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Welcome to the Walton County Sheriff's Office Website

"We have been recognized as a leader in law enforcement innovation and have received state accreditation. The men and women of your sheriff's office have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and a commitment to service to the citizens and visitors of this county. It is an honor and privilege to serve with them." ~ Sheriff Mike Adkinson

Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 536

Walton-SO-logoIn 2014, the Sheriff's Office started its first Explorer Post. Participants are exposed to the law enforcement field, interface with law enforcement officers and get involved with a variety of programs and projects featuring safety, training and service. The program is designed to build positive character traits, develop personal and mental fitness and promote active citizenship.

For those who are interested in becoming a member of the Sheriff's Office Explorer Post, applications are available ONLINE as well as at the following locations:

  • Sheriff's Office Administration Building, 752 Triple G Road, Defuniak Springs
  • Sheriff's Office Substation, 133 Sheriff's Drive, Santa Rosa Beach
  • All School Resource Deputies at the middle and high school level

Membership Requirements:

  • Young adults between the ages of 14 to 21
  • Maintain at least a "C" grade point average
  • Have parental approval
  • Be of good health
  • Be of good moral habits without arrest or conviction
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than family members
  • Must submit a completed application with a $20.00 non-refundable processing fee.

For more information please contact Deputy Caleb Davidson at 850.892.8186.

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What Our Community is Saying

  • I am grateful for the young lives that our sheriffs department have probably saved. Thanks for keeping your citizens and your spring breakers safe. Making a clear statement that underage drinking will not be tolerated prevents an untold number of crimes and injuries from happening. Y'all do an excellent job!
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