A Message from Sheriff Lanier
Welcome to the Hardee County Sheriff’s office website. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the citizens of Hardee County for their continued support of the men and women of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office. I grew up in Hardee County and have committed 31 years of my life in the realm of public service to Hardee County. It’s my privilege to command our well trained and dedicated law enforcement professionals that serve and protect our community daily. I will do everything necessary to maintain the quality of life in our community by reducing fear, preventing crime and enforce the law while protecting each individual’s freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Hardee County is located approximately 65 miles southeast of Tampa and southwest of Orlando. The county’s land area is approximately 640 square miles or mostly rural, agricultural land. Hardee County includes the communities of Bowling Green, Wauchula, Ona and Zolfo Springs. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of about 28,500 yearly citizens and approximately 11,000 northern visitors and migrant workers.
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Arnold Lanier, Sheriff