Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office 1250 Eglin Parkway Shalimar FL 32579 2.8 miles from Fort Walton Beach 850-651-7400
Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office 5755 East Milton Road Milton FL 32583 25.9 miles from Fort Walton Beach 850-983-1100
Dixie County Sheriff's Office 1000 5th St Freeport FL 32439 29.5 miles from Fort Walton Beach 850-227-1115
Walton County Sheriff's Office 752 Triple G Rd DeFuniak Springs FL 32433 35.8 miles from Fort Walton Beach 850-892-8111
Escambia County Sheriff's Office 1700 West Leonard Street Pensacola FL 32501 36.7 miles from Fort Walton Beach 850-436-9630
A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.
In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.
The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.