The purpose of the Public Information Officer (PIO) is to provide a clear, impartial and effective method of disseminating police information to the public and the news media; to ensure the accuracy and consistency of information; and to prevent disclosure of information that might adversely affect any individual or criminal or civil court proceedings.
Public Information Officer (PIO)
Lieutenant Carin Ketcham
Where do I go to get a copy of a police report?
We are located at 2 Bobby Green Plaza in Auburndale The Records window is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding Holidays)
Copies of all police reports and documents open to public access are available from the Records Section. There is a charge of 15 cents per page for copies. Please allow 5 to 10 working days after an incident, arrest, or accident for processing before attempting to obtain a copy of a report.
Are police reports available to anyone?
Yes, with very few limitations such as juvenile information, the identity of a victim of a sexual offense or domestic violence and reports containing information about open or ongoing investigations. Nearly all police reports are available to anyone.
Am I entitled to police report information about my neighbor’s activities?
Florida Public Records Law allows anyone to request police report information about any individual.
May I use police report information to solicit business from the victims of crimes?
No. Public Records Law prohibits the use of police report information for the commercial solicitation of victims of crimes.
What is the difference between criminal profiling and bias-based profiling?
Criminal profiling is a legitimate tool in the fight against crime. It is an investigative method in which an Officer, through observation of activities and environment, identifies suspicious behavior by individuals and develops a legal basis, consistent with the Fourth Amendment, to detain and question.
Bias-based profiling refers to a decision by an Officer to stop, detain, interdict, or search an individual based on race, color, gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, or national origin.
It is the policy of the Auburndale Police Department to prohibit bias-based profiling in all Police-initiated actions. These include all investigative detentions, field contacts, traffic contacts, arrests, searches, asset seizures and forfeiture efforts. An Officer’s actions will be based on a standard of reasonable suspicion or probable cause as required by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and statutory authority. Officers must be able to articulate specific facts, circumstances and conclusions which support reasonable suspicion for an investigative detention or traffic stop, or probable cause for arrest. Officers shall not consider race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender identity or sexual orientation in establishing either reasonable suspicion, probable cause, or as a basis for requesting consent to search.
The Auburndale Police Department operates a Facebook page so that our citizens can follow and comment on various topics that relate to law enforcement in Auburndale. We welcome your feedback, but we ask that you follow our Social Media Policy and keep your comments appropriate. Keep in mind that our social media channels are not intended for the reporting of emergency and non-emergency incidents.
04/05/2018 Carjacking Investigation
02/16/2018 High School Text Messaging Incidents
10/13/2017 Sex Battery of a Minor Arrest
02/23/2017 Death of Child Arrest
01/22/2017 Firearm Death Involving Four-Year Old Victim
08/22/2016 Hilarie Homicide Investigation
07/05/2016 Investigating Serious Bodily Injury Crash
07/01/2016 Fatal Vehicle Incident
04/20/2016 Bicycle Safety Grant Update
12/01/2015 Bicycle Safety Grant
08/18/2015 Fatal Vehicle/Train Crash Update
08/17/2015 Fatal Vehicle/Train Crash
12/03/2014 - Traffic Crash Serious Injury
08/28/2014 - Coffee With a Cop
07/05/2014 - Fireworks Accident - Update
07/05/2014 - Fireworks Accident
06/21/2014 - Missing Endangered JV - Update
06/21/2014 - Missing Endangered Juvenile
05/13/2014 - Traffic Crash Serious Injury
04/18/2014 - Attempted Homicide
02/17/2014 - Arson Arrest
01/25/2014 - Robbery & Shooting Update
12/09/2013 - Traffic Crash Serious Injury
11/07/2013 - Bomb Threat Arrest
10/28/2013 - Shooting
10/28/2013 - Bomb Threat Arrest
10/18/2013 - Bomb Threat Arrest
09/26/2013 - Stabbing Update
09/26/2013 - Stabbing
08/28/2013 - Bank Robbery
08/18/2013 - Traffic Crash Fatality
06/27/2013 - Traffic Crash Fatality Update
06/18/2013 - Traffic Crash
05/10/2013 - Home Invasion Media Conference
05/10/2013 - Home Invasion Update
05/09/2013 - Home Invasion
05/08/2013 - Aggravated Battery
05/06/2013 - Burglary
04/16/2013 - Missing Adult
02/21/2013 - Bank Robbery
02/11/2013 - Bank Robbery Arrest
02/05/2013 - Bank Robbery Update
02/05/2013 - Bank Robbery Update
02/05/2013 - Bank Robbery
01/20/2013 - Stabbing