Congratulations to Lynne Smith, winner of the #jeepinwithjudd "Cheep" Jeep donated by Kelley Buick GMC! (p.s. Are you following us on Instagram?)
Take a look at this surveillance video: Detectives have linked this vehicle, a 90’-97’ Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck (we think), to two separate burglaries in the Highlands Creek Subdivision area. The first burglary occurred on February 5, 2017 between the hours of 8:30pm - noon the next day (5th) and the second burglary occurred on February 24, 2017 at approximately 3:28am.

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Who's getting fit this Friday? #BobbleGrady needs a spotter
Matthew Sutton remains our #FridayFelon - do you know where he is? Call us. 863-298-6200. Or Heartland Crime Stoppers 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) . We have a cell with his name on it at the county jail.
Everyone, meet princess Delaney Reese. She's Lieutenant Steve Parker's newest grandbaby. Her daddy is a Highlands County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy. She is already one of the most protected little girls around Welcome to the family, Delaney! Congratulations, Parker family!! #babies #PCSO #HighlandsCoSO
Last evening, our deputies were shot at while serving a narcotics search warrant in Lake Alfred. Thankfully, none of our deputies were injured. Sheriff Judd briefed the media once the situation was resolved - here is a Fox 13 live Facebook video of that news briefing. Later this afternoon we may have more information about the dangerous situation, but for now, we wanted our FB fans to hear...
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MISSING CHILD ALERT - KISSIMMEE - PLEASE SHARE
Today's #TrafficTipThursday brought to you by the National Weather Service:
Turn Around Don't Drown®

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of...
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Turn Around Don't Drown PSA

Never Drive or Walk into Flood Waters - Turn Around Don’t Drown! Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities in the U.S. On average, ...

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While you were sleeping early this morning, this guy—Gauge—with a small assist from his handler, Deputy Sheriff David Griffin, took 29-year-old Krystal Nieves into custody on an outstanding warrant. Ms. Nieves was wanted for violation of probation for battery on a law enforcement officer. Deputies got a tip on where she was—she was hiding in a bedroom closet in a home on Moonlite Drive in...
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Today's #WednesdayWisdom brought to you by the anonymous author of this prayer, jotted down on the back of a Square 1 burger receipt for the four deputies who were eating there yesterday afternoon. On behalf of Deputies Billings, Watson, Falletta, & Griffin, and all of the men and women of PCSO, we thank you, whoever you are, for these kind words, for your prayers, and for your support. ...
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We're still looking for this pair..........do you know who they are? Call us - we'd like to talk to them. 863-298-6200.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the...
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Congratulations to our very own Telecommunicator III Chantal Wiley, who was recently recognized by the American Legion Post 8 as their Dispatcher of the Year 2016! Chantal has been a dispatcher since 2006 - first with WHPD then PCSO when we began dispatching countywide. She is amazingly calm under pressure, professional, reliable, and efficient. In June 2016, she handled a tense situation...
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It's #CrimeTipTuesday! You play a key role in preventing crime. There are many things you can do to make yourself, family, and your community safer. Awareness is an important tool. Lock your doors and windows; open the door only for people you know or are expecting; make your home look busy when you are away; use lighting and landscaping to increase safety; team up with neighbors you trust!...
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Everyone - meet Megan O'Grady from Cape Coral, founder of Blue Line Bears ([ Bluelinebears.org Link ]. Yesterday her parents and grandmother drove her to Orlando PD, Orange County SO, and PCSO, to deliver some very special, custom-made teddy bears to the children of fallen officers. Here she is with Deputy Ricky Anderson's girls Kinsey & Karley, with the two very special bears she made for...
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#OnThisDay we remember Deputy Sheriff Ricky Anderson, who died suddenly and unexpectedly one year ago today, on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Ricky left behind a loving wife, Kerri, twin daughters, Kinsey and Karley, and a son, Deputy Sheriff Robbie Anderson. Ricky was an outstanding deputy, assigned to the Agricultural Crimes Unit. Before joining PCSO, he was a Lieutenant at the Fort Meade...
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These are not great surveillance photos, but deputies are trying to identify these two suspects from an armed home invasion that occurred in Mulberry on Friday afternoon. According to two victims who were at home at the time of the armed home invasion, the two suspects are described as follows: suspect one is a black male, approximately 5'11"- 6'01" tall, skinny build, light complexion; he was...
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UPDATE: Laymeshia Hicks has turned herself in. She will be booked in this evening. Scott is still at large.

Do you know where 25-year old Laymeshia Hicks of Mulberry is? We have a warrant for her arrest—and for her fiancé 31-year old Xzaiveous Scott. Both are charged with trafficking in heroin over 28 grams, trafficking in cocaine over 200 grams, using a structure to traffic drugs, and...
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Heartland Crime Stoppers

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The next PCSO Concealed Weapons Course is scheduled for Saturday, MARCH 25, 2017, at the PCSO Training Center located at 2201 Old Bartow-Eagle Lake Road in Bartow.

YOU MUST CALL 863-298-6242, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8-5) to reserve your seat. Cost of the class is $45; proceeds go to Polk Sheriff's Charities, Inc.

Students shall not wear loose hanging clothing and shall wear...
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