Two men from Polk County were arrested following the drug overdose death of a Volusia County man. Detectives said the duo sold the victim fentanyl.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into what appears to be a massive illegal dump site.
For the last year, Polk County deputies have been cracking down on speeders on I-4. The sheriff's office's traffic data shows that among the speeders they clocked, nearly 300 were spotted doing triple digit speeds.
The folks in Polk County really love their sheriff. So much so, that within hours of the newest Grady Judd bobblehead going up for sale, all of the sheriff's office substations throughout the county sold out of their entire inventory.
A Polk County firefighter resigned his position after being arrested for grand theft and fraud.
Traffic came to a standstill on I-4 Sunday morning after an armed arson suspect was shot by deputies on I-4 near Dinosaur World.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is advocating that every school have more than one armed person on campus in case an active shooter shows up.
Two men who were supposed to be helping with Hurricane Ian relief efforts on Sanibel Island ended up in handcuffs after police say a K9 with the St. Petersburg Police Department caught them trying to break into a home.
A woman is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of Polk County deputy Blane Lane.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic-related homicide in southeast Winter Haven.
The Sunshine State has become internationally notorious for the oddball miscreants who populate its police blotters and local news reports — known collectively as Florida Man. But an equally eccentric cast of hard-boiled sheriffs make a career of going after these guys.
A Bartow man drowned Wednesday after a small boat capsized in a Mulberry pond. The man he was with attempted to save him but was unsuccessful.
The new law increases sentences for drug dealers caught selling fentanyl or methamphetamine. It gives prosecutors the ability to charge dealers with first-degree murder if methamphetamine leads to an overdose death. As a capital crime, dealers could face life in prison or even the death penalty.
Back in 2019, the baby’s family was on the radar of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The case was closed after an “undisclosed” period of time when caseworkers determined that the baby was being fed appropriately, and she was improving.
"We think we're in love," the sheriff's office wrote. "Congratulations to this sweet little family!"
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is a household name in the Bay Area, but now he's getting recognition on the national stage after being named "Sheriff of the Year" by the Major County Sheriffs of America.
With 8 people dead in the past 44 hours due to fatal crashes in Polk County, Sheriff Grady Judd says the agency will offer free rides home -- as a last resort -- to those who become too intoxicated during this weekend's celebrations.
Polk County's sheriff is defending the actions of one of his deputies who killed a woman who was armed with a shovel, calling it a deadly weapon.
Sheriff Grady Judd is not involved in the Gabby Petito case, but the Polk County sheriff speculated on how he would’ve handled Brian Laundrie within his jurisdiction. For one, he said, Brian would have been taken into custody.
Earlier this week, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office lost one of their own to COVID-19, leading the sheriff to stress the importance of getting vaccinated.