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.


Facebook – Most Recent Posts

  • Members of the OCSO were on hand today's at Saint Mary's Job Fair!


  • Southside Elementary SRO Deputy Keli Robinson says her little girl is a few years off from kindergarten but she's already showing she's going to love the teeter totter when it's time for recess!


  • Former K9 Deputy and current OCSO Investigator Tony Kelly presented Dr. Scott Harris of Bluewater Bay Animal Hospital with a small award this morning on behalf of the American Cancer Society for his contributions and time donated to the ACS Bark for Life event that Investigator Kelly chaired in May of this year. Dr. Harris was a huge part of making the event so successful. Not only did he donate his entire day to being the on-site vet for the event but he also took on a small educational speaking role which enlightened the crowd to several areas of often overlooked pet care.
    “Dr. Harris is a huge part of my life, my pet’s lives and most importantly to the life of Retired K9 Drako, said Investigator Kelly. “ K9 Drako and Dr. Harris have a special bond that neither will ever forget. In addition to all this Dr. Harris provides unconditional love and support to all the K9s of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He is a huge asset to this department and our K9 unit. Due to his selfless acts to both me and the Sheriff’s Office, he was also presented with an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office “Command” challenge coin.”


    Special Recognition for a Special Vet!
    Former K9 Deputy and current OCSO Investigator Tony Kelly presented Dr. Scott Harris of Bluewater Bay Animal Hospital with a small award this morning on behalf of the American Cancer Society for his contributions and time donated to the ACS Bark for Life event that Investigator Kelly chaired in May of this year. Dr. Harris was a huge part of making the event so successful. Not only did he donate his entire day to being the on-site vet for the event but he also took on a small educational speaking role which enlightened the crowd to several areas of often overlooked pet care. “Dr. Harris is a huge part of my life, my pet’s lives and most importantly to the life of Retired K9 Drako, said Investigator Kelly. “ K9 Drako and Dr. Harris have a special bond that neither will ever forget. In addition to all this Dr. Harris provides unconditional love and support to all the K9s of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. He is a huge asset to this department and our K9 unit. Due to his selfless acts to both me and the Sheriff’s Office, he was also presented with an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office “Command” challenge coin.”

Wanted Fugitives