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»Lakeland Police Department
219 North Massachusetts Av
Lakeland, FL 33801


Vision Statement

Our shared vision for the Lakeland Police Department is dedicated professionals working together to provide excellent service which enhances the quality of life
in Lakeland.

Mission Statement

In partnership with the community, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, our mission is to maintain order and improve the quality of life of the citizens we serve.


We are committed to doing things RITE:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence


»Hardee County Sheriff`s Office
900 East Summit St
Wauchula, FL 338973



Hardee County is located approximately 65 miles southeast of Tampa and southwest of Orlando. The county’s land area is approximately 640 square miles or mostly rural, agricultural land. Hardee County includes the communities of Bowling Green, Wauchula, Ona and Zolfo Springs. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of about 28,500 yearly citizens and approximately 11,000 northern visitors and migrant workers.

The mission of the Hardee County Sheriff`s Office is to enhance the quality of life in Hardee County by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the United States constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment.

Based on this mission statement, the Hardee County Sheriff`s Office has the following set of values:

The Sheriff`s Office must preserve and advance the principles of democracy within Hardee County.

The Sheriff`s Office places its highest value on the preservation of human life.

The Sheriff`s Office believes that the prevention of crime is its top operational priority.

The Sheriff`s Office will involve the entire county in the delivery of its services.

The Sheriff`s Office believes it must be accountable to the entire county it serves.

The Sheriff`s Office is committed to professionalism in all aspects of its operation.

The Sheriff`s Office will maintain the highest standards of integrity.

                                                                          Arnold Lanier


»Polk County Sheriff`s Office
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880


The Polk County Sheriff`s Office is a full service law enforcement agency servingPolk County Florida. Polk County is the fourth largest county in the state with 2,010.2 total square miles, 1,874.9 square miles of which is land area. The Sheriff is an independent constitutional officer and by function is statutorily charged with the responsibility of providing all primary law enforcement services within Polk County. The agency also provides related law enforcement services to the entire county, including: civil and criminal process, limited service response, assistance to municipal agencies, crime prevention and education programs, victim assistance services, and providing school crossing guards for the Polk County School System.

The Sheriff is presently given the responsibility for the administration and every day operation of the Central County Jail, South County Jail Facilities, and Sheriff`s Training and Respect Program to include prisoner transportation throughout the state.

The Sheriff is also statutorily charged with the responsibility for providing deputies to attend the Board of County Commissioners meetings and for all sessions of Polk County and Circuit Courts within Polk County.

The Sheriff’s Office employs 1,578 full-time (623 sworn, 382 certified, 573 civilians), 256 part-time, and 1,000 volunteer members. The Polk County Sheriff`s Office primary service response area consists of the unincorporated areas of Polk County (those area with Polk County that are outside city limits). The unincorporated area of Polk County totals approximately 1,909 of the county`s total 2,010.2 square miles.  This service area is subdivide into specific geographic areas of directed patrol and investigative responsibility composed of two divisions and five districts.



»Highlands County Sheriff`s Office
434 Fernleaf Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870

Sheriff Susan Benton

Our Vision is a safer Highlands County where citizens and law enforcement are joined together, the rights of all persons are respected, and community values are reflected.


»CF Industries
6209 County Road 663
Wachula, Fl 33873

CF Industries is a global leader in fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, the second largest nitrogen fertilizer producer in the world and the third largest phosphate fertilizer producer among public companies. CF Industries owns and operates world-scale nitrogen and phosphate plants and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its best-in-class distribution system.

In 2010, CF Industries acquired Terra Industries Inc. Following this acquisition, CF Industries is positioned as a nitrogen bellwether in the global fertilizer industry and the premier nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer manufacturer in North America.

Founded in 1946 as a fertilizer brokerage operation by a group of regional agricultural cooperatives, CF Industries grew by expanding its distribution capabilities and diversifying into fertilizer manufacturing. Through 2002, the company operated as a typical supply cooperative. However, in 2003, in response to changing market conditions, it adopted a new business model that established financial performance, rather than the traditional cooperative charge of providing an assured supply of product to its owners, as its principal objective.

In 2005, an Initial Public Offering completed the company’s transition and established CF Industries Holdings, Inc. as a public company. Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CF.”

In September of 2006, the company established its new Corporate Vision and Corporate Values, identifying its long-term aspirations and driving values.

The company is headquartered in Deerfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Through its CF Industries, Inc. subsidiary, it operates seven nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complexes in the central U.S. region and Canada; phosphate mining and production operations in Central Florida; and a network of fertilizer distribution terminals and warehouses, located primarily in major grain-producing states in the U.S. Midwest. It also owns a 50 percent interest in KEYTRADE AG, a global fertilizer trading company headquartered in Switzerland, as well as 50% of joint ventures in the United Kingdom and The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. CF Industries, Inc. employs approximately 2400 people. CF Industries adheres to stringent security standards at all of its operations.


