Bartow, Florida – Jail and Mugshot Information

Bartow, Florida, is located between Orlando and Tampa, in Polk County, and has a population of 17,966 people. Bartow has a commission-manager style of government, and the mayor of the city is Leo Longworth. The City Manager is George A. Long.

City of Bartow
City Hall
450 N Wilson Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-0100

Bartow City Website

Leo Longworth, Mayor
llongworth@cityofbartow.net

In the year 2016, Bartow had a crime index of 406.8, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. During that year, there were 2 murders and 13 reported rapes. There were 80 reported assaults and 13 reported robberies. There were also 143 reported burglaries, 692 reported thefts, 34 reported auto thefts, and 2 reported arsons. As of September 2018, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Bartow. The ratio of residents to sex offenders was 272 to 1.

Bartow, Florida – Police Station Information

In the year 2016, there were 990 reported crimes in Bartow, which gave the city a crime rate of 5,124 per 100,000 persons. This is higher than the Florida state crime rate of 3,117 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Property crime is the most commonly reported crime in Bartow.

The Bartow Police Department is located on Broadway Avenue, and the Chief of Police is Joe Hall. Divisions within the department include patrol, special units, investigations, and telecommunications.

Bartow Police Department
450 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-5034

Bartow Police Dept
Bartow Police Facebook

Joe Hall, Chief of Police
Jhall.pd@cityofbartow.net

The Polk County Detention Center is comprised of two jails, the Central County Jail in Bartow and the South County Jail in Frostproof. Visitation can be done Sunday through Saturday, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am, 12 pm to 4 pm, and 5 pm to 7 pm, through video visitation. Each inmate is allowed two one-hour visits per week. Michael Allen commands the Department of Detention.

Polk County Jail

Polk County Detention

Polk Central County Jail
455 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-6123

Polk South County Jail
1103 US-98
Frostproof, FL 33843
863-635-6920

A search for active warrants can be viewed online with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polk County Sheriff Warrants

Open Records Requests in Bartow, Florida

Open Records Requests should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is the Custodian of Records for the city.

Jacqueline Poole, City Clerk
863-534-0100 ext 1254
jpoole.clerks@cityofbartow.net

Bartow Public Records

Information about public records from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office can be obtained from the Office Records Management Bureau.

Polk County Sheriff Public Records

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