In the early morning hours of Sunday June 17, 1979, the Webster Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire at the home of 89 year old Addie Torrance. The body of Addie Torrance was later found inside of her bedroom. Her death was...


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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 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


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.


Do you have a child between the ages of 10 and 15 years old that has never had the experience of going to summer camp and have not had the opportunity or the means to do so? Well here is your chance.

The Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches Provides a safe and secure fun filled week of summer camp located at the Caruth Camp in Inglis, FL free of charge. The week is full of outdoor activities such as archery, high ropes challenge, team building exercises, pool, arts and crafts, environmental education, bike riding, and much more then to finish off the week showcase your talents by participating in the "Caruth's Got Talent", talent show followed by a dance party. It will be a week to remember that will build friendships with kids all over the State of Florida that will last a lifetime. You will meet Deputies from agencies all over the state of Florida that have a strong love for the youth in our state.

If you are interested and would like more information, there will be a public meeting at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on April 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Deputy Rappleyea will present a brief slide show of the last few years of camp. You will be able to have all your questions answered about the camp and registration process. This is an experience your children will not want to miss!!Spots are limited so come to the meeting and secure your child's spot for camp. Do not let any financial or transportation to camp issues stop you from coming to the meeting we will explain how we are prepared to eliminate any obstacles that prevent your child from this awesome opportunity. Come and see what the fun is all about. SEE YOU THERE.


The Sumter County Sheriff's Office seeks a finance professional with extensive experience in government finance and accounting services. We have an opening for Fiscal Manager. The job responsibilities include highly responsible management and administrative work directing and coordinating the varied functions of the Sheriff's Finance Department. Work involves administering the central accounting system and the data processing functions. The member performs operations and administrative duties and tasks specific to the position.

Please click HERE to view the complete job description and obtain a copy of the application form.

Job available: Immediately
Job Closes: When Filled
Base Pay: Base Salary $70,000

Please submit your application to:

Sumter County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Human Resource Department
1010 N. Main Street
Bushnell, FL 33513

Relay for Life Fund Raising Event

SCSO employees and deputies will be at Odd Couples in Bushnell for a Tip-A-Cop event on April 25, 2015 from 10AM-2PM. The proceeds from this event goes to Relay for Life. Come join us for good food and a worthy cause!

17th Annual Sheriff Bill Farmer's Charity Golf Tournament

Golf ball and tee This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in The Villages, FL. Dinner will be at The Savannah Center in The Villages. The tournament was a success and we reached our goal again.

If you are interested in participating in this year's tournament, please fill out the Golf Player Form (PDF) and submit it to the address on the form.

If you are interested in being a sponsor of this year's tournament, please fill out the Sponsorship Form (PDF) and submit it to the address on the form.

For more information, please read the intro letter (PDF) or contact Lt. Nehemiah Wolfe or Theresa Cooper at (352) 689-4600.

Recent Photo Galleries

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

Recent Press Releases

May 20th, 2015 - Arrest of Student on Campus with a Firearm

March 19th, 2015 - Former SCSO Finance Director Arrested

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

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.