The men and women of the Walton County Sheriff's Office strive to keep a constant watch on criminal trends in order to better inform our residents and guests of proactive actions that can be taken to deter crime around them. The Sheriff's responsibility for ensuring the publicís safety requires constant action, modernization, rock solid core values, cutting edge technology, and optimistic political partnerships at the federal, state, and especially the local levels. Sheriff's required to dare to be different, have no fear of criticism, extend full respect and cooperation to the media, and continually develop and implement big ideas. Since Walton County is one of Florida's fastest growing counties, this can be a challenge as the demographics and landscape are ever changing and the communities are growing and growing. But we are poised to meet that challenge as our deputies are equipped with some of the best law enforcement equipment and training in the state.