Investigative Services
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Captain Charlie Bird

The Investigative Services Bureau provides the City of Winter Haven with professional and skilled investigators who are available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week. This bureau provides follow-up investigation on criminal incidents not resolved by a patrol arrest. Units contained within this bureau include:

General Investigations:  The General Investigations Division is responsible for investigating reports of crime, apprehending suspects and taking an active role in tracking repeat offenders.   

Special Investigations:  The Special Investigations Division handles complaints of substance abuse violations, prostitution and other related crimes. Crime Analysis and statistical data is also covered in this division.

Property and Evidence Division: Appropriately maintain the disposition of property, whether in compliance with court order, through release to its rightful owner, or through other legal means

* Captain Bird is currently assigned to this bureau during our Accreditation Process, which Captain Lisa Albury is spearheading. With this process, we are currently updating and performing a re-write of all General Orders, which Captain Albury is commanding.


 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.

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