The Okaloosa County Public Information Office responds to everything from simple requests for basic information to sharing in-depth facts, figures, and statistics. The Sheriff’s Office is committed to sharing information through media interactions, its website, social media outlets like Facebook, a monthly cable TV show, a weekly radio show, newsletters, and special projects. The PIO is also active in representing the Sheriff’s Office at numerous meetings, functions, and events.
The reason for this commitment is fundamental: citizens should have easy access to information about the mission and activities of their Sheriff’s Office. To that end, we are always receptive to questions, comments, and suggestions. Contact Michele Nicholson for additional information.
OCSO Public Information Officer
Public Information Officer
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
50 2nd Street
Shalimar, FL 32579
To request the Sheriff’s participation at a function or event, contact Debbie Barrineau at 850 651-7410.
Wednesday Mornings, 7:30-8:00 AM
WFTW Talk Radio 1260 AM
Fort Walton Beach
Cox Communications Channel 6
Okaloosa Eye on Crime
On Call Policy
Public Information Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Routine media or public inquiries and requests are handled during normal business hours. A Public Information Officer or representative will be made available on-call after hours, on weekends, and holidays for emergencies and significant breaking news. Significant breaking news does not include routine arrests, non-fatal vehicle crashes, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or status updates on non-breaking news. Credentialed media on deadline may call the Sheriff’s Communication Center after hours at 850 651-7400.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.