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Winter Haven Police Leadership Council

Members of the Council will experience hands-on activities over the course of the six weeks while gaining a much better understanding of what it takes to operate a Municipal Police Department.

The Council consists of approximately 20 members who serve voluntarily and meet bi-monthly with Chief Bird and agency members for a total of eight meetings.

 Activities for the Council include:

          Experience hands-on scenarios

          Participate in activities at the Burnam-McCall Training Facility

          Tour the Polk County Jail, Booking Facility and meet with court officials

          Ride with a Winter Haven Police Officer for a shift

          Spend time at the Polk County Sheriff's Emergency Communications Center (9-1-1)

Applications are accepted during the months of October and November with the Council starting the end of January each year.

You may download a PDF copy of the application here and mail it to the address provided or to the fax number on the application. You may also request a WORD version by email  and send it back to the email address below.

For more information, contact Jamie Brown at jbrown@mywinterhaven.com or call 863-291-5858, ext. 2351


 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.

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