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  Joseph Lyons - Crime/Intel Analyst

The Crime and Research Analyst is responsible for gathering, collating, reviewing and publishing statistical and analytical reports that reflect the state of the agency and the crime trends in the city. This Unit also conducts research and development on special projects, obtains grants and assists other members as directed by the Chief of Police.


Crime Statistics

The Winter Haven Police Department voluntarily participates in reporting of major incidents of crimes committed within the City to the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. This report is known as the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). This statistical information provides for comparisons of all participating agencies with respect to their reported crimes and the incidents resolved.
Please refer to the following link to read the current issue of the UCR.



 Online Services
\ Crime Reports
Crime Reports allows residents to stay informed about crime in your neighborhood. This is a great community awareness tool to target a specific location and timeframe. Log on HERE to be more informed.
Sexual Predators
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement opens this resource to users in order to enter any address in Florida and search the Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Registry. A map is also available. Log on HERE to start the search.
Purchase Accident Reports
If you need to obtain an accident report that occurred in the City of Winter Haven, you can obtain one from the convenience of your home. Click HERE to begin a search for the report. (Please note there may be a fee associated with this service)
Inmate Search
All arrestees in Polk County are taken to the Polk County Jail and booked into that facility. Click HERE to access the Polk County Sheriff's site for inmate information.


Strategic Plan

We are pleased to present our first multi-year Strategic Plan. This document will guide our efforts as we strive to ensure the safety of our community and enhance the leadership and management of the Department...
Strategic Plan


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