»Detroit Tigers Foundation of FLorida
2100 Woodward Avenue
Detroit , MI 48201

»Rodda Construction Fund within the Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

62 Fourth Street, N.W.
Winter Haven, Florida 33881

CNP`s unique "hybrid" approach includes strategic-based print design and communications, Web innovations and unmatched brand development capabilities.


Clark/Nikdel/Powell (CNP) was established in March of 1991 and over the years has evolved into an integrated marketing agency offering advertising, design, public relations, brand development, Web and social media services. From research and concept development to communication and measurement, CNP’s focus is ensuring that our clients receive the tools necessary to develop effective relationships with their audiences to advance their organizations’ missions.

  • We strive to go beyond expectations for our clients every day … every time.
  • We are always fair and act at the highest level of integrity in our business practices.
  • We focus on strategic and tactical solutions that we believe are right for the client.
  • We create a work culture for our team that encourages collaboration, support, teamwork and positive spirit.



»Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.
P. O. Box 127
Frostproff, FL 33843

»Publix Supermarkets
PO Box 407
Lakeland, FL 33802


»JDC Development, LLC
3200 County Road 630 West
Fort Meade, FL 33841

JDCPhosphate, Inc. is focused on applying advanced technology to the production of phosphate products for agriculture and industry in a sustainable and environmentally effective manner. JDC has assembled creative talent in science, business and engineering to commercialize the Improved Hard Process (IHP) as a manifestation of its vision.


»Peace River Electric Cooperative
210 Metheny Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
"Exceeding the expectations of those we serve."

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PRECO), is a fast growing electric distribution cooperative providing service in ten Florida counties: Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Osceola, Polk and Sarasota. PRECO provides electric service to residential, business and light industrial and has a broad service area from residences within 30 miles of the Atlantic Ocean, to homes on the Gulf of Mexico. PRECO’s headquarters is in south central Florida in the town of Wauchula, with district offices located at Bradenton in Manatee County and Indian Lake Estates in Polk County.


»Fantasy of Flight
1400 Broadway Blvd SE
Polk City, FL 33868

Fantasy of Flight, located on Interstate 4 at exit # 44 (Polk City), includes up-close access to over 40 rare and vintage aircraft from the world`s largest private collection.  Guests can explore two huge display hangars, experience themed immersion environments and interactive exhibits or climb in the cockpit of a flight simulator.  Kids of all ages are engaged and challenged in our Fun with Flight center which includes Hot Air Balloon and Hang Glider simulators.  Expert guides take guests behind the scenes to real working restoration and maintenance areas including the wood shop, sheet metal, engine, and machine shops. And we are the only place in the world where guests can witness rare and vintage aircraft in flight. (weather permitting)    

Wing WalkAir offers an exhilarating challenge for adults and children alike. While safely harnessed to an overhead line, ropes course participants are engaged both physically and mentally as they maneuver through 33 separate challenges climbing to heights of over four stories in the air.  Guests who opt in for the zip line will experience a total of 600 heart pounding feet as they “fly” over 40 feet in the air right at the edge of our airport runway. 


»Badcock and More
P. O Box 497
Mulberry, FL 33860

The W.S. Badcock Corporation (WSBC) is one of the largest privately-owned home furniture retailers in the United States. Founded in 1904, WSBC has been operating for 104 years.

WSBC is headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, and employs more than 1,200 corporate employees. There are more than 300 Badcock stores in eight states which offer customers a full range of furniture, bedding, appliances, electronics, accessories and floor coverings.

More than 80% of our stores are individually owned through our unique dealership business model. Because we consign all of our merchandise to the dealers and do not require a franchise fee, our model offers the benefits of business ownership and allows for a quicker start-up than the traditional franchise system.

As we celebrate the growth and achievements of the past 100 years, we also continue to look toward the future, and in recent years have undergone significant expansion and modernization plans both in-store and online.
In 2000, we developed a new store concept called Badcock &more that includes a product line of more than 4,000 items; a brighter, more spacious store display; and a new logo.

While the philosophy "Badcock will treat you right" stays the same, we introduced the new concept to better serve our existing customers and to appeal to a broader customer base. Of the stores that have converted, most have seen at least a 20 percent sales increase.

In 2003, we developed a new dealer contract to uphold new operating standards and enhance the long-term growth opportunities for our dealers. Today, we continue our expansion with plans to target new dealers throughout the Southeast,  including Kentucky and West Virginia, which to date are untapped markets.


