Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

  • Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
  • Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
  • Teen Driver Challenge
  • Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation
  • Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
  • Teen Driver Challenge

Suspicious Vehicle Call Leads to Stolen Car Arrests

Two Fort Walton Beach teenagers are charged with car theft after they were found sitting in the stolen vehicle at a vacant lot yesterday evening. Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to a call of a suspicious car around 9 p.m. found 18-year old Antonio...

Victim of Apparent Drowning Identified

The victim of Thursday’s apparent drowning in Destin has been identified as 44-year old Ian Johnson of Minnesota. Johnson was pulled from the Gulf of Mexico yesterday after apparently becoming distressed while swimming with one of his children behind the Pelican Beach...

OCSO Investigates Apparent Drowning

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a tourist in the Gulf of Mexico near Pelican Beach Resort in Destin today. Deputies were called to the beach at 1002 East Highway 98 around 3:20 p.m. this afternoon. Lifeguards were...