Enforcing “life begins with conception” requires surveillance of every pregnancy and a death investigation of every miscarriage. Tell us how you plan to do it in a press conference, Sheriff Judd. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd oversaw a 70 percent Polk County murder rate spike in 2020 —...
It's not easy to surprise the man who's been in law enforcement for 50 years, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said, referring to Sheriff Grady Judd's more than five decades of service in law enforcement. But they did just that when they unveiled a special piece of history dating all the way back to Judd's first month on the job.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offered Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd a very special gift in celebration of his 50-plus years of service to the community.
Polk County Animal Services, “Operating beyond an organization’s capacity for care is an unacceptable practice.”. “It is an unacceptable practice to spray down kennels or cages while animals are inside them.” The Lakeland Gazette that this is routinely done at Animal Control, and the practice is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!
This week in Orlando, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis spoke at the Florida Sheriffs Association Summer Conference and thanked Florida’s sheriffs for their service and commitment to the people of Florida. “As a husband, father of two, and a former small business owner, I am very grateful...
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'When our men and women in uniform needed her most, Kelli stood up to the defund the police movement.'. State Sen. Kelli Stargel, a Lakeland Republican running in a crowded GOP Primary in Florida’s 15th Congressional District, has snagged the endorsement of Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “I am...
As Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd’s star rose during the 2000s, so did his political cachet. He has spent time in Washington, D.C., at The White House and at local campaign stops with several presidents. Those meetings stretch back to the early 1980s, when President Jimmy Carter came to Polk County to fish and shook hands with a young aspiring Polk County Sheriff’s captain.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd’s career has had its share of controversies that made him a sometimes polarizing figure. One sticking point with some residents has been his adamant opposition to equipping his deputies or their patrol cars with cameras, saying it’s an invasion of privacy, costs too much, and that most people in the general public have a camera on their phone to record law enforcement interactions.
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POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Very few people can say they've had a 50-year career at the same place, let alone it being their dream job. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is celebrating 50 years in office. He started in dispatch as an 18-year-old Judd recalled some of his famous,...
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd celebrated his 50-year anniversary in law enforcement Thursday, according to a tweet from the sheriff’s office. Deputies shared two pictures of Judd — one taken early in his law enforcement career, and another taken more recently — with the caption, “How it started……….how it’s going now.”
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Fifty years in any job is an accomplishment, and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is celebrating his five decades in law enforcement this month. According to the sheriff's office, Judd started his illustrious career with the Polk County Sheriff's Office in 1972 as a dispatcher.
LAKELAND, Fla. - Talk about a possible new hospital going up in Polk County has residents in one neighborhood feeling uneasy. Lakeland homeowners are worried about what may be going up nearby on 29 acres just off 540A on Harrell’s Nursery Road. HCA Healthcare, one of the largest hospital...
Grady Judd the “professional cat killer” wants them all dead – Why not use Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)?
Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. Now in practice for decades in the US after being proven in Europe, scientific studies show that Trap-Neuter-Return improves the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people who live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - More than 100 children spent Wednesday morning with Polk County deputies, learning how to bait a hook, cast a line and patiently wait for a bite before reeling in a fish at the lake south of the Sheriff's Operation Center in Winter Haven. The Polk County...
Communities like Polk County have outdated ordinances that are a barrier to TNR and need to be changed. Some local lawmakers and advocates may also want to codify their support of TNR. Below are the guidelines to follow when evaluating and drafting an ordinance to make sure it reflects good...
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Says His Officers Will ‘Put A Bullet Through Your Head’ If You Attempt A School Shooting
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd made it crystal clear death awaits school shooters in his jurisdiction. After the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas and the abysmal performance by police on the scene, there has been a lot of debate about what we can do to better protect kids. Well, the sheriff down in Florida made it very clear that the only thing waiting for school shooters is a bullet to the head. (RELATED: Photos Surface Of Heroic Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Texas School Shooter)