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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

Underwater Search and Recovery Team

The Underwater Search and Recovery Team specializes in the recovery of evidence in criminal investigations. The team assists state and federal agencies in the recovery of plane crashes, auto accidents and human remains. The team trains monthly using cutting-edge equipment and techniques to better serve the community. The team is an asset to the WCSO because of their ability to provide an avenue into an otherwise restricted underwater environment.

2013 Search and Recovery Team Highlights:

  • 2 call outs for homicide investigation
  • 2 Call out for citizen assist
  • 2 call out for recovery of submerged vehicle

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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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