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Police Department

Chief's Message

Office of the Chief

The members of the Police Department are committed to providing “world-class” customer service. Our goal is to engage in open dialogue with our citizens and stakeholders to seek input and suggestions on how we can improve our services to you.

Command Staff

Charlie Bird
Chief of Police

David Brannan
Deputy Chief

Captain Mitch Meadows
Uniform Services

Captain David Castle
Investigative Services


Biased-based Profiling

The Winter Haven Police Department protects the public by enforcing the law in a fair and impartial manner.


Mission Statement

To work in partnership with our community; to prevent crime and enhance safety and the quality of life in our city.

Core Values

  • Integrity as individuals and as an agency
  • Respect for those we protect and those with whom we serve
  • Honor in service, pride and dedication
  • Commitment to our community, our Department and our profession
  • Professionalism in all we do