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Community Services
The men and women of the Winter Haven Police Department take this community to heart. All of the programs that the members are involved in are designed to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Winter Haven. Many of the programs are geared towards education for citizens of all ages.

Programs and services are FREE and we encourage citizens to inquire and become involved.

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Youth Services

The Winter Haven Police Department invests in youth!

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. We believe in addressing problems early, before they become big problems... MORE...


The Citizen Volunteer Unit is a vital part of the Winter Haven Police Department. Volunteers serve in many areas of the agency, including administrative, neighborhood patrol, trail patrol, assisting detectives and much more. Your skills may be just what the agency needs while allowing you to use your talents in a unique capacity in law enforcement. MORE...

Police Leadership Council

Our Police Leadership Council gives citizens an opportunity to come into the Department learning the various procedures, roles and operations of a municipal Police Department. Residents learn first hand about everything from patrol to crime scene, investigations to records.  Held once a year, this eight-week program meets once a week and is action packed and informative. MORE...


The Winter Haven Police Department Chaplaincy Program is a diverse corps of dedicated men and women who offer moral, emotional and spiritual guidance to Winter Haven Police members and their families. Chaplains may also serve the citizens of Winter Haven by assisting police personnel in stressful situations involving serious injury or death.  MORE...

 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.

 To locate community services, events or any other information regarding the City of Winter Haven, visit the Website


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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   Security Alarm Permits
Before an alarm system can be activated, business and residential alarm users must register the system with the Winter Haven Police Department.
Click HERE for the Ordinance information and fee structure.
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