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

  • Want to track crime in a specific area? OCSO offers and there's even an app for your phone!
    By clicking "Login", "Join Crime Reports", or "Save My Alert", you agree to receive email messages from law enforcement and/or
  • Destin Elementary School Resource Officer Deputy Sonya Shepard takes one of the year's best group selfies with a class of tech-savvy kindergarteners!

  • Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies caught a car burglar in the act early this morning but the suspect tried to make a quick getaway.
    A witness called the OCSO after spotting a suspicious man trying to get into parked cars at Chez Elan apartments on Racetrack Road shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday.
    Deputies set up a perimeter. When they approached the man, he took off running, dropping a backpack found to contain a mini flashlight, screwdriver, other tools and what turned out to be stolen items.
    28-year old Channing Taylor of Navarre was taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
    Taylor is charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, petty theft, resisting an officer without violence, and providing a false name to law enforcement.
    Thank you to the citizen who called in the suspicious behavior. The Sheriff's Office main dispatch numbers are 651-7400 and 689-5705.

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