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.

Facebook – Most Recent Posts

  • Message from Sheriff Ashley to OCSO Employees:

    To All,
    As we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, I want to encourage you to pause and really think about and be sure to thank those that love and care about you. Encouragement is so underrated as a gift however the giving of encouragement to others can indeed move mountains.
    I am thankful for each of you and the awesome responsibilities that you take upon yourselves every day. I’m thankful for the duties performed with professionalism and with the intent of making our lives and those of our family and friends safer and better. I’m thankful for your vision now and for generations to come and for your professionalism and courtesy to the citizens we serve. I thank you for your steadfast courage in facing the challenges that sometimes feel overwhelming and lastly, I’m thankful for your can do approach to all the obligations, challenges, and task that are put before us.
    I wish many blessings for you and your families this Thanksgiving Holiday,
    With Many Thanks and Much Appreciation,
    “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” (Psalm 103:2 -NLT).

    Larry Ashley

    Larry R. Ashley, Sheriff

  • Boca Raton Police kick off Holiday Safety CampaignBoca Raton, FL – The day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as “Black Friday,” is historically one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Starting this week, and continuing through mid-January, officers from the Boca Raton Police Services Department will step up marked and unmarked vehicle patrols, bicycle patrols, along with surveillance in retail areas throughout the City. In addition, the Boca Raton Police will kick off the “Holiday Safety, It’s not Child’s Play” campaign. The first video addresses shoppers leaving purchases in plain sight in their vehicles. The message of the video is to encourage people to drive straight home after shopping. The second video talks about how to discard empty boxes from expensive electronics purchases. Many times they are left on the sidewalk, which is an open invitation for bad guys to break into your home. The message in the video is to cut up all boxes and place them in non-transparent garbage bags or cans. The shopping video will be featured throughout the holiday season, with trailers at Cinemark in Boca Raton. Both videos will be featured on Boca Raton City Channel 20, and Boca Raton Police Facebook and YouTube channels. BRPD personnel will also be handing out holiday postcards, featuring season specific crime prevention tips.