Agricultural Unit


"Agriculture is the major industry in our county and by far encompasses the largest area of square miles. The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is committed to the ranchers, growers and related businesses of agriculture."
-Sheriff Arnold Lanier

The Agricultural Unit is responsible for investigating agricultural related crimes, responding to loose livestock complaints, investigating animal neglect and managing livestock impoundments

The sheriff's office also utilizes the Owner Applied Number system, the sale of "No Trespassing" signs and a Sheriff's Mounted Posse to help ensure the safety of our agricultural community. 

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For more information or questions, contact Detective Paul Johnson at (863) 773-0304 Ext. 260 or email