Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Larry R. Ashley

Social Security Collection Policy

Notice to Persons Regarding Collection of Social Security Numbers

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office collects Social Security Numbers of persons who:

  1. Apply for employment or are employed by this Office;
  2. Apply to qualify with a firearm pursuant to HR 218, the Nationwide Concealed Carry Act for Retired Law Enforcement Officers;
  3. Apply to volunteer with this Office;
  4. Are arrested or contacted for investigative reasons by this Office;
  5. Are fingerprinted by this Office, or;
  6. Provide the information for any other purpose.

For the performance of duties and responsibilities prescribed by law; the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office collects Social Security Numbers for the following reasons, but not limited to:

  1. To verify identity.
  2. To conduct employment background investigations.
  3. For wanted person, driver’s license, and criminal history queries.
  4. For payroll purposes.
  5. For any other purpose deemed imperative for the performance of duties and responsibilities prescribed by law.

Please note:  The Public Records Law protects Social Security Number from being given out to the public.