Welcome to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website where our goal is to provide a user-friendly tool that provides the public important information about our agency and its operations. We will offer daily crime and arrest reports, domestic violence and sexual assault information, sexual offender and predator identification, on-line neighborhood crime mapping tools, crime prevention tips, news and traffic and weather advisories, budget documents and more. As Sheriff, I feel it is imperative to do all we can to give our citizens more insight and a better understanding of our public safety mission. As you’ll see on this site, we are strong advocates of social media outlets such as Facebook as well, to communicate with you and to receive your valuable feedback.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office serves and protects nearly 200,000 year-round residents as well as hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, with approximately 250 sworn personnel and ninety civilians. As Sheriff, I am not only honored to serve alongside these men and women to combat crime, I also feel privileged to have such a wonderful community to call home.
Thank you for your interest in the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and your feedback is always appreciated.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office protects the County’s residents and tourists with a full range of Law Enforcement services.The Administrative Building of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is located in Shalimar. Two full service offices are located at the Courthouse Annex in Shalimar, and in Crestview. Smaller substations are maintained in Destin, Bluewater Bay, Okaloosa Island, Sylvania Heights, Baker, Laurel Hill and Hetherington.
Okaloosa County is located in Northwest Florida, bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south and the State of Alabama to the North. The emerald Gulf waters and open stretches of beaches are among the most beautiful in the United States . Along with boundless water activity, residents and tourists can enjoy deep sea fishing, links of golf and multiple family recreational activities.
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- A Thank you going out today to Deputy Mark Mitchell. He helped catch a lady's dog that was running loose while she was in the midst of a medical emergency. EMS and Ocean City Wright firefighters were working to provide aid to the woman. Deputy Mitchell caught and held her four-legged friend so she could relax and get the medical attention she needed without worrying about her pup's safety!
- More tragic and heartbreaking news out of Tallahassee. The thoughts and prayers of Sheriff Ashley and the entire OCSO are with the Leon County Sheriff's Office as well as the family of the slain deputy and the wounded officer.
LCSO: Deputy was ambushed, shot and killed
Law enforcement, fire responding to Plantation Woods
- A crash on Highway 98 in Destin early this morning broke a power pole and busted a water main but no one was seriously injured. Deputies charged the driver with DUI with property damage. A second driver who then hit the first car head-on in the area at 414 Harbor Boulevard has also been charged with DUI. Traffic had to be diverted around the crash site. Additional details will be released as they become available. Gulf Power and Destin Water Users responded quickly to help fix the damaged pole and water main.