Lakeland, Florida – Jail and Mugshot Information

Lakeland is a city that can be found in the westernmost part of Polk County. It has an estimated population of 108,054 according to the 2017 census. The city has a Commission-Manager form of government, and its current mayor is William “Bill” Mutz. The City Manager is Anthony “Tony” Delgado.

City of Lakeland
City Hall
228 S Massachusetts Avenue,
Lakeland, FL 33801
863.834.6000

Lakeland City Website

William “Bill” Mutz, Mayor
863.834.6005
William.Mutz@lakelandgov.net

Tony Delgado, City Manager
863.834.6006
tony.delgado@lakelandgov.net

In 2016, the city of Lakeland had a crime index of 357.2 which is higher than the national average (280.5). During that year, there were 4 reported murders, 89 reported rapes, 104 reported robberies, and 140 reported assaults. The most common crime in the city was theft which had a reported number of 4,050. As September 2018, 481 registered sex offenders are living in the city of Lakeland. The ratio of sex offenders to residents is 1 to 223.

Lakeland, Florida – Police Station Information

In 2016, there were 5,448 reported incidents in the city of Lakeland. Its total crime rate was 5,151 crimes per 100,000 people which is 65% higher than the state average (3,117 crimes per 100,000 people). It was also higher compared to the national average (2,837 crimes for every 100,000 people) by 82%. The most common crime reported was theft.

The Lakeland Police Department can be found on N Massachusetts Avenue. It is under the command of Chief Larry Giddens. The department is comprised of several divisions: Administrative Bureau (Chief’s office), the Neighborhood Services Bureau (NSB), the Investigative Services Bureau (ISB) and the Special Services Bureau (SSB). There are 231 sworn full-time officers and 119 civilian employees working in the department.

Lakeland Police Department
219 N Massachusetts Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863.834.6900

Lakeland Police Dept

Chief Larry Giddens
863.834.6907

Lakeland Police Facebook

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detention Department has two jails serving the area, including the city of Lakeland. This department is under the command of Chief Mike Allen. The Central County Jail in Bartow and the South County Jail in Frostproof both follow the same visitation rules. Each inmate is allowed 2 visits per week – 1 hour each day – using the Securus video visitation system. Visitation is held from Sunday through Saturday during the following hours:

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

Central County Jail
2390 Bob Phillips Road,
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-6153

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

Polk Sheriff Detention

Open Records Requests in Lakeland, Florida

The official custodian of public records in the city of Lakeland is the Director of Communications. All requests for public records must be made through this office.

Kevin Cook, Director of Communications
863.834.6264
kevin.cook@lakelandgov.net

Police Logs in Lakeland, Florida

Crime reports for the city of Lakeland can be found online. The most common crimes reported were thefts.

Lakeland Online Crime Mapping

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