- Police Department
The Haines City Police Department is responsible for enforcing the laws of the State of Florida and the Code of Ordinances of Haines City. The Department is a recognized leader on the state and national level, and serves a diverse population of approximately 32,600 people. Our agency is comprised of 70 sworn personnel who patrol approximately 24 square miles of total land area.
We are a CALEA-accredited agency, which is the International Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The purpose of the CALEA Accreditation Program is to improve the delivery of public safety services to each agency's local residents and to the general public, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up to date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing agencies professionalism and performance of excellence in adhering to these international standards.
Our mission is working in partnership with our community to prevent crime and provide the highest level of service.
Our core values are integrity, commitment, accountability and professionalism.
These are not just words for us. They represent the values we believe in. They are the core of our entire operation. As leaders of the community, we will perform our duties by doing the right thing consistently with the utmost fairness and respect for all citizens. We will be loyal to our mission and to the community we serve. We will protect and defend the rights of all citizens with dignity, honor and compassion. We will have the courage to do what is right and to stand against what is wrong, while always applying common sense to the difficult decisions we must make.
Our vision is integrity in service. A safe city where residents and visitors experience an enhanced quality of life.
Partnering with Crime Stoppers to solve crimes
Heartland Crime Stoppers provides anonymous cash rewards for information regarding crimes occurring in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. Working hand and hand with local law enforcement agencies, we strive to solve crime with your assistance.
Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is guaranteed!!