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

  • The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the early morning robbery of a convenience store located on Highway 98 in West Okaloosa County.
    The Tom Thumb at Parish Point was held up around 3:30 a.m.
    The clerk believed the individual had a weapon but says he did not see one displayed.
    The man who demanded money was described as a white male wearing a gray jacket with a hood, dark pants that were possibly blue jeans, and black tennis shoes with white soles. He left the store on foot.
    Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or text “TIP214 plus your message to CRIMES (274637).


  • A Destin man wanted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office on charges of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a Juvenile and Battery is currently being held in Anchorage Alaska as a Fugitive from Justice.
    Investigators with the OCSO say 39-year old Eli Long Malave of 706 Swan Lane is accused of sexually molesting a 14-year old girl on numerous occasions at his home between the fall of 2013 and July 2014.
    Deputies say Malave, who was aware of the investigation, recently left the area and traveled to Anchorage, where he was arrested Monday on the OCSO outstanding warrants.
    Malave is awaiting extradition back to Okaloosa County. Additional details on the charges will be released once the OCSO warrants are served.
    In the meantime, anyone with information that may be relevant to the case is encouraged to contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-651-7400



Wanted Fugitives