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, 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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    It's been a sad morning. So here's some good news. --- Our account relationship specialist shares a sweet story about how an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office deputy helped her in a time of need. --- "I was driving to take the children to Baker School at 7:30 a.m.," Sherrie Stanley says. "Truck drive shaft yolk broke and caused my truck to break down at the light at Highway 90 and Antioch in the turning lane. "I made the children cross the road to get off the median and be safer on the Tom Thumb side. Officer Holloway said he was driving and noticed the children standing there in the cold, then saw me and the wrecker loading my truck. "He stopped, without hesitation, and asked if he could help me. I said I had my daughter-in-law coming. He said he was a resource officer and wouldn’t mind taking the children to school to get them out of the weather (cold), and so they wouldn’t be any later." "I agreed, he loaded them up and made sure they arrived safe. "What a great guy! He went above and beyond his responsibilities and made sure my kids made it to school safe and sound." --- Thanks for sharing, Sherrie! Do you have good news from this week? Share it in the box below!

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    Destin: Airport Rd at Quail Cr is clear

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    The Lewis School's latest group of "Do the Right Thing" Award recipients. From Left- right.... Nick Bracamonte- reported another student being bullied. Mackenzie Higgins- stepped in the middle of two boys fighting and stopped it. Malachi Earle- saw a special needs student struggling with his locker. Calmed the student down, and helped them with their locker. Arron Sells- saw a boy being picked on and stepped in and stopped it. Very proud of all of you. Thanks for doing the right thing! — with Malachi Earle and 3 others at Lewis Middle School.