DeSoto County Police Department

Find DeSoto County Florida police departments, precincts, and stations. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, dispatch, impounds, and policing.


Arcadia Police Department 721 North Brevard Avenue Arcadia FL 34266 863-993-4660


About DeSoto County Police Departments

Police Departments in DeSoto County, FL are law enforcement agencies that are responsible for policing the DeSoto County community. DeSoto County police promote public safety by preventing crime, stopping crimes in process, criminal investigations, and by providing first response to emergencies.

You may contact the Police Department for questions about:
  • DeSoto County public criminal records
  • Filing accident reports
  • Filing DeSoto County police reports
  • 911 emergencies and first responders
  • Filing complaints and public safety concerns
  • Fingerprinting services
  • DeSoto County Police jobs and employment
DeSoto County Criminal Records

DeSoto County Police Stations keep public records that are available to the public including criminal records, arrest records, police reports, accident reports, police blotters, and DeSoto County crime maps. Police Depts may also provide information about driving history, traffic violations, parking tickets, and car accident reports that may be required for insurance claims.

Crime Prevention

DeSoto County Police Officers are empowered to protect the community through various laws and statutes granted by the state of Florida and local community ordinances. Policing powers are used to prevent and deter crime in DeSoto County, FL and may include arrest and detainment, stop and search, issuing tickets and fines, and performing investigations of criminal activity.

Police Department Units

Police Departments in DeSoto County are broken down into several internal units, each tasked with a specific set of policing responsibilities and goals. The DeSoto County Police Patrol works to promote public safety through Police Officer presence, typically in Police cars, foot patrol, bicycle police, and by providing emergency response. DeSoto County Detective units are tasked with gathering evidence, investigating and solving crimes to aid the effort of criminal prosecution. Traffic Control Police enforce DeSoto County traffic safety laws through the issuance of fines and driving tickets for traffic and driving violations.

DeSoto County Police Dept Specialized Units

The DeSoto County Police are organized into specialized task groups to help combat crime and public safety issues. These specialized task forces include domestic violence units, anti-gang squads, and drugs and narcotics units. Police Officers work to improve relations in the DeSoto County community through focused community policing groups which establish ties with local businesses, neighborhood groups, religious groups, and schools.