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Welcome to the Winter Haven Police Department's "Web-Station." Thank you for visiting our station and we hope that you located the information or services that you were seeking.

The members of the Police Department are committed to providing "world-class" customer service. We are pursuing a data-driven, community policing philosophy that places an emphasis on proactive problem solving and crime prevention to enhance the quality of life for the entire community. We are eagerly seeking opportunities to develop and grow our relationships with our community partners to ensure that Winter Haven continues to be a great place to live, work and play.

Our goal is to engage in open dialogue with our citizens and stakeholders to seek input and suggestions on how we can improve our services to you.

Gary Hester
Chief of Police

                Mission Statement and Core Values

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The Winter Haven Police Department is located at 125 N. Lake Silver Dr., Winter Haven.

Business Hours:
The Police Department is staffed for service Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (excluding holidays).

After Hours:
Persons requiring police service may seek assistance by utilizing the call box phone located at the entrance to the building or by calling 863-401-2256.

Frequently Asked Questions

Complete Department Contact Information

 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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