Florida State Emergency Response Team
Working together to ensure that Florida is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts.
FEMA’s Mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Many communities and schools have disaster plans in place to help students prepare for a natural disaster and know what to do immediately after one occurs.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided a guide for students after natural disasters or personal trauma.
Polk County Scam Reporting
This page is dedicated to educating you about the latest scams, and how you can report them.
Remember – if you thwart a scam artist’s efforts, and they are not successful at stealing your money or your identity, then you successfully avoided being a victim and there is nothing to report to law enforcement. There are links included on this page of where to report scams.
If you HAVE had your money or your identity stolen, you should report the crime to law enforcement. Call your local law enforcement agency (PCSO can be reached at 863-298-6200) and visit the Federal Trade Commission website to report the scam itself.