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ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

For Immediate Release October 10, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is striving for a second reaccreditation. A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive November 14th, 2017 to examine

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DEPUTY IMPOSTOR: WCSO WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA– Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a Mirar Beach resident this week regarding a phone scam. The resident advised a man, who said his name was Sam, called her from (850)-306-6278 claiming he worked for

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TEEN DRIVER CHALLENGE RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 14TH

Freeport, Fla–Due to weather the Teen Driver Challenge that was scheduled for October 7th has been CANCELLED. The class has been rescheduled for October 14th at Freeport High School. The Teen Driver Challenge course, which is offered at no cost

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200+ PILLS, CASH, AND MARJIUANA SEIZED FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

For Immediate Release October 4, 2017 Miramar Beach, Fla— A 32-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man is in custody following a searching warrant executed by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office VICE/Narcotics Unit in conjunction with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Drug

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49 CAR BURGLARY CASES CLOSED BY ARREST

For Immediate Release October 3, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Seven suspects are responsible for more than 50 car burglaries in Walton County, which include five stolen handguns from unlocked vehicles. Six arrests have been made regarding 49 vehicle burglaries that

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WALTON COUNTY JAIL INCORPORATES WALTON COUNTY FIRE RESCUE EMT/PARAMEDICS

For Immediate Release October 2, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— For the first time, Walton County Sheriff’s Office is incorporating the use of EMTs and paramedics at the Walton County Jail. Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics have the experience and

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ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISES

WCSO ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CHAUTAUQUA HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO PROVIDE VIVITROL TO ASSIST THOSE WITH ADDICTION For Immediate Release September 29, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla—Eleven people die every day in the state of Florida from opioids. While the average is alarming,

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SHERIFF ADKINSON, PRESIDENT OF FSA, RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

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LEADING THE WAY FOR MENTAL HEALTH REFORM FOR INMATES

For Immediate Release September 29, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Mental health is now being addressed head-on at the Walton County Jail. Walton County Sheriff’s Office has hired a Mental Health Treatment Manager who is assisting in developing a substance abuse

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WALTON COUNTY JAIL INTRODUCES SOUND TRAINING FOR INMATES

For Immediate Release September 26, 2017 DeFuniak Springs, Fla— Walton County Jail inmates will now have a chance at learning to read and write. “We find that a lot of the population in our jail is either way below reading

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