FROM THE SCSO
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On September 17, 2007, the body of 20 year old Jaime Ortiz-Morales was discovered in a wooded area off of CR 656-G in the Croom area of Sumter County, Florida. The cause of death was determined to be homicide as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The tim...

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Welcome!

Sheriff William O. Farmer Thank you for visiting the Sumter County Sheriff's Office website.

Sumter County was created by the Florida legislature on January 8, 1853 and was once part of Marion County. Known for its simple beauty, much of what is now eastern Sumter County was part of the original Seminole Indian reservation established under the Treaty of Moultrie in 1824, and was named after Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter. Today, Sumter County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida, encompasses 580 square miles, and is home to nearly 100,000 people.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is founded on the principles of integrity, respect, honesty, and caring for others. With a staff of over 270 dedicated men and women, we are committed to providing professional law enforcement services through a well-trained staff, technology, crime prevention and a results-oriented, proactive approach to public safety. In 2010, the FBI Uniform Crime Report showed that Sumter County was one of the safest counties in Florida; something we all can be proud of.

We care about our community. We are continuously seeking out opportunities to partner with the public and to maintain an open dialogue with those we serve. By doing so, together, we make Sumter County a great place to live, work and play. I hope you find the information on this site helpful and thank you for allowing us to serve you.

William O. "Bill" Farmer, Jr.
Sheriff, Sumter County, Florida



Sheriff's Office Corporal Recognized for Outstanding Service

Sumter County Sheriff's Office Corporal Alan Hamilton was recognized today by Sheriff Bill Farmer of Sumter County and Sheriff Chris Nocco of Pasco County for his part in subduing a shooting suspect at the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida in January.

Video of the recognition event can be viewed here:



Recent Photo Galleries

 
Red, White and Blue Day
August 7th, 2014
 Sumter County Kids & Cops 2014
July 31st, 2014


Recent Press Releases

December 5th, 2014 - Sumter County's #1 Most Wanted Captured

November 29th, 2014 - Attempted Murder in Bushnell

November 20th, 2014 - Bushnell Citgo Armed Robbery



PSA - A message from Sheriff Farmer about Golf Cart Safety



Sheriff's Office Accreditation

CFLEA and CALEA Logos The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. and recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Click here to read more about it!



CodeRED Emergency Notification System

CodeRED Website Sumter County has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of Sumter County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices). Read more and sign up today!



Vial of Life Program

The 'Vial Of Life' program is designed to provide needed information to emergency personnel in situations where you are unable to do so. To learn how you can participate click here.