Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, 32579 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 850 651-7547
Fax: 850 609-2086
Email:

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is located at 50 2nd Street, Shalimar, 32579 FL. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office phone number is 850 651-7547.

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office News

Talk about tackling a big job! Our Evidence Unit earned Certificates of Commendation for undertaking a full scale inventory of every item of property, individuall scanning more than 89,000 pieces of older evidence while also in-processing another 15,000! The Unit also oversaw reorganization into a new Smart Evidence Program. Well-earned Certificates of Commendation handed out to Lisa Hughey, Kristi Hoffman, Monique Caldwell, Holly Esneul, Stephanie Topolski, Kalyn Fields and Supervisor Lt. Bill Griffith!

Deputy Lisa Worth looking a tad surprised to learn her birthday is not a secret. Coworkers decorated her car with Disney balloons to say Happy Birthday! 🎂🎊⭐️

Today three new deputies joined the ranks of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office as they were sworn in by Sheriff Ashley at a badge pinning ceremony attended by their family and friends. Congratulations and welcome to the OCSO family! #protectandserve

Deputies are trying to identify the individual seen in this video burglarizing a Crestview Pharmacy early yesterday morning. Anyone with information can contact the OCSO at 850-651-7400 or contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers anonymously at 850-863-TIPS, emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com, or by using the P3 Tips Mobile application.

Sheriff Larry Ashley invites everyone out to to an action-packed fitness competition event designed to honor our military veterans and first responders, as well as raise funds for organizations that work to assist those groups. The Emerald Coast Honor Games take place this Saturday, November 10th at Legendary and you don't want to miss it! Check it all out at: emeraldcoasthonorgames.com!

Locals Losing Cash to Scam Artists!! Local residents are getting scam calls from someone claiming to be a deputy with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and at least one person who fell for the scheme is out $1500.00 as a result. The caller ID showed “Okaloosa County” in one of the cases and the caller identified himself as an OCSO deputy. He told the victim he had missed Jury Duty and would be held in in criminal contempt if he didn’t pay $500 for a fine, and $400 for Court fees. The caller told the victim his phone was being tracked via GPS and if he didn’t comply he would be arrested. While the caller kept the victim on the phone, the victim was directed to a retail store where he purchased two Green Dot cards. The caller had the victim provide the numbers off the back of the cards. The caller then advised the victim one of the cards was no good and had him purchase another one for an additional $500. The caller then had the victim drive to the OCSO Livingston Office at 197 E. James Lee where a Deputy would make contact with him. After no Deputy arrived, the victim made contact with the Sheriff’s Office. In another case yesterday, a victim also received a telephone call from a male claiming to be an OCSO Deputy. The suspect told the victim that she failed to report for jury duty and that if she did not pay $1,500.00 immediately, she would be arrested. While keeping the victim on the phone, and advising her phone was being tracked by GPS, the victim was directed to a retail store where she obtained three pre-paid debit cards and provided the card information to the suspect. The suspect then instructed the victim to go to 197 E. James Lee Boulevard and make contact with him; however, no one was there when she arrived. The victim then notified the Sheriff’s Office. These scams are quite common and can be extremely difficult to trace so the best way to fight them is through prevention and education. Legitimate operations would not require a person to purchase prepaid or gift cards and provide the numbers.

The photos we provided on social media showing last night's damage at OCI most likely showed the impact of a brief EF-0 tornado according to the National Weather Service in Mobile.

Sexual Predator New Address Notification: Casey Thompson to 148 Salvadore Drive, Crestview

Reject! Brazen con artists are using the names of a local deputy and local judge to try and scam people out of money. The OCSO has gotten reports of the caller telling residents there are warrants for their arrest and they need to pay cash to avoid going to jail. These phone calls are bogus so please don't be fooled. Typically the scammer will say that it's due to you "not showing up for jury duty" or something of that nature. The only way to prevent these thieves from getting cash from unsuspecting people is to spread the word that this is a scam so no one falls for it. Please help us by sharing! Thanks in advance.

Many law enforcement officers in areas ravaged by Hurricane Michael are among those who lost their homes. Ladies of Law Enforcement is working to provide Thanksgiving dinners to impacted agencies. The OCSO's headquarters in Shalimar as well as our Destin substantion are drop-off points for donations for anyone interested in contributing. We thank this organization for its kindess, and we thank you in advance for your consideration of assisting in the effort.

What a treat and honor to meet World War II Battle of the Bulge veteran - 99-year old Retired Army Lt. Colonel Sam Lombardo - during a visit to residents of The Meridian at Westwood! Known as the Patriot Poet, he recently sent Sheriff Ashley a thank you letter for his talk - along with a special poem honoring law enforcement! He's an amazing man. If you're not familar with LTC Ret. Sam Lombardo, here's a link to a feature article written about him in Emerald Coast Magaine: http://www.emeraldcoastmagazine.com/August-September-2017/Patriot-Poet/ Looking forward to seeing him celebrate his 100th birthday in July!

We always get great feedback on our Citizens Academy and it's time now to start thinking about signing up for the next one! Just head to Crime Prevention on our webpage or the Citizens Academy page at sheriff-okaloosa.org and fill out an application. K9's, ride alongs, the firing range - you will get an extensive overview of the varied missions of your OCSO!

Well we may be a bit biased but we think this VIP Destin Magazine cover photo of Major Eric Aden and Captain Charlie Nix just may be the best one we've seen ever - and there have been some great ones!

A possible tornado damaged the chow hall building and outer perimeter fence at the Okaloosa Correctional Institution work camp last night. There were no injuries to inmates or OCI staff. Our OCSO deputies assisted in outer security while inmates were being transported to another facility.

Central patrol deputies are at the scene of a vehicle versus bicyclist crash on Hurlburt Road. All westbound lanes are blocked by the crash scene. Traffic is heavy. Motorists are urged to use a different route until the crash scene is cleared. The Florida Highway Patrol is on scene and investigating the crash. OCSO Units are supporting them by managing traffic and scene security.

Hometown Hero Recognition - OCSO Fallen Deputy Skip York's name has been added to a special memorial at David Webb Park in Harriman Tennessee. Deputy York and Deputy Burt Lopez, who died in the line of duty in April 2009, also recently had a portion of Highway 90 east of Crestview renamed in honor of their sacrifice. #NeverForget

SRO Deputy Cullen Coraine says the Liza Jackson School Dance Team wanted to help out animals impacted by Hurricane Michael and their donation drive will do just that! #welldone ⭐️💚😺🐶

OCSO Deputies have fitness standards they have to demonstrate twice a year but those same fitness standards also apply to Sheriff Larry Ashley and all sworn members of the Command Staff. They took to the Physical Abilities Testing - or PAT - Course to run through the various obstacles in the specified time! #Success #Fitness

Take a Kid Fishing Day provided some aerial excitement with SRO Deputy Amber Flanagan’s group enjoying a special wild dolphin show! ⭐️👍🙌🏽🦈

It's not just about School Zone Safety! Please please keep an eye out for students at bus stops! Their lives depend on your vigilance. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/school-bus-stop-accidents-claim-lives-of-five-children-as-distracted-driving-rises/