December 18th, 2018 Sheriff Bill McCarthy retired and Sheriff Kevin Schneider was appointed as the Polk County Sheriff. Sheriff Schneider is a 37 year veteran of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and looks forward to continuing to move Polk County in a positive direction.
January 24th, Sheriff Schneider promoted Robert Stanton to Chief. Chief Stanton is a 20 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and a recent graduate of the FBI National Academy. Chief Stanton also made history with this promotion because he is the first African American Chief of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Stanton is currently overseeing the Jail Division.