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

  • A Crestview man pulled over for driving 75 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone in Baker ended up with more than a traffic ticket.
    37-year old Michael Anthony Chessher of Tilley Road is charged with driving with a suspended license (habitual offender) and trafficking in methamphetamine.
    An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped Chessher Saturday after spotting him speeding down County Road Two. Chessher told him his driver’s license was suspended for DUI. A check revealed numerous suspensions and that Chessher is also listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender until 2017.
    Behind Chessher’s driver seat the deputy found a grocery bag containing coffee filters, lithium batteries and a Coke bottle with the label removed. Inside the bottle was a pink liquid and white powdery substance he recognized as a methamphetamine “one pot” cook.
    Chessher told the deputy he was in the beginning stages of producing the methamphetamine.


  • OCSO Volunteers and Explorers participated in an open house at Almarante Fire Department on Saturday July 28, celebrating 30 years of service to the North Okaloosa community south of Laurel Hill, Fl. The OCSO partnership with Almarante and other Volunteer Fire Departments are critical in providing fast and efficient first responders to crash and fire scenes. We congratulate Almarante FD for 30 years of service and dedication to the community they serve.


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    US National Weather Service Mobile Alabama

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop today (mainly afternoon and early evening) ahead of an approaching cold front. A few of the storms could become strong or severe with damaging winds the primary threat. Before the storms arrive...heat index values will again climb to 102-107 degrees.There is a high risk of rip currents at area beaches through tonight!

Wanted Fugitives