The Polk County South Jail is a maximum-security jail located in Frostproof, FL. South County Jail was opened in 1978 and holds up to 1,776 inmates. Polk County Central Jail located in Bartow, FL, is a male only, high-security jail that holds 900 inmates. It was opened in 1861. To conduct a Polk County inmate search, click here.
Polk County Jail Address
Polk County South:
Frostproof, FL 33843
Polk County Central:
2390 Bob Phillips Rd
Bartow, FL 33830
Polk County Inmate Search
It is possible to locate an inmate by conducting a Polk County inmate search. To conduct a Polk County inmate search or to search the Polk County Jail roster, click here.
Visitation / Polk County Inmate Search
To do a video visitation with an inmate, click here. However, before scheduling a visit, it is advisable to confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by conducting a Polk County inmate search here.
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Video visitations are allotted 20 minutes each.
• Appointments must be made at least 24 hours ahead of time.
• Video Visits can be scheduled up to 14 days prior to the visitation.
• Visitors and Inmates must conduct themselves in a well behaved manner during all visitations.
• All visitors must wear appropriate clothing.
• Visitation privileges can be restricted if there is any misconduct going on during visitations.
Physical mail sent by post to the jail will not be accepted. Inmates are only able to receive mail through the system SmartMail. Accounts for SmartMail must be set up for the inmates to be able to receive mail. To set up an account, click here. Family and friends can place money on the inmates account for them to be able to send mail. Messages and photos all cost points which accumulate to a specific dollar amount.
Polk County Sheriff’s office is a full service law enforcement office. It offers many programs for children and adults in Polk County to aid in crime prevention. Some of the options for adults include Neighborhood Watch and C.A.T., which stands for Combat Auto Theft.
Sheriff’s Office Address
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Sheriff Grady Judd is the current sheriff of Polk County Florida. His career with the Polk County Sheriff’s office began in 1972 when he started out as a dispatcher. As he continued to rise through the ranks he was eventually elected as sheriff in 2004. Sheriff Judd has earned multiple higher education degrees and is even a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
About the County
Polk County is located in the central portion of Florida. For a large part of the 20th century Polk County was the leading citrus county in the United States. It received its name from the 11th president, James Knox Polk, and was founded in 1861, only a month after Florida had seceded from the Union.
Demographics / Polk County Inmate Search
According to the 2020 U.S. census the county population was 725,046. The county is made up of 46 cities, towns, and other communities. The population was made up of 54.15% (White), 13.92% (Black or African American), 0.22% (Native American or Alaska Native), 1.82% (Asian), 0.04% (Pacific Islander), 3.45% (Mixed/Multiracial), 25.89% (Hispanic or Latino), 0.51% (Other Race). The county was made up of 725,046 people, 240,879 households, and 165,183 families. A portion of the county’s population consists of inmates. To conduct a Polk County inmate search, click here.
Polk County has many cities, towns, and other areas making up their communities including:
• Eagle Lake
• Fort Meade
• Haines City
• Lake Alfred
• Lake Wales
• Polk City
• Winter Haven
• Hillcrest Heights
• Lake Hamilton
• Highland Park
Census Designated Places:
• Babson Park
• Bradley Junction
• Combee Settlement
• Crooked Lake State Park
• Crystal Lake
• Cypress Gardens
• Four Corners
• Fuller Heights