Law Enforcement Division

The Law Enforcement Division is comprised of the Patrol Bureau and the Criminal Investigations Bureau. Each division has various assigned units. Major Donald Clark oversees the entire Law Enforcement Division.

PATROL BUREAU

The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Bruce Maddox. This Division is responsible for all 4 Districts in Walton County. Uniformed patrol deputies are assigned to each district based on calls for service, response time, crime rate and population.

Patrol Districts

  • District 1 : Defuniak Springs
  • District 2: Freeport
  • District 3: County Road 393 to the Okaloosa County line
  • District 4: County Road 393 to the Bay County line

Each district is assigned a district lieutenant who will meet with citizens, civic organizations, victims and business owners to share concerns. District Lieutenants are also responsible for sharing trends of criminal activity occurring in the district and ensuring that citizens, visitors, victims and outside agencies receive professional service. Please feel free to contact your District Lieutenant for any assistance you may need.

District Lieutenants

Lieutenant Robert Gray District 2Lieutenant Robert Gray
District 1
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Lieutenant Johnny Whitaker
District 2
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Lieutenant Adam Falk District 3Lieutenant Adam Falk
District 3
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Lieutenant Dustin Burlison District 4Lieutenant Dustin Burlison
District 4
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CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU

The Criminal Investigations Bureau is commanded by Captain Mark Collins. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators in the Criminal Investigations Bureau handle major, multi-jurisdictional investigations and intelligence gathering on suspected criminals. All investigators work closely with outside agencies such as the Medical Examiner’s Office, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Children & Family Services, Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Fire Marshal’s Office, State Attorney’s Office and other local, state and national law enforcement agencies.

Criminal Investigation Bureau Units

  • Major Crimes
  • Narcotics
  • Evidence
  • Special Victim’s Unit
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cyber Crimes

CHILD PROTECTION BUREAU

The Child Protection Bureau is commanded by Captain Angie Hogeboom. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators in the Child Protection Bureau handle all reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment in Walton County. All child protective investigators work closely with outside agencies such as the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Children & Family Services, the State Attorney’s Office and other local, state and national agencies.Walton County Sheriff’s Office school resource deputies serve and protect every school in Walton County.

Child Protection Bureau Units

  • Child Protective Investigations
  • School Resource Deputies
  • Explorer Program