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Citizen Alerts


Polk County uses Alert Polk - a critical communications system shared with most public safety operations across the State of Florida - to inform residents about public safety threats and concerns. During situations that may affect the health, safety, and welfare of Polk County residents, Alert Polk is used to out messages to subscribers, using their telephone numbers and email addresses.

PCSO also uses Alert Polk to notify citizens when a registered sexual predator relocates, per the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (see below).

Emergency notifications include:

• Tornadoes/Severe Weather
• Mandatory Evacuations
• Boil Water Orders
• Gas Leaks
• Sexual Predator Relocation Notices
• Critical Law Enforcement Notifications
• Hurricanes
• Hurricane Recovery Information

When you subscribe for emergency notifications, you'll receive vital updates when severe weather is threatening the county or about crime trends in your neighborhood. You'll also have the option of receiving community informational alerts.

You don't have to live in the county to register. Click here to subscribe.

These time-critical notifications will be sent directly to your home phone, cell phone, or email address. When you register, please be aware that phone carrier charges may apply for all alert messages and data. You will only receive alerts that affect the address you register.

News Date

Area Location


Oct 9, 2023
Clean it up to Green it up - Winter Haven ... More Info
Sep 21, 2023
Jury Duty scam ... More Info
Jul 17, 2023
Lock it or lose it! ... More Info
Jun 20, 2023
Rabid bat in Bartow ... More Info
Mar 28, 2023
Rabid bat in Winter Haven ... More Info
Mar 14, 2023
Guns stolen from vehicles ... More Info
Dec 2, 2021
Clean it up to Green it up ... More Info
Jul 23, 2021
Rabid fox ... More Info
Mar 1, 2021
Clean it up to green it up - Davenport ... More Info
Feb 3, 2021
Clean it up to green it up! ... More Info
Dec 5, 2020
Clean it up to green it up - Inwood ... More Info
Aug 14, 2020
Burglaries and thefts in the area ... More Info
Aug 13, 2020
Burglaries and thefts in the area ... More Info
Aug 5, 2020
Community tire clean-up event ... More Info
Jul 10, 2020
Vehicle thefts in the area ... More Info
Jun 1, 2020
Curfew in effect during the evening hours of June 1-... More Info
May 31, 2020
Curfew in effect during the evening hours of May 31 ... More Info
Apr 21, 2020
Rabid bat ... More Info
Dec 17, 2019
Lock it or lose it ... More Info
Dec 12, 2019
Lock your car doors ... More Info