Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

State Accredited Law Enforcement AgencyWelcome 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, profiles on various wanted fugitives, 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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    On July 18th Deputy Sterling Eslinger and Deputy Robert Naylor were conducting an investigation at an apartment in Fort Walton Beach. A man answered the door and immediately began to show obvious signs of a heart attack. Deputy Eslinger and Deputy Naylor recognized the symptoms and quickly placed him on the couch, then onto the floor as it became evident that CPR would be necessary. In a matter of seconds, CPR was initiated and EMS was notified. For the next several minutes Deputies Eslinger and Naylor continued CPR while the subject was in and out of consciousness.

    After the event, EMS personnel stated the decisive actions of Deputies Eslinger and Naylor prolonged the subject’s life until more advanced life saving measures could be employed. For their actions, they are being presented with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Award.

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    Teaming together is Children in Crisis and Okaloosa County Star Charities for an amazing jet ski Fudpoker run!! Fun event and it is benefiting our children!! Come out and help support us!!!

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