»Regal Automotive Group
2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805

Regal KIA LakelandRegal Honda LakelandRegal Lakeland ChevroletRegal Acura LakelandRegal GMC Lakeland



If you are looking for a new Acura, Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, or Kia, Regal Lakeland has just the car you are looking for to fit your lifestyle and budget. We have 2 locations to serve you: Regal Lakeland South @ 1025 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland, FL and our Regal Lakeland North location, which is at 2615 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL. Our locations are in one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Florida and are part of the Regal Automotive Group. We have been in the automotive business for over 50 years and have 200 employees dedicated to ensure our customers are wholly satisfied with their purchase from Regal Automotive. We are proud to be serving in this community!

Regal, the largest automotive dealership in Lakeland, is located in one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Florida. As we continue to grow and add additional franchises, our dealership name has grown exceptionally long, and so we have elected to call it Regal Automotive Group.  Regal employs over 200 people, is active in the community and supports many local non-profit groups.  We look forward to many more years as a part of the Lakeland community.


»All Creatures Animal Hospital
330 Hanchey Rd.
Wauchula, FL. 33873
(863) 773-9215

All Creatures Animal Hospital is the number one veterinary service serving Wauchula, FL and Hardee County for over 28 years. When you need compassionate veterinary expertise for any of your large and small animals, you can trust Dr. Slade Hayman, DVM and his staff with their years of experience and gentle touch.

Animal veterinary clinicAt All Creatures Animal Hospital, we are committed to provide the highest quality care throughout the lifetime of your pet or livestock. Whether it is taking care of your companion or valued farm animal, we make sure your animal is given the best medical attention and care it needs.

Rest assured knowing that your animal is in good hands. Our services and facilities are specially designed to provide routine preventative care, early detection and treatment of disease and complete medical, surgical and dental care.

Schedule your appointment today!

Make sure your animal stays in great health. Call All Creatures Animal Hospital today to book your appointment or to have us come to your home or farm.


»Hardee County Class of 1950

»Dr. Kevin Henne, OD
410 East Central Av
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Welcome to Kevin L. Henne O.D., where the one-on-one attention we give each patient sets us apart from others in the field. Since the year 1981, we have been serving Winter Haven, with the highest level of eye care. Your eye health is of great importance to us!  We provide comprehensive eye examinations, evaluating and treating many eye conditions.  Dr. Henne has only one location, to better serve your eyecare needs.

We also specialize in contact lenses, including the newest in astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses.   Our licensed opticians can help you select eyeglasses from our constantly updated selection of the latest styles.  At  Dr. Henne`s office,  we enjoy working with all ages, from infants to senior citizens.  From the time you walk through our doors until your visit is over, our dedicated staff will help you with all of your eyecare needs including choosing the correct frames and lenses to suit your eyewear needs. We have specially trained staff who are committed to serving you and your entire family. Please visit us at  Dr. Henne`s office.  Dr. Henne is ready  to meet you and help you with your eyecare needs!



»CenterState Bank
1101 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33880



Our business structure is designed to value the unique character of the communities we serve and to encourage decision making by the banker that is closest to the action.


We approach business decisions with an emphasis on long term growth, sustainable profits and the career development of our officers and staff. We will not sacrifice credit quality for short term gain.


We will exceed our clients’ expectations by anticipating their needs and responding with a sense of urgency. Each of us has the freedom, authority and responsibility to do the right thing for our clients. 


Our bank is built on life-long friendships. We communicate with candor and transparency. We believe that the relationship is more valuable than the transaction.


Commitment to our faith and families is fundamental to the overall culture of our institution.


»Lakeland Electric
501 East Lemon Street
Lakeland, FL 33801

A great deal has changed here in Lakeland since we purchased our hometown electric utility. However, one thing has remained the same. Lakeland Electric was built on core values that have remained constant, yet facilitated exciting technological, environmental and economic advances within our community.

As one of the nation`s more than 2,000 public power systems, our goal is to provide electricity as a public service in a caring, yet business-like manner and at a reasonable cost. We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers, who are also our family members, neighbors and friends.

Lakeland Electric is the third largest public power utility in the State of Florida.  The utility is also one of the first utilities established in Florida having started operation in 1889.  Today, power is generated at Lakeland Electric’s two main power plants, the 941-megawatt McIntosh Power Plant and the 176-megawatt Larsen Power Plant. McIntosh Power Plant houses one of the most efficient coal-fired generation facilities in the southeast and one of the most efficient combined cycle natural gas generators in the nation.  These generators help us offer our customers safe, reliable power at some of the best prices in the state.  Based on Florida Municipal Electric Association data, Lakeland Electric’s residential rates are the second lowest in the state and the lowest in Florida for large commercial users.

Our commitment to Lakeland goes beyond “keeping the lights on.” We are dedicated to making life easier and more enjoyable for all of our customers.  Lakeland Electric – Powered for Life!


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