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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd really wants you to adopt a kitten

LAKELAND, Fla. - June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat month and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd really wants everyone to adopt a kitten. In a video posted on the Polk County Animal Services Facebook page, one especially adorable kitten leaps into his arms as he begins to plead with viewers to adopt.
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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd has a warning for two 'beefing' gangs accused of 16 drive-by shootings

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd had some strong words for two "beefing" gangs accused of being responsible for 16 drive-by shootings since March 2021. “There’s not going to be a time in this county that neighbors are afraid to let their children play in neighborhoods. There’s not going to be a time in this county where we allow two street gangs to have running gun battles through the streets," Judd said.
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Polk Sheriff Grady Judd To Brief Media On Seizure Of 50 Million Dollars Of Methamphetamine In “Operation Dirty Water”

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, Department of Homeland Security Investigators from Tampa and Atlanta, and representatives from the Haines City Police Department and Georgia law enforcement agencies will discuss the investigation of a drug trafficking organization with Mexican drug cartel ties at 10:00 am today (Thursday, April 29, 2021) at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Operations Center located at 1891 Jim Keene Blvd. in Winter Haven.
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Sheriff Grady Judd: Best Friends Animal Society And Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services, Save At-Risk Kittens

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Best Friends Animal Society and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services have come together to save vulnerable kittens through a new shelter diversion and foster program. Kittens brought into Polk County Animal Services or found without mothers by the public will be fostered by local...
Polk County, FLThe Ledger

Voice of the people: Sad to see Sheriff Grady Judd backing attack on fundamental rights

Sad to see Judd backing attack on fundamental rights. How sad, how dismally sad, to see Polk County's sheriff, Grady Judd, standing behind Gov. Ron DeSantis, smiling and clapping his hands, as the governor displays the "anti-rioting" bill passed by the radically reactionary Republicans in Tallahassee. ["DeSantis signs sweeping, controversial anti-riot bill," April 22].
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Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Arrests Three Deputies

Sheriff Grady Judd was not happy to make the announcement that followed an investigation. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested three deputies, John Raczynski, 24, Jamal Lawson, 29, and Garrett Cook, 26. The arrests came after an investigation of evidence tampering. A traffic stop in December resulted in an arrest of a woman on drug charges. Evidence from the scene was taken in by deputies.

Polk Sheriff Grady Judd endorses Jennifer Canady in run for House District 40

The Sheriff praised Canady's support of law enforcement and gun rights. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is backing Republican Jennifer Canady in her bid to replace term-limited Rep. Colleen Burton for House District 40. The Sheriff attributed his endorsement to Canady’s conservative platform and community work. “Jennifer Canady’s work as...
Florida StateThe Ledger

Grady Judd: Article was wrong; police hiring in Florida has the highest standards

A recent front page article in The Ledger was overly critical of police hiring practices in Florida [Police hiring is a 'terrible system,' Jan. 3, USA Today Network]. The article was from a Southwest Florida newspaper reprinted in The Ledger. There was no reference to Polk County and there were no anecdotal examples given that involved any officer from Polk County—The Ledger should have made that clear. The article provided the names of seven police officers they criticized for various reasons – three were arrested, one it is unclear if he is still employed as an officer, one officer was administratively terminated not involving misconduct, and two appear to be still employed. A little underwhelming, frankly. The tone of the article was dripping with anti-police rhetoric.