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On April 6, 1981 at approximately 3:30PM, the body of 53 year old Luellen Gadson was discovered in a wooded area off of CR 219 approximately one mile west of the City Limits of Wildwood, Florida. Gadson had been shot in the face with a shotgun. An eyewitne...

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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 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



CARUTH CAMP

There will be a meeting on March 1, 2017 at 6:30 held at the Sumter County Sheriff's Office 1010 N. Main St. Bushnell, Fl 33513, for all parents and children that are interested in attending camp this summer.

We will have computers available so that you may register that evening. The camp is limited on spots so you must register quickly because the spots will fill up very fast. This is for boys and girls ages 10-15. THIS IS A FUN CAMP and not to be confused with some other camps that are for disciplinary problems around the state. The registration starts the day of this meeting so come and register and hear all about what the camp as to offer, oh and the best part, THE CAMP IS FREE!

Any other questions can be answered by emailing Deputy Rappleyea at: wrappleyea@sumterso.org



19TH ANNUAL SHERIFF BILL FARMER'S
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golf ball and tee This year's tournament to be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in The Villages, FL. For more information or to participate please see the forms below.



LETTER FROM BILL FRYE, PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA SHERIFFS YOUTH RANCHES

Letter from Bill Frye



18TH ANNUAL SHERIFF BILL FARMER'S
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Golf ball and tee This year's tournament was held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in The Villages, FL. The Sheriff is grateful for all the support from donors, sponsors and players. To view his message please click here.



VILLAGES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
RELEASES GOLF CART SAFETY VIDEO

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



Recent Photo Galleries

 
October 2016 Citizen's Academy Graduation
October 26th, 2016
 18th Annual Sheriff Bill Farmers Charity Golf Tournament
June 4th, 2016


Recent Press Releases

February 27th, 2017 - Wildwood Murder Suspect Arrested

February 24th, 2017 - Sheriff's Office Acquires Child Safety Kits

February 17th, 2017 - Webster Homicide Suspect Arrest



Avoiding Elder Fraud



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.