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.
Facebook – Most Recent Posts
- Two Shalimar teenagers were arrested by members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Agency Drug Task Force October 17th, following the execution of a narcotics search warrant at 145 4th Avenue. The Task Force was assisted by members of OCSO Fugitive Warrants and a K-9 Unit.
17-year old Keanu O. Brown of 145 4th Avenue Apt. D2, and 18 year old Anthony Cerra of 33 Blenheim Road, are charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and synthetic narcotics, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a trafficking amount of amphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brown was also charged with resisting an officer without violence.
Investigators discovered several different kinds of illegal narcotics, firearms, scales and other drug paraphernalia during their search at Brown’s residence. Citizen tips to Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers helped initiate the investigation. Individual Arrest Reports are attached to the news release at the OCSO website at sheriff-okaloosa.org.
- Plew Elementary SRO Deputy Clara Thomas talks bike safety with Boy Scouts!
Here are some great tips to share with your kids - http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/KidsandBikeSafetyWeb/index.htm