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The Detective Division is responsible for follow-up investigations on all felony cases that occur within the city limits of Winter Haven. Its main objectives are protection of lives, recovery of property and prosecution of individuals committing offenses.
The Detective Division performs, but is not limited to, the following investigative tasks:

CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
(Exploitation of the elderly, rape, robbery, homicide, missing persons/runaways)

CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

(Burglaries, vehicle thefts and fraud)

INTELLIGENCE GATHERING & DISTRIBUTION

(Gangs, career criminals)

IDENTIFICATION AND CRIME SCENE UNIT

(Photographs, fingerprints and evidence at crime scenes)

LIAISON WITH THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

(Coordination and transmittal of court documents)
 

Detective Photo Gallery
 

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Samuel Sweet is escorted to a patrol car by Detectives Rusinch and Evans after arrest for murder of Ralph Ameduri

 Online Services
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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