrated on the Wabash area of Lakeland.
Three Sent to Federal Prison from Eastside Clean Sweep Operation
On March 30, 2011, George “Georgie” Pizano, Jr., Charles ‘Casper’ Harrison, and Omero Penaloza
have been charged and would be sentenced to 20 years of federal prison time followed by 10 years
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest 60 in Operation
Targeting Online Prostitution
In an undercover investigation targeting online adult ads, which began Monday, April 11, 2011,
and through Sunday, April 17, 2011, Polk County Sheriff ’s Office detectives arrested 60 suspects,
both male and female, and charged them with either Soliciting another for Prostitution, Deriving
Proceeds from Prostitution, or Aiding and Abetting Prostitution. Additional charges included
Drug Possession and Violation of Probation.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Woman for Child Abuse
and Child Pornography Charges
45-year-old Robin Leigh Pagoria, was charged by Polk County deputies with: Aggravated Child
Abuse (3 counts), Production of Child Pornography (3 counts), Promotion of Child Pornography
(3 counts), and Possession of Child Pornography (3 counts). She is charged with severely whipping
two children she had access to, between the ages of 10 and 18. She also filmed and distributed the
video of the whippings to another person. The other person lives outside the state and is currently
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dismantles Heroin Trafficking
A total of 33 people have been arrested after a 14-month-long investigation into one of Polk County’s
largest heroin trafficking organizations in Polk County history. On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Polk
County Sheriff ’s Office undercover narcotics detectives, in conjunction with the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement, arrested five males who were part of the Lakeland based organization.
Twenty-seven others were arrested and charged throughout the duration of the investigation with
one suspect being sought.
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No more free men’s underwear at the Polk County Jail
Sheriff Grady Judd announced during a budget presentation to the Polk County Board of County
Commissioners that the Polk County Jail would no longer provide free underwear to male inmates
booked into the jail. The move will save an estimated $45,000 per year in operation costs.
“Clumsy Beer Thief” Arrested In Lake Wales
On Wednesday, August 24, 2011, Polk County Sheriff ’s deputies arrested the suspect known as the
“clumsy beer thief ” who tripped and fell on his saggy pants when he attempted to steal beer from
a convenience store, and charged him with one count of Petit Theft. The suspect was positively
identified via the suspect vehicle seen in the surveillance video from the store.
Mulberry Man Charged With Attempted Murder And Animal
Cruelty After Stabbing Girlfriend, And Stabbing Dog To Death
Polk County Sheriff ’s deputies arrested a Mulberry man on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, and
charged him with 1 count Attempted Murder - Domestic Violence, 1 count Aggravated Assault
of LEO, and 1 count Animal Cruelty Causing Death, after he used an 8-inch long butcher knife to
stab his live-in girlfriend and his dog, severely wounding his girlfriend and killing the dog.
Polk County Juvenile Detention Facility Safe, Secure, & Cost
Effective Polk Taxpayers to save $7 million to $10 million over five
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced today that the Polk County Sheriff ’s Office has
successfully begun operation of the new Polk County Juvenile Detention Facility in East Bartow.
Pre-adjudicated juveniles were moved from the State Department of Juvenile Justice’s Polk County
Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The facilities are one block from each
Sheriff Judd to receive award this morning from Protect Our
The annual PROTECT OUR CHILDREN, INC. Junny Award was presented to Sheriff Grady
Judd at the Polk County Sheriff ’s Office located at 1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, Tuesday,
November 15, 2011, at 10:30 AM. The Board of Directors of P.O.C. selected Sheriff Judd in
recognition of the outstanding work done by the P.C.S.O. Cyber Crimes Unit during 2010. Using
a variety of innovative Internet-based investigative techniques, Polk County Sheriff ’s Office
investigators apprehended 109 suspected sex predators during the year.
PCSO K-9 Team and Deputies Assigned to U.S. Marshals Florida
Regional Fugitive Task Force Apprehend Three Escaped Prisoners
On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, PCSO deputies, including a K-9 team, along with detectives
and agents assigned to the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF)
apprehended three men wanted for escaping the Craighead County Jail in Jonesboro, Arkansas
last week (November 23rd).
Kenneth Von Leue
Joseph Jenson, Jr
August 21, 1967 - September 18, 2011
Those of us who were blessed enough to work with Bea Reid knew
her value and her strength. She was much like the bee as described
in a nursery rhyme from the 16th century :
Little bird of Paradise,
She works her work both neat and nice;
She pleases God, she pleases man,
She does the work that no man can.
Her friends and her coworkers were graced with her beautiful
presence every day, as she flew from person to person, spreading
joy like a bee spreads pollen, and doing the work that ‘no man
could.’ She will always be missed, and will never be replaced.
In Memory of our
Oliver Thomas Smith
J. Edward Harrelson
Leon A. Bernard
Paul A. Powell
Sollie Waller rabun, Jr.
Waymon D. Allen
David Michael Goddard
Larry W. Rhoden
G. Brian Wilkinson
Vernon “Matt” Williams
Ronnie O’Neal Brown
Wesley “Wes” Whitmore
In Memory of Fallen Heroes
for our contract cities:
Pascal Powell Brown
Fort Meade Police Department
Henry David McCall
Johnny Boyd Smith
Frostproof Police Department
“Greater love hath no man than this, that
a man lay down his life for his friends.”
They fight when others fold, pursue while others retreat,
conquer while others quit and make right when all else is wrong.
P H O N E N U M B E R S
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PCSO CENTRAL COUNTY JAIL
PCSO SOUTH COUNTY JAIL
PCSO BOOK IN
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CLERK OF COURTS
SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
POLK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
2011 Polk County Sheriff’s Office Annual Report
Produced by the PCSO Office of Communications