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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 over 115,000 people. Sumter County is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the state of Florida and the United States.

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.

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


Golf ball and tee This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in The Villages, FL.


The Villages Homeowners Association has released a very informative golf cart safety video. You can view the video at this link.


You can now search and view the currently booked inmate population at the Sumter County Detention Center by clicking on this link. This link is also available on the Detention Center page in our Divisions section.


If you reside in The Villages and you need non-emergency assistance from the Sheriff's Office, you can dial (352) 728-6909 and it will be a toll free call. For all emergencies, please dial 911.

Recent Photo Galleries

Derby Day 2016
May 7th, 2016
 Law Enforcement Torch Run 2016
April 20th, 2016

Recent Press Releases

May 19th, 2016 - Bushnell Man Faces Attempted Murder Charges

May 17th, 2016 - Sheriff's SWAT Team Searches for Drugs and Stolen Guns

May 17th, 2016 - Traffic Crash Involving Detention Deputy

Lock It or Lose It

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.