Palatka, Florida – Jail and Mugshot Information

Palatka is a city located in Putnam County. According to the 2016 census, there are approximately 10,452 people living in this area. The city has a Council-Manager type of government. The current mayor is Terrill Hill and the City Manager is Zeriah Folston.

City Hall
201 N. 2nd St.
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: 386-329-0100
Fax: 386-329-0106

Palatka City Hall

Terrill Hill, Mayor
386-329-0100 ext 223
thill@palatka-fl.gov

Zeriah Folston, City Manager
386-329-0100 ext. 217
zfolston@palatka-fl.gov

In 2016, the US average crime index was 280.5 which was much lower than the crime index for Palatka (482.7). During that year, there were 2 reported murders, 2 reported rapes, 18 reported robberies, and 59 reported assaults. There were also 98 reported burglaries, 469 reported thefts, 20 reported auto thefts, and 1 reported case of arson. As of October 2018, 89 registered sex offenders are residing in Palatka. The ratio of sex offenders to residents is 1 to 121.

Palatka, Florida – Police Station Information

Palatka had 668 reported crimes in 2016 which gave it a total crime rate of 6,447 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was double the Florida average (3,117 crimes per 100k people) and the US average (2,837 crimes per 100k people). The type of incident that was most frequently reported that year was theft.

The Palatka Police Department is a small law enforcement agency under the command of Police Chief Jason L. Shaw, Sr. The department employs 35 sworn police officers and 9 civilians. There are several divisions within the department – Administration, Street Crimes Division, Records, Code Enforcement, and Animal Control.

Palatka Police Department
110 N. 11th Street,
Palatka, FL 32177
386-329-0115

Palatka Police Dept

Jason L. Shaw, Sr., Chief of Police
386-329-0115 ext. 219
jshaw@palatka-fl.gov

Palatka Police Facebook

The Putnam County Jail is the facility used by the Palatka Police Department. This jail is operated by the Department of Corrections of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. The facility holds an average of 300 to 350 inmates.

Palatka County Jail
130 Orie Griffin Blvd.
Palatka, FL 32177
386-329-0850

Open Records Requests in Palatka, Florida

The City Clerk is responsible for the safekeeping of all official records of Palatka. Any requests for public records are processed in this office. You can search the city government’s website to view agendas and minutes of the City Commission. To obtain other public records, you can submit your request in person, by phone, or via email.

Betsy Jordan Driggers, CMC
City Clerk
386-329-0100, ext. 211
bdriggers@palatka-fl.gov

Any records created and maintained by the Palatka Police Department are in the safekeeping of the Records Section. You can submit a request to obtain copies of public records from this office in person, by mail, or by phone/fax.

Debra Armento or Debbie Foster
Records Section, PPD
Phone: 386-329-0115
Fax: 386-329-0159
darmento@palatka-fl.gov; dfoster@palatka-fl.gov

Police Logs in Palatka, Florida

The most recent crimes reported to the Putnam Sheriff’s Office can be viewed online. The type of crime often reported to this department is theft.

Putnam Sheriff Crime Mapping

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