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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

  • Search for Missing/Runaway Juvenile

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Johnny Kirk, 15, of Freeport, FL.  Kirk was last seen by his mother boarding a school bus around 6 am on April 16th.  Kirk is 5’1, weighs 106 lbs and has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Kirk was last seen wearing a Freeport High School t-shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket and blue/white tennis shoes.  Anyone with information on Johnny Kirk is asked to please contact Investigator Rome Garrett at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 850.892.8111.      ...

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014
  • WCSO Jail Recognizes Employee of the Month

    Detention Deputy James Hall is selected as the top employee of the month for May.  Bravo shift supervisor, Sergeant Larry Adams stated, “Due to James’s exceptional organizational skills, Bravo shift was able to book 44 spring breakers and release 52 (8 from the day shift) within the first night of spring break.”  After completing several details at Seascape, during spring break, Deputy Hall stayed over to assist his fellow deputies at the jail to help expedite the booking and release process.  In over a two week period, Deputy Hall’s shift booked 278 and released 257 individuals.The Sheriff’s Office is extremely proud of Deputy Hall, who has been with the jail since May of 1996.    ...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014
  • Walton County Emergency Notification System

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center partnered with Hyper-Reach Emergency Notification Systems, an industry leader with over 10 years of experience notifying communities. Hyper-Reach allows the Sheriff’s Office to quickly send a message to residents in a specific area informing them of an emergency situation that may require action on their part.  The system is designed to send thousands of calls or messages simultaneously.  It has been successfully used on countless occasions for incidents such as hazardous chemical releases, missing persons, barricaded persons, storm warnings, boil water alerts and much more.  The message informs residents of what is occurring and what steps they need to take along with informing them of when the incident is over.The Sheriff’s Off ...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014
  • Father and Son Arrested on Multiple Weapons and Drug Charges

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the ATF, arrested Larry Hall and Larry Hall Jr., both of 1060 Delaware Road, Defuniak Springs, Tuesday, April 15th.  A member of the Sheriff’s Office posed undercover to trade a firearm with Larry Hall, Jr., who is a convicted felon.  Hall was subsequently arrested at an undisclosed location in Mossy Head and the firearm was recovered.  A search warrant was conducted at the suspect’s home, mentioned above, and ten firearms ranging from a 45 caliber pistol, 30-06 rifle, sawed off shotgun, AK-47, two military carbines, several 22 caliber rifles and a single shot shotgun were seized.  In addition, numerous items of drug paraphernalia was also found, along with cannabis which was stored in separate bags consiste ...

    Wednesday, 16 April 2014
  • WCSO Warns Citizens of Facebook Powerball Scam

    The Walton County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn citizens about a scam called Facebook Powerball Lottery.  An investigator with the Sheriff’s Office is currently working on a case where a citizen was contacted by one of her friends on Facebook to go claim her prize that she won on the Facebook Powerball Lottery.  The citizen was then contacted by an unknown person, not on her Facebook friends list and was informed that she won $150,000.  She was asked to send $1,500, via Western Union, and in turn, she would receive the $150,000.  The subject also asked for her name, date of birth, address, cell phone number and e-mail address.  Thankfully, the citizen did not send any money and reported the scam to the Sheriff’s Office.  If you are solicited on Facebook regar ...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014
  • WCSO Pet of the Week

    Captain Audie Rowell with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office is helping Tasha to find a good home. She is a 17 lb. Beagle mix, less than one year old. Tasha has been spayed, heartworm negative and has all her shots. She is ready for adoption at the Walton County Animal Shelter. Adoption fee is $55.00.  Call 892-8186 to ask about Tasha and adopt her today! ...

    Friday, 11 April 2014
  • One Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

      On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/ Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 504 Musset Bayou Road, Santa Rosa Beach.  More than 14 grams of finished product methamphetamine, numerous hypodermic syringes, spoons with residue, working digital scale with residue, cut straws and approximately 30 broken up suspected Xanax pills were seized.  William Travis Glass, 35, residence listed above, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic equipment.  Glass was booked at the Walton County Jail.   ...

    Friday, 11 April 2014
  • WCSO Citizen Survey

    A citizen survey is an important tool that law enforcement agencies can use to measure the satisfaction of citizens in the community they serve.  Feedback is crucial so agencies can determine where improvements need to be made, evaluate the effectiveness of community policing activities and programs undertaken by agencies on behalf of their citizens.  The Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from our citizens and visitors to tell us how we are doing.  Please visit our website at www.waltonso.org and click on the tab Citizen Services.   ...

    Thursday, 10 April 2014
  • Impersonation of an LEO Leads to Methamphetamine Arrest

    On Thursday, April 3, 2014, members of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Vice/ Narcotics Unit along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) conducted an investigation targeting John Travis Clark, of 3222 Chat Holley Road, Santa Rosa Beach, who was suspected of manufacturing methamphetamine.  As a result of the investigation, agents searched Clark’s residence and located approximately 1500 grams of suspected methamphetamine oil and paraphernalia used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.  The investigation identified Clark as a suspect after Clark had identified himself as an undercover law enforcement officer to facilitate the purchase of pseudoephedrine, which is a precursor chemical used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. John Travis Clark was charged w ...

    Tuesday, 08 April 2014
  • Suspected Arrested on Multiple Charges to Include Breaking a Patrol Car Window

    On Monday, April 7th, a deputy responded to the Florida Department of Corrections Probation Office, located at 2338 Hwy 90, Defuniak Springs, to serve a warrant.  The suspect, Robin Cooper, 28, of 186 N 7th Street, Santa Rosa Beach, violated her probation and was placed under arrest.  While the deputy was escorting Cooper to the patrol car, Cooper began to resist.  A probation officer assisted the deputy in getting Cooper in the backseat of the patrol car.  As the deputy was pulling away from the probation office, Cooper starting kicking the right rear passenger window causing damage.  Cooper then proceeded to kick the left rear driver side window, broke it and crawled out the window.  Cooper began running back to the probation office and the deputy was able t ...

    Tuesday, 08 April 2014
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Preventing Identity Theft

When your personal identification information (name, social security number, driver license number, etc.) has been used fraudulently to open credit accounts, bank accounts, obtain loans, utilities, telephone services, etc., without your knowledge or permission, you are the victim of the crime of identity theft. If you believe that your identity has been stolen, you should take the following steps:
  • Immediately contact the company or financial institution's fraud department where your information was used and alert them of this fraudulent account.
  • Have the account closed or cancelled.
  • File an immediate offense report with the law enforcement agency holding jurisdiction where the identity theft occurred and obtain a case number. The location of jurisdiction is where the account(s) were opened or services provided. If your identity has been assumed outside of Walton County and you wish to file an information report with the Walton County Sheriff's Office, you may do so. The report will be forwarded to the jurisdiction where the crime occurred.
  • Contact the three credit reporting companies listed below to report this identity theft complaint. You will need to confirm that a fraud alert is placed on your personal credit file. This alert should help prevent any future acts of fraud involving your personal identification information where a credit check would be conducted with the three credit bureaus.

To prevent yourself from becoming a victim you can:

  • Try to use ATM machines you are familiar with and ones located in banks.
  • Look around before conducting a transaction. If you see anything suspicious cancel the transaction and go elsewhere.
  • Try to use the ATM before dark. If you must use the ATM after dark make sure it is in a well-lit location.
  • Never walk away from the ATM with cash still in your hand. Don't be distracted by counting your cash while walking away.
  • When making a transaction from your car open the window as little as possible and keep your doors locked.
  • Work with your bank to have your social security check or other regular income direct deposited into your bank account.

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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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