The prosecutor's office represents the county and the State of Missouri in all criminal cases for crimes committed in Polk County, Missouri. The process starts with the local law enforcement offices, who will prepare a report along with a probable cause statement. After that report is received, we will review the file and then either file a charge against the defendant or refer the file back to law enforcement for further review. If you want to report a crime you should start with your local law enforcement office. We are not able to take reports from the public.