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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 Bruce Maddox


Chief of Criminal Investigations Bureau

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Captain Bruce Maddox commands the Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) and is responsible for the oversight of investigators assigned to the property, persons, and vice/narcotics sections. He also commands the forensic and evidence functions, and the Juvenile Services Unit which includes the School Resource Deputies. Captain Maddox has been in law enforcement for twenty-one years; ten in Alabama and eleven in the State of Florida. He has worked uniformed patrol, dual purpose patrol & narcotics detection K-9, training, criminal and narcotics investigations in both Alabama and here in the State of Florida. During his career, approximately ten years have been devoted to enforcement of state and federal drug laws related to the use, possession, sale, manufacturing and trafficking of illegal narcotics. He has completed hundreds of successful narcotic and criminal investigations leading to the arrest and conviction of violators prosecuted in state and federal courts.

Captain Maddox is a graduate of Florala High School in Forala, Alabama and attended Lurleen B. Wallace Jr. College in Andalusia, Alabama. He has completed hundreds of hours of training in his field including Basic and Advanced Narcotics Investigations, Drug Task Force Supervisors School, Middle Management, Officer Discipline, Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, Advanced Body Language Techniques, Spanish for the Criminal Justice Professional, Sexual Exploitation of Children, Human Trafficking, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Managing Multiple Priorities and Ethics for the Police Executive and many others. Captain Maddox successfully completed the Florida Sheriff's Institute Commander's Academy in Tallahassee, Florida in November 2013.

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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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