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, the county is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida, encompasses 574 square miles, and is home to more than 95,000.
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; a result that 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.
Bill Farmer Jr.
William O. "Bill" Farmer, Jr.
Sheriff, Sumter County
Composite of Wildwood Truckstop Murder Victim Released
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office has released a composite of the murder victim near the SR-44 and I-75 interchange in Wildwood. Read the official press release here .
Sheriff's Office Deputy receives the Sheriff's Exceptional Achievement Award.
Read about Deputy Sheriff Ayala's outstanding performance and her award by clicking on the image or here .
15th Annual Sheriff Bill Farmer's Charity Golf Tournament
This year's tournament will be on June 15, 2013 at the Evans Prairie Golf Course in The Villages, FL. If you are interested in playing or doing a sponsorship
for this event please click the links below. If you have any questions about
the tournament you may contact Lt. Nehemiah Wolfe or Theresa Cooper at (352) 689-4600.
Here is a good video on what to do in the event you are a potential victim in an active shooter event.
New Video Surveillance for Armed Robbery
Armed robbery at the Circle K in Nobleton on 7/24/12 at 2235 hours. Read the press release for more info and who to contact if you have any tips or information pertaining to this robbery.
Armed robbery at the Shop & Go in Webster on 7/28/12 at 2225 hours. Read the press release for more info and who to contact if you have any tips or information pertaining to this robbery.
Cold Case Files
Synopsis: On February 19, 1971, the body of a white female homicide victim was discovered under the Lake Panasoffkee Bridge at Interstate 75 in Sumter County. The victim has never been iden
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Sheriff's Office Accreditation
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!
Code Red Emergency Notification System
Sumter County has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultrahigh-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the 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!