Police Investigations

Polk County Human Trafficking Operation Leads to 228 Arrests

Polk County Human Trafficking Operation Leads to 228 Arrests

On February 22, 2024,  the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Vice Unit had an eight-day operation, called “Operation March Sadness 2024,” which resulted in 228...

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Multi-Agency Drug Trafficking Investigation Led to Mass Arrests

Multi-Agency Drug Trafficking Investigation Led to Mass Arrests

In January of 2024, Florida’s Polk County Sherriff Grady Judd stated that a multi-agency investigation led to the arrest of 11 people with the capture...

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Polk County Drug Cases Reach Crisis Levels

Polk County Drug Cases Reach Crisis Levels

Drug crimes have plagued central Florida for decades. As traffickers and cartels make millions selling their products, people develop addictions that lead them into despair...

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What Data Can Police Retrieve from Your Cell Phone?

What Data Can Police Retrieve from Your Cell Phone?

Almost everyone has a smartphone these days, and most people who are a suspect in a criminal investigation have used these devices. Anyone who is...

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Local Police Collecting DNA Samples from Innocent Citizens

Local Police Collecting DNA Samples from Innocent Citizens

Collecting DNA and creating databases is a growing trend among local police departments all over the country. While it’s common to take DNA samples from...

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Enhanced Rewards for Police Tipping Homicides. Effective or Problematic?

Enhanced Rewards for Police Tipping Homicides. Effective or Problematic?

The combination of 44 homicides in the past two years and the rising amount of violent crime in Fort Myers, Florida has caused the Fort...

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MBI Conducting Sting Operations on Orlando Massage Parlors

MBI Conducting Sting Operations on Orlando Massage Parlors

The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) conducted sting operations in several Orlando Massage Parlors this past week. MBI agents would conduct their investigation by entering massage parlors...

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Polk County Human Trafficking Operation Leads to 228 Arrests
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