Haines City Police Department

  • Agency: Haines City Police Department
  • Address: 35400 U.S. 27, Haines City, 33844 FL
  • Chief: Rick Sloan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 863-421-3636
Fax: 863-421-3640
Email:

Haines City Police Department is located at 35400 U.S. 27, Haines City, 33844 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Rick Sloan. The Haines City Police Department phone number is 863-421-3636.

Haines City Police Department News

#CharlieShift was out in the community last night making sure your trick-or-treaters were being safe and having fun! Mission accomplished!

Do you know these women? On 10/28/18 around 8 PM, the women pictured here went to the Haines City Denny’s for a meal. Except that when they left, they only paid for two meals, not four. When they asked for the check, they asked that it be split two ways; one female paid for her check, while the one shown (on her phone) decided to walk out of the restaurant with the unpaid bill in her hand. Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Floridaat 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!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! From Safe Kids Worldwide, please be safe while trick-or-treating tonight! HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Walk Safely - Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. - Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. - Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. - Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. - Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. - Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult - Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. - Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe - Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. - Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. - Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. - When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Drive Extra Safely on Halloween - Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. - Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. - Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. - Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. - Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances. - Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Please avoid the area of E Main Street and N Railroad Avenue due to an overturned vehicle. The scene will be cleared as soon as possible, however please find an alternate routes in the meantime.

Suspicious package safety tip: If you locate a suspicious package, or one is delivered to your residence and you are unable to verify who sent it, please do not take any chances. DO NOT transport it anywhere! Don't pick it up, move it or attempt to open it. Be sure to call 911 or the local emergency number to have an officer come to you! We can respond and then determine the best course of action.

We're not really sure who had more fun this time around... the kids or Officer Francisco! Reading to the class at Kids Academy 😁

*ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT* The Haines City Police Department is searching for a robbery suspect of the Family Dollar Store located at 1336 Highway 17-92 North in Haines City. At approximately 9:08 am on Oct. 25, an unknown individual entered the business and approached the front counter where two employees were located. The suspect produced and unknown type of handgun and instructed the employees to give him all the money. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot northbound from the store. The suspect is described as a black male, thin build, wearing high top white sneakers, black/white and blue basketball shorts, a long sleeve gray shirt, a black beanie, a camouflage face covering and had a white towel or shirt concealing part of the gun. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to contact the Haines City Police Department at 863-421-3636 or Detective Katherine Prue at 863-421-3636 x2241. Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida 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!!

We received this photo in our inbox from Crystal and Bridgette, two dispatchers from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. They were sent Hungry Howies Pizza today from HCPD members Sgt. Colon, Ofc. Armbruster, Ofc. Rivera, K9 Ofc. Heptinstall, Ofc. Gomez and Ofc. Ramdeen! Sgt. Colon advised the pizzas were a thank you for watching over them and keeping them safe. #teamwork #wegotyoursixtoo

Officers Rivera and Armbruster read a story to the preschoolers at the Parkview Village Child Development Center! We love our community! #childrenareourfuture

Stop by the Haines City Amscot location tomorrow between 11am and 2pm for a free bike helmet! AMSCOT Haines City 35938 Highway 27

THANK YOU to St. Mark's Episcopal Church for dropping by with this token of appreciation! #weseeyoutoo #honoringfirstresponders

A huge THANK YOU to New Mt. Zion Church for stopping by this morning with coffee and donuts for our men & women in blue!! It is much appreciated! #weloveourcommunity #coffeeanddonuts

Saturday, October 27, 2018 is NATIONAL MEDICATION TAKE BACK DAY Do you have unwanted or expired medications but don't know what to do with them? You can drop them off on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at any of the listed locations! 10 AM - 2 PM at the Haines City Police Department, 35400 Highway 27. What IS accepted: Human and Pet Medications - PILLS ONLY Do NOT bring: liquids, syringes, needles or Epinephrine (EPI) Pens

Update: Hazardous Gas Leak Location: Sun Orchard - 1200 S 30th St, Haines City, FL 33844 Alert is lifted. Leak was secured early this morning. No danger to residents. Roads are clear. School will return to normal hours tomorrow. ********** Sun Orchard Juicery in Haines City has experienced a gas leak in tanks used during processing. Hazmat teams have contained the leak and the situation is under control. Haines City High School was evacuated as a precaution and students are currently at Lake Eva Event Center at 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City. If possible, parents are asked to pick up their children. Parents must bring their identification and be listed on the student’s emergency card. If parents are unable to pick up their children, staff members will remain with students and supervise them. Media inquiries please contact Stephanie Snively, Communications & Marketing Manager at ssnively@hainescity.com.

Officer Chad Smith read a story to a class at the Haines City Academy as part of the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County! #HCFORWARD #childrenareourgreatestresource

Join us this morning at 10 am on FACEBOOK LIVE to watch our newest group of officers to be promoted and sworn in!

Coffee with a Cop starts in 15 minutes! Stop by either McDonald's location in Haines City from 9a-11a!

CASE UPDATE: Jessica Stephenson has turned herself in to the Polk County Jail and is now IN CUSTODY. -------------------------------------------- *Attempt to Locate* An arrest warrant has been obtained for Jessica Samantha Stephenson in reference to a Battery on a Person 65 or Older. On 09/23/2018 Jessica Samantha Stephenson, who was an employee of the Haines Manor Assisted Living Facility, was observed on video stabbing the victim with a fork on her right hand several times. Stephenson later left the premises and quit her job. The victim is 76 years old and has been diagnosed with dementia; she is incoherent and has the mental capacity of a 10 year old. The victim received and was treated for four puncture wounds to top of her right hand. Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida 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!!

Join the Haines City Police Department for coffee on October 3, 2018 from 9a-11a at any Haines City McDonald's location! Get to know our officers and talk about our community! 317 E. Hinson Avenue, Haines City 36204 Highway 27, Haines City

THANKS to our loyal community members, fellow Facebookers and Crime Stoppers tipsters, Sofia Escalante has been located and arrested!! --------------------------------------------------- *Attempt to Locate* Sofia Escalante has not been located, and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. On 09/12/2018 Raianna Holley and Sofia Escalante intentionally and knowingly uttered forged currency to include two counterfeit twenty-dollar bills and one fifty-dollar bill in exchange for cash payment. Once police were contacted, the two fled the scene in a white Cadillac sedan. Holley was located and taken into custody without incident. Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida 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!!