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The Security Division, under the leadership of Major Tom Laurell, encompasses the housing of inmates within the Central County Jail in Bartow, and the South County Jail in Frostproof.
The Central County Jail is located at 2390 Bob Phillips Road in Bartow. The main number to call is 863-534-6123. A courtroom is provided at the Central County Jail for First Appearance and other hearings. Visitors can watch these proceedings in the lobby of the Central County Jail seven days a week.
The South County Jail is located at 1103 US Hwy 98 West in Frostproof. The main number to call is 863-635-6920. A courtroom is provided at the South County Jail for First Appearance Hearings. Visitors can watch these proceedings in the lobby of the South County Jail seven days a week.
All persons arrested within Polk County are processed at the Sheriff's Processing Center (also known as Book-In) facility located at 7101 De Castro Road in Winter Haven. The main number to call is 863-292-3400 or via email at BookingClerks@polksheriff.org. This facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is a public window on-site where information can be obtained at any time, day or night. We book in and out an average of 50,000 people per year from this facility, and we appreciate your patience during this process.