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

News Releases

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... read more

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... read more

OCSO Plans DUI Checkpoint in Destin

In conjunction with the City of Destin, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a Safety DUI Checkpoint on March 21st, 2015 at 726 Legion Dr. in Destin from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Deputies will be checking drivers for signs of intoxication and impairment.... read more