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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

Captain Audie Rowell


Chief of South Uniform Patrol Bureau

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Captain Audie Rowell currently serves as the Chief of the South Uniform Patrol Bureau and domestic homeland security.

Captain Rowell began his law enforcement career in 1986 and is a graduate of the 60th basic Law Enforcement Recruit Class from Lively Vo-tech School in Quincy. Fla. Captain Rowell was previously a Law Enforcement Officer with the Leon County Sheriff's Office and Tallahassee Police Department. His experience includes patrol, vice and narcotics, internal affairs and SWAT. He has more than 2,500 hours of tactical and high risk training and is a certified law enforcement instructor, firearms instructor and rappel master. He is a decorated officer receiving a Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, Tactical Officer of the Year Award, several meritorious service awards and fitness award. Captain Rowell has served the agency as an Internal Affairs Commander, Patrol Commander and Bureau Chief over Professional Standards. He serves as an executive board member for the Region One Domestic Security Task Force Law Enforcement Response Committee and is the project manager over the Agency's million dollar technology upgrade.

He earned a B.S. degree in criminology from Florida State University and is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Command Officers Development Course.

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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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