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Welcome to the Bartow Police Department website. The Bartow Police Department is a full-service agency located at 450 N Broadway Avenue and is the main operations center. The Bartow Police Department is comprised of the following divisions and services. 

·        Patrol

·        Detective Division

·        Crime Scene Investigation

·        K-9 Unit

·       Community Services Teamdodge charger

·        Public Safety Aides

·        School Resource Officers

·        Crime Analyst / Crime Statistics

·        Police Explorers Program

·        Neighborhood Watch Program

·        Telecommunications





The police department prides itself on the ability to provide police services with pride and integrity, keeping that hometown personal atmosphere. We hope you will find it very informative and will give you a good insight into the workings of the Bartow Police Department.


If you are interested in working in the field of law enforcement, job openings are routinely posted on the City of Bartow's Personnel page. To check for current openings, go to: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

You may also download and print a BARTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT APPLICATION. Please fill out the 21 page application completely and return to City Hall as soon as possible.



Have you ever wondered why the police pulled you over?  To understand this situation, and how to best handle yourself and your passengers safely,  check out this new brochure:






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Command Personnel

Crime Victims' Rights Information

Special Units                     

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Patrol Division

Volunteer Programs

K-9 Unit

Neighborhood Crime Watch

Crime Scene Unit

Monthly Departmental Activity Reports 

Crime Prevention Vacation Safety Tips For Home and Traveling

(C.S.T.) Community Services Team

False Alarm Ordinance  Alarm Registration Forms

History of Bartow Police Department

Citizens Police Academy

Property Crime Statistics

Hurricane Preparedness
Bartow Police Department Cold Case Files

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Polk County's Most Wanted               

Polk County's Missing Persons      

State of Florida's Most Wanted                                State of Florida's Missing Persons                    
FBI's Most Wanted FBI's Missing Persons
Sexual Offenders and Predators                  Amber Alert - Missing and endangered children      
Silver Alert - Missing and endangered elderly citizens  

 If you have a crime tip you would like to report, email us directly at


The Bartow Police Department does not tolerate or practice bias-based profiling.

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Last updated: 11/18/2015 11:25:48 AM