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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



The Department of Law Enforcement Operations, under the direction of Major Joe Preston, manages field operational activities and initiatives that are the most visible to the public. Employing over 170 sworn deputy sheriffs whose primary duties are crime fighting, answering calls for service, serving warrants, and conducting criminal investigations. The division consists of the North and South Uniform Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations. Each program area is headed by a Division Chief who carries the rank of Captain and is responsible for the overall management of their area of concentration. In addition to sections under each division, specialized teams and responsibilities fall under Law Enforcement Operations which include the Underwater Search and Recovery Team, Traffic Enforcement and Beach and Marine Unit to name a few.

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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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