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The Uniform Services Division is the largest single division within the Uniform Services Bureau. 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 visitors.

Patrol Division:  Patrol Division Officers are charged with the responsibility of providing 24-hour-a-day police service, every day of the year. 

K-9:  The Winter Haven Police Department utilizes four police K-9 Units to augment the services of the Uniform Patrol squads.  

Reserve Officers:  A Reserve Officer has received training in the same areas as a Police Officer.

Traffic:  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.


 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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