Osceola County, FL

Tactics Used

Buyer Arrests
Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Osceola County is an inland area in central Florida, south of Orlando, with a population of roughly 271,000 that includes the city of Kissimmee.  Prostitution and sex traficking of children are well-documented problems in the county.   In an effort to reduce prostitution, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office conducts reverse stings – sometimes in collaboration with city police departments within its jurisdiction.  The identities of the men arrested are released to local news outlets.

Key Partners

  • Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kissimmee Police Department
  • St. Cloud Police Department
State Florida
Type County
Population 270618
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