The Uniform Services Division is the largest
single division, led by Captain David Castle. Along
with daily patrol functions, the primary functions include,
but are not limited to: response to calls for service,
preventative patrol, crime prevention and repression,
criminal apprehension and prosecution, report writing, court
testimony, traffic control, direction and enforcement,
crisis intervention and the development of relationships
within the community and with our citizens, businesses and
Patrol Division Officers are charged with the responsibility
of providing 24-hour-a-day police service, every day of the
The Winter Haven Police Department utilizes four police K-9
Units to augment the services of the Uniform Patrol squads.
A Reserve Officer has received training in the same areas as
a Police Officer.
The Traffic Division is responsible for enforcing the
traffic laws of the state and investigating vehicle crashes
that occur within the city limits.
Youth Services: Our goal
is to engage our youth of all ages to keep campuses safe and
to help build strong relationship with the youth and their
families for now and in the future.