Are you trying to find out if you or someone you know has a Polk County arrest warrant out for them? Or are you trying to find the arrest records of a particular person, or even just trying to see who is currently in jail in Polk County? Thankfully, there are a number of different resources that will answer all of these questions for you, and we will direct you to each of them below.
Unlike many of the other counties found in the state of Florida, Polk County actually has an online submissions form to perform an arrest warrant search. You can find this form at http://www.polksheriff.org/FugitivesOffenders/Pages/WarrantsInquiry.aspx. Additional resources also exist, such as the statewide wanted individuals database at http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayWantedPersonsSearch.a, or you can use the above search form to instantly search through an online criminal records database.
If you are more concerned with looking up information about specific individuals that already have a jail record in Polk County, then you should use the Florida Department of Corrections Offender Network search, which you can locate at http://www.dc.state.fl.us/AppCommon/.
An arrest warrant can only be issued by the judge or magistrate of a specific county, like Polk County. Despite always being issued by an individual county, arrest warrants can function over county lines. This means that, if you discover that you currently have an active arrest warrant, simply moving to another county will not prevent your arrest. We strongly recommend retaining the services of an attorney if you find you have a Polk County arrest warrant.
You can read the full Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0900-0999/0901/0901ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2015&Title=-%3E2015-%3EChapter%20901.
According to the stats page for Polk County from the Florida DLE, a total of 584,329 people reside in the county. During 2010, 31,685 arrests were made, which was an increase of more than 12% over 2009. More can be found at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FSAC/County-Profiles/Suwannee.aspx.