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On July 27, 1976, at approximately 10:12AM, the skeletal remains of 17 year old Marilyn Elizabeth McKenzia were discovered in a wooded lot off of Jackson Street in Wildwood, Florida. She was possibly last seen in the Wildwood area getting into a 1970's mod...


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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 300 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

Sumter County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Opportunities

The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is now accepting volunteer applications for our Administrative Office located at 7361 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out the application below. If you have any questions please contact Beth Hunt 352-569-1698

  • Volunteer Application

  • TEEN CITIZEN ACADEMY-JUNE 4TH-8TH (Wildwood) & JULY 23RD-27TH (Bushnell)

    Teen Citizens Academy Flyer


    The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is proud to host our second annual Teen Citizen's Academy. This year there are a total of 40 spots available (20 for each class max). It will be held June 4-8, 2018, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM (Wildwood) and July 23-27, 2018, 8:00 AM-5:00PM (Bushnell). If you would like your teen (13-17 years old) to attend, please fill out the forms and submit them to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Attn: Michelle Keszey. We will accept completed applications on a first come first serve basis, and will stop accepting them on May 11th. If you have any questions contact: Michelle Keszey at 352-569-1669 or email:


    Golf ball and tee This year's tournament to be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Glenview Golf Course in The Villages, FL. For more information or to participate please see the forms below.


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

    Recent Photo Galleries

    2018 Derby Day
    May 5th, 2018
     19th Annual Golf Tournament
    June 3rd, 2017

    Recent Press Releases

    June 20th, 2018 - Intimidation Charges

    June 20th, 2018 - CR 230 Search Warrant

    June 19th, 2018 - Wildwood Royal Incident

    Modern Roundabouts: A Safer Alternative

    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!

    AlertSumter Emergency Notification System

    AlertSumter Website Sumter County, effective October 1st, 2017 will begin utilizing AlertSumter. AlertSumter will replace CodeRED Emergency Notification System. AlertSumter will be the new 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.