The Public Safety Awards Banquet is to recognize and honor members of our public safety professions for outstanding service to our community. We give thanks to all the men and women in our community that serve in order to make Polk County a better place to live.

In recognizing outstanding service of our Lakeland Police Officers, Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies, Lakeland Firefighters, Polk County Fire Rescue Services and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, we focus community attention on the jobs that all these departments do in protecting the life and safety of our citizens.