Welcome 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.
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- An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Deputy who found a teenager standing outside a burning home at 3 Eglin Street around 11:30 last night said the teen told him he had called 9-1-1 and that he had a friend still inside.
As the deputy tried to get in the front door to check, the teen, who was carrying a large green bag, took off running. Another individual told the deputy he was actually the one who had called.
The deputy was able to catch the teen, who then admitted to breaking a window to get in the home.
Inside the green bag was an Xbox 360 gaming system, laptop computer, and other items. A large television was also found outside the front door.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office responded and determined that there were two points of origin to the fire. The teen admitted to breaking in and throwing a lit cigarette into a box of papers to cause a blaze inside the dwelling.
The OCSO has charged 18-year old Jorge Cesar Perea-Martinez of 217 Ajax Street in Fort Walton Beach with burglary, arson, grand theft, and resisting arrest.
No one else was inside the home.
- Who's the mystery car burglar with the towel or Tshirt on his head? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LfWAu3GXg
Car Burglary Surveillance Video
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/local/local-man-charged-with-spree-of-vehicle-burglaries-1.352183 18-year old Tyrae Allen of Fort Walton Beach is charged with mo...