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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


Dec 5, 2018
Inwood Meeting Notice ... More Info
Dec 5, 2018
Community cleanup & Free tire recycling event ... More Info
Nov 28, 2018
SNAP Meeting Notice ... More Info
Oct 10, 2018
North Lakeland area from Spivey Rd & Kathleen Rd to ... More Info
Aug 22, 2018
Polk City - Raccoon confirmed positive for rabies... ... More Info
Jul 27, 2018
Winter Haven area of River Lake Road - Bat tests pos... More Info
Jul 20, 2018
Town of Dundee-Unlocked vehicle burglaries - Lock it... More Info
Jun 20, 2018
See Something - Say Something and call PCSO-863-298-... More Info
Jun 5, 2018
Missing & Endangered 72-year old man with severe dem... More Info
Jun 4, 2018
Bat confirmed positive for rabies be aware ... More Info
May 29, 2018
Distraction Burglaries crime trend - Be Aware ... More Info