The Walton County Jail operates under the authority of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office assumed operation of the County Jail from the Walton County Board of County Commissioners on March 3, 2014. The operation of the jail is under the direction of Major Brian Schultz.
The jail is a 596 bed facility, which was constructed in 2007. All jail operations were moved to the new facility in April 2007 from the 101 bed facility located downtown. The jail consists of an Administration building, Video Visitation area, Central Booking, Medical Housing Unit, Food Services section, Laundry Services section and two inmate housing pods; Housing 1 consist of 264 beds and housing 2 has 316 beds. The Medical Unit has 16 available beds.
The Department consists of three divisions each commanded by a Lieutenant; the Operations Division, the Support Division and the Judicial Services Division. The Operations Division is responsible for the booking and housing of the inmate population. The Support Division is responsible for medical services, court services, food service, transportation, classification and inmate programs. The Judicial Services Division is responsible for court security, warrants, and civil process. The jail became accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission on February 2, 2010 and reaccredited on February 19, 2013.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work, and visit.
We will strive to excel in all aspects of our mission with a sustained passion for improvement, innovation, nurturing public trust and fostering community partnership. We will keep pace with the latest law enforcement methods and technology through continuous training and education. Our work environment will encourage input, participation and commitment to excellence.
Core Values: Integrity – Service – Courage
Integrity – Integrity is central to everything we do and key to maintaining the trust of our citizens, colleagues, and law enforcement partners. We are honest and truthful with the citizens and visitors we serve. We model positive behavior and observe the highest moral and ethical principles.
Service – The Walton County Sheriff’s Office exists to serve and protect our citizens and community. We strive each day to be selfless in our devotion to duty as law enforcement officers. We carry out our crucial mission with professionalism, respect for others, discipline and self-control.
Courage – We will carry out our duty to serve and protect the citizens of Walton County with the utmost physical and moral courage despite personal risks and with the firm commitment to do what is right and just. We take responsibility for our decisions and actions and courageously consider new ideas to change and improve our organization where change and improvement are needed.