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Lakeland Circuit Office

Circuit Administrator Stephanie Perry
Stephanie Perry
Deputy Circuit Administrator John Sheffield
John Sheffield
Deputy Circuit
200 North Kentucky Avenue
Suite 403
Lakeland, FL 33801-4963
(863) 413-3305
(863) 413-3309

Counties Served: Polk, Hardee, and Highlands

General Information: This circuit covers three counties in middle Florida. Probation officers supervise offenders in the community who have been placed on probation or community control by the court and offenders who have been released from prison with post-release supervision. Probation officers enhance public safety by monitoring offender’s compliance with conditions of supervision. Probation officers assist offenders with resources and services necessary to transition from prison or jail to the community. Probation officers increase the offender’s likelihood of succeeding by using evidence based practices including assessment of risk and needs, enhancing offender motivation, providing positive reinforcement and ongoing support, and offering classes for self-improvement and behavior change including Life Skills, How to Make it on Probation or Community Control, Employment Interviewing and Application skills, Thinking for a Change or Moral Recognition Therapy Cognitive Behavior classes. Probation officers refer offenders to various community resources to assist them in obtaining employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, as well as other positive, self improvement programs to assist the offender.

Directions: From Interstate 4, drive south on Highway 98. At Memorial Blvd continue south (road changes from Highway 98 to State Road 37). Turn left on Pine Street. Go two blocks. On your right will be Kentucky Avenue and the main entrance to the state office building.

Offenders Under Supervision (as of June 30, 2017): 8,724

Community Based Sanctions and Programs: Substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment programs.


  • 100 - BARTOW MAIN
    970 East Main Street
    Bartow, Florida 33830-4905
    (863) 534-7010
    Fax: (863) 534-7247
    200 North Kentucky Avenue
    Suite 506
    Lakeland, Florida 33801-4978
    (863) 413-2242
    Fax: (863) 413-2070
  • 102 - WINTER HAVEN
    1289 First Street South
    Winter Haven, Florida 33880
    (863) 298-5570
    Fax: (863) 298-5597
  • 103 - LAKE WALES
    608 State Road 60
    Lake Wales, Florida 33853-4419
    (863) 679-4366
    Fax: (863) 679-4382
  • 104 - SEBRING
    434 N. Fernleaf Ave
    Sebring, Florida 33870-3720
    (863) 386-6018
    Fax: (863) 386-6023
  • 105 - WAUCHULA
    124 S. 9th Ave., Suite 200
    Wauchula, Florida 33873-2832
    (863) 773-4777
    Fax: (863) 773-9783
    970 E. Main Street, Suite B
    Bartow, Florida 33830
    (863) 534-7010
    Fax: (863) 534-7247
  • 107 - HAINES CITY
    233 North 9th Street
    Haines City, Florida 33844
    (863) 419-3344
    Fax: (863) 419-3359