Police Department

The Florida Polytechnic Police Department strives to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, employees, and visitors through effective law enforcement and proactive crime prevention.

The department is a mix of 12 sworn law enforcement officers and civilian members who provide 24-hour police services on campus and is led by Chief Richard A. Holland and Deputy Chief John D. Houser.

Because the main campus is within the Lakeland city limits, all 911 emergency calls go directly to the Lakeland Police Department Dispatch Center and are transferred to the Florida Poly Police Department.

Reporting a Crime

In an emergency, dial 911. For non-emergencies contact the police department at 863-874-8472. If you are near a blue light emergency phone, press the red button and you will be contacted by a police officer. If you would like to submit an anonymous witness form, click here.

Contact Information

Address: 4543A Polytechnic Circle, Lakeland, Florida 33805-8531
Phone:863-874-8472 (non-emergency) or 911 (emergency)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m,
Email: police@floridapoly.edu

Additional Safety Resources:

  • Lakeland Police Department: 863-834-6900
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office: 863-298-6200