Fort Walton Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Walton Beach Police Department
  • Address: 7 Hollywood Blvd NE, Fort Walton Beach, 32548 FL
  • Chief: Ted Litschauer (Chief of Police)
Phone: 850-833-9900
Fax: 850-833-9563
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Fort Walton Beach Police Department is located at 7 Hollywood Blvd NE, Fort Walton Beach, 32548 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ted Litschauer. The Fort Walton Beach Police Department phone number is 850-833-9900.

Fort Walton Beach Police Department News

Chief Ed Ryan and staff getting some πŸ™ŒπŸ» action from students at Edwins Elementary School this morning.

Don’t forget if you have prescription medication that you need to get rid of come by the police department and drop it off with these smiling faces.

On Monday, November 6th, our communications center will begin undergoing renovation for about two weeks. A telephone will be placed in the front lobby with a sign advising citizens to call the number posted to have an officer respond. Our citizens will continue to have 24/7 service in the front lobby. Thank you for your patience during this time.

We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween. Here are some safety tips from your FWBPD. #AlwaysHere – Costumes should be short enough to prevent tripping and masks should not be too restrictive. – Watch costumed children around pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened, especially if the child is using a prop such as a sword or dagger as part of their costume. – To help make the child more visible after dark, trick-or-treaters should carry a brightly colored bag and a flashlight or glow stick. Reflective tape is good to add to a child's costume.. – Watch for traffic, avoid walking in the street whenever possible and look both ways if you have to cross the street. – An adult should always accompany young children. – Older children should travel in pairs or in groups at all times while trick-or-treating and never venture down a dark, empty street. – Dark, unlit homes should be avoided. – Children should save their candy until they get home so that it can be inspected. Discard any unwrapped or suspicious looking goodies.

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Members of our department were recognized at the CIty of Fort Walton Beach 2017 Employee Appreciation Awards and Luncheon today. Officer Mark Wohlin (pictured with his family) was awarded Public Safety Employee of the Year. Six other members were also recognized for their length of service. Group photo left to right: Officer Mark Wohlin, Captain Bill Royal (20 years), Sergeant Candy Galindo (15 years), Corporal Ryan Chisholm (5 years) and Corproal Jeff O'dell (10 years), not picured Steve Marlow (15 years). Thank you for your commitment to our community and congratuations!

You never know who you may meet while on shift and our officers like to have a little something for our smallest citizens. A huge THANK YOU to Pet Smart of Destin for donating a bunch of stuffed animals to our local law enforcement agencies.The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office served as the hub and Captain Mark Raiche came by to deliver these furry friends!

Oct 15 - 21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week 99,000 teen drivers were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2015. Open the dialogue with your teen driver about the rules and responsibilities of driving a vehicle. Driving is a skill that requires a driver's full attention. Distractions such as cell phones, texting, loud music, and carrying on conversations with other passengers can hinder a driver's focus while behind the wheel. Lets do our part by being good role models while we are driving too! #AlwaysHere For more information please visit: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving

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FWBPD Master Police Officer Mike Woll with K9 Doc at Dog Daze

The cold season is quickly approaching and we are grateful to Coastal Bank and Trust, a Synovus Bank, for donating blankets to our department so we can give them to those in need. Community Policing Officers Corporal Charles Pettis and Sergeant Candy Galindo

Happy to help the kids at Liza Jackson β€œdunk a deputy.”

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Hi Five Friday at Kenwood! Great way to start the weekend!

UPDATE 10/14/17 On Friday, October 13th, Pete Rybicki, 57, was located and placed under arrest for the robbery at the Shell Gas Station. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Fort Walton Beach Police Department at 850-833-9546 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application. ------------------------------- ACTIVE INVESTIGATION: ROBBERY This morning at approximately 7:11 a.m., the Fort Walton Beach Police Department responded to a business robbery at the Shell Gas Station located at 401 Miracle Strip Parkway SW. Upon arrival, officers were advised that a white male, approximately 60 years of age, came into the store and demanded cash from the clerk on duty. The suspect was described as wearing black shorts and black t-shirt, with pock marks on his face. There were no weapons seen and no injuries reported. The suspect was last known to be running east from the store. Fort Walton Beach High School and Edwins Elementary were notified of the situation for possible lockdown action on their part. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Walton Beach Police Department at 850-833-9546 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

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