Davenport, FL

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Davenport is a town of 2,000 located in central Florida.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, with partners in nearby communities (e.g., Inwood), have conducted many prostitution stings in response to complaints from residents. Stings may involve undercover female officers, setting up an undercover house, posting online ads, or taking down businesses providing a front for prostitution. The names and other descriptors about the arrested are often released to the media.

Key Partners

  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office
State Florida
Type City
Population 2181
Location
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