Polk Criminal Records
There are any number of reasons why one would be interested in criminal records. The most common reason people do criminal records searches is out of desire to discover information regarding an individual in their life, such as potential dates, their nanny, a child's significant other etc. Another common reason is a need to provide documentation regarding an individual's past record.
As a general rule of thumb, criminal records are available to the public due to the freedom of information act.
Law enforcement agencies are generally encouraged to share the information out of fear for public safety.
If you are interested in obtaining criminal records, there are several resources you can turn to.
One place is the individual criminal resource center of each individual state and in some cases county can help you out. You can look for specific contact information on the appropriate page within this website.
Another resource you can try are any number of resources of the internet that provide you with criminal records searches, some would even offer you their service for free or for a free trial period.