The Wauchula Police Department Patrol Division is the most visible part of the agency's law enforcement services. It is the mission of the Wauchula Police Department Patrol Division to proactively respond to violations of Florida Criminal Law, enforce Traffic Violations, and provide assistance to citizens when called for service.
The investigation unit consists of three detectives, broken into two divisions consisting of Property / Personal Crimes and the second unit consisting of Narcotics Investigations. The criminal investigations unit handles all felony crimes and investigations with in the city limits of Wauchula. Detectives are assigned cases after road patrol officers can no longer follow available leads to solving the crime. Detectives are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week and may respond to initial calls.
The Wauchula Police Department specialized units include the K-9 Unit, Drug Enforcement, Motor Unit, Gang Intelligence, Traffic Homicide, and Community Oriented Policing (COPS). All of the specialized units receive the best training available in there areas to carry out there duty to the best of there abilities.
The purpose of the Animal Control department of the Wauchula Police Department is to provide “protection” as well as “control” of animals within the city limits of Wauchula.
The Accreditation Management System provides authority for the administering of the Accreditation process and the delegation of responsibilities to those involved. Due to the complex, changing and continuous nature of the Accreditation process, it is necessary to assign accountability, responsibility and a system of review to ensure continued compliance with Accreditation standards.
The records department is responsible for maintaining and processing all crime reports, arrest reports, traffic citations, and traffic accidents. This information is computer processed, supervised, reviewed, distributed, and filed. Our records section also compiles statistical reports for our department as well as various governmental agencies
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Initial help can be crucial in a victim's recovery process. The Wauchula Police Department is committed to assisting in this process through the Victim Advocate Program. The primary goal of the Victim Advocate is to provide a support system to victims. This system provides information and makes referrals that will minimize the frustration that a victim may experience while moving through the Criminal Justice Process.
School Crossing Guard
School Crossing Guards have the responsibility of safeguarding children at assigned street crossings prior to and at the conclusion of the school day, within the city limits of Wauchula. It is not the primary responsibility of School Crossing Guards to direct traffic. The primary responsibility of School Crossing Guards is to use safe gaps in traffic, or when necessary, to create safe gaps to help the children cross the streets safely.
The Crime Prevention Unit works to educate the public on matters of Crime Prevention and Safety through the media, public speaking engagements, website and direct communications with neighborhood associations, schools, businesses and residential communities.