Fort Meade, FL Police

Fort Meade, Florida Jail and Mugshot Information

Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, Florida. It is part of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Fort Meade had a population of approximately 5,802 in the year 2016. Fort Meade was established in 1885. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles.

The City of Fort Meade uses a commission-manager form of government.

The mayor of Fort Meade is Richard Cochrane. Mayor Cochrane can be contacted at (863) 285-1100 and by email at rkcochrane@aol.com.

Richard Cochrane, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City of Forte Meade
8 West Broadway Street
Fort Meade, FL 33841
Phone: (863) 285-1100
Email: rkcochrane@aol.com
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm

Fort Meade City Mayor

In 2007, the crime-index in Fort Meade City, Florida was 392.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 316.0. According to research of Florida and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Fort Meade, Florida as of October 21, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Fort Meade to the number of sex offenders is 293 to 1.

Fort Meade, Florida Police Station Information

There were an estimated 3,672 total crimes per 100,000 people in Fort Meade, Florida. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Florida which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Fort Meade is also higher than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Fort Meade, there were an estimated 507 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Florida is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 3,166 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the Florida average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and higher than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Fort Meade, Florida:

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Meade is 29% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.06 daily crimes that occur in Fort Meade.
  • Fort Meade is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Meade you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Meade has decreased by 4%.

Fort Meade Police Department

Law Enforcement for the City of Fort Meade is maintained by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Fort Meade PCSO Substation
15 NW 1st Street
Fort Meade, FL 33841-3350
Phone: (863) 285-1100
Fax: (863) 285-1113
Emergency: 9-1-1

Fort Meade Police Dept

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Information

Grady Judd is the Sheriff of Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Judd can be contacted at 863-298-6200.

The physical address of Polk County Sheriff’s Office is:

Polk County Sheriff’s Office
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: 863-298-6200

Polk County Sheriff
Polk Sheriff Facebook

The PCSO Department of Detention:

Polk County Central County Jail
2390 Bob Phillips Road in
Bartow, FL

Polk County South County Jail
1103 U.S. Hwy. 98
West Frostproof, FL

Polk County Detention Center

Sending Mail to Inmates at Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Facility:

Inmate’s name and booking number
P.O. Box 1848
Pinellas Park, Florida 33780

Sending Money to Inmates at Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Facility:

  • Family and Friends can deposit money into an inmate’s account via online at
Inmate Commissary Deposit
  • Money can be sent over the phone at 1-866-394-0490.
  • In person by visiting a PCSO Jail facility: Central County Jail, 2390 Bob Phillips Road, Bartow or, South County Jail, 1103 US Hwy 98 West, Frostproof.
  • Money order can also be sent by mail.

Visitations at Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Facility:

Inmate Visitation is held at the following times Sunday through Saturday:

7:30 am to 10:30 am
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Polk Sheriff Detention Visitations

Open Records Request in Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida

All public records requests should be directed to the City Clerk’s Office. The location and the records request contact information of the City Clerk’s Office is as follows:

Melissa Cannon, Deputy City Clerk
City of Fort Meade
8 West Broadway Street
Fort Meade, FL 33841
Phone: 863.285.1100 ext. 233
Email: mcannon@cityoffortmeade.com

Fort Meade City Clerk

Fort Meade is located in Polk County. Public records can also be requested at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office offers online report requests to individuals and companies. To initiate a Public Records Request, download and fill out the Public Records Request Form and send it to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Records Management Bureau via:

Public Records Request Form

You can send the Public Records Request Form in the following ways:

    Email: recordsrequest@polksheriff.org

    Phone: 863-298-6300

    In Person: 1891 Jim Keene Blvd, Winter Haven, FL, 33880

    Public Records Custodian: Jennifer McCain, jmccain@polksheriff.org

Polk Sheriff Public Records Requests
Statewide Official Records

Police Logs in Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida

This database contains possible active warrants that are held by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. You need to complete the Anonymous Wanted Person Tip Form by first submitting a search for the wanted person. You may also call the warrants unit at 863-298-6499 or email wanted@polksheriff.org during normal business hours.

Wanted persons can be filtered by their last name, city, gender, and zip code.

Polk Sheriff Warrant Inquiry

Inmates can be filtered by their last name, first name, current inmates, and booking date.

Jail Information Search at Polk County Sheriff’s Office:

Polk Sheriff Jail Inquiry
Polk Sheriff Warrant Search

Warrants can be sorted by their last name, first name, middle name or initial, nickname, race, sex, date of birth, age, etc.

For statewide criminal history information, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records, (850) 410-8109, or visit the website.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records:

Department of Law Enforcement

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search:

This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime.

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

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