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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

Citizen Law Enforcement Academy

Citizen-AcademyIn 2013, the WCSO held its first Citizen Law Enforcement Academy. For citizens who want a truly eye opening experience about law enforcement, this is where it all starts. Participants will spend about three hours in a class room once a week for approximately 10 weeks. The Citizen Law Enforcement Academy is a great program for any citizen who wishes to learn more about the field of law enforcement and the Walton County Sheriff's Office. The class is FREE and takes place at the Sheriff's Office Administration building located at 752 Triple G Road, Defuniak Springs. A background check will be conducted on all participants who sign-up.

Topics covered during the Citizen Law Enforcement Academy include:20151022_184200_7.jpg
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Arrest Procedures
  • Dispatch & 9-1-1
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Traffic & DUI
  • K-9
  • School Resource Deputies
  • Firearm Safety
  • Crime Prevention
  • Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers
  • Media & Public Relations
  • Emergency Management
  • Jail Tour
  • Defensive Tactics/R.A.D Demonstration
  • Aviation Unit
  • SWAT


For more information please contact Lt Danny Garner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Deputy Harold Shover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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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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