The Polk County Sheriff's Office, also known as PCSO, is a full-service law enforcement agency. It is governed by Polk County in Florida. The office provides civil and criminal process, limited service response and assistance services to municipal agencies. The Polk County Sheriff's Office also offers crime prevention and educational programs and victim assistance solutions. It provides school crossing guards for the Polk County School System. The office also offers the Crime Stoppers program. The Polk County Sheriff's Office maintains jail facilities. It additionally has a staff of more than 1,000 individuals. The office operates animal control, security and support divisions.