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, 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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- The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of two individuals going door to door in the North Okaloosa area requesting cash donations on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project. A resident on Whitewater Lane says she offered a check to a man wearing a “Wounded Warrior” shirt and a Veterans Affairs badge, but he refused and insisted on cash.
A spokesperson for the non-profit organization says the group DOES NOT sanction door to door solicitations.
The OCSO advises residents to always do your homework before making donations to ensure your hard-earned cash goes where you intended.
Anyone with information on the cash solicitations is asked to contact the OCSO at 850-689-5705.
- On December 9th, during the Crestview City Council meeting, Members of the American Legion - James McCollough Post #395, awarded Okaloosa County Deputy Sheriff Heath Hehl the organization’s “ Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” Award.
Captain Larry Ward said, “The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office takes great pride in Deputy Hehl for his dedication to duty and to his community. Heath is a lifelong resident of the area where he resides with his wife and two small children.
Great Job Deputy Hehl!”
- Drowsy Driving can be Deadly. Note: The beginning of this CNN story contains some extremely scary footage of real crashes connected to drivers who fall asleep at the wheel.
Scary moments in drowsy driving
Rene Marsh takes a look at the dangers of drowsy driving and efforts to reduce sleeping behind the wheel.