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Police Department

Community Services

The men and women of the Winter Haven Police Department take this community to heart. All of the programs that the members are involved in are designed to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Winter Haven. Many of the programs are geared towards education for citizens of all ages.

Programs and services are freeĀ and we encourage citizens to inquire and become involved.

Public Safety Leadership Council

Our Public Safety Leadership Council gives citizens an opportunity to come into the Department learning the various procedures, roles and operations of municipal Police and Fire Departments. Participants learn first hand about everything from patrol to crime scene, investigations to records. Held once a year, this ten-week program meets once every other week on a Tuesday evening and is action packed and informative.

Youth Services

The Winter Haven Police Department invests in youth!
Our goal is to engage our youth of all ages to keep campuses safe and to help build strong relationship with the youth and their families for now and in the future. We believe in addressing problems early, before they become big problems.

Public Safety Community Advisory Committee

The Winter Haven Public Safety Community Advisory Committee has been developed to allow a selected board of citizens to discuss agency programs, provide insight on community needs, review past citizen interactions and ensure the open lines of communication between residents and the Department are enhanced.


The Citizen Volunteer Unit is a vital part of the Winter Haven Police Department. Volunteers serve in many areas of the agency, including administrative, neighborhood patrol, trail patrol, assisting detectives and much more. Your skills may be just what the agency needs while allowing you to use your talents in a unique capacity in law enforcement.


The Winter Haven Police Department Chaplaincy Program is a diverse corps of dedicated men and women who offer moral, emotional and spiritual guidance to Winter Haven Police members and their families. Chaplains may also serve the citizens of Winter Haven by assisting police personnel in stressful situations involving serious injury or death.