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On October 11, 1979, the body of 21 year old David Richard Edwards was discovered just off of W CR-48 approximately three miles west of Interstate 75 in Bushnell, Florida. David Edwards was determined to be the victim of homicide resulting from multiple gu...

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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



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

 
18th Annual Sheriff Bill Farmers Charity Golf Tournament
June 4th, 2016
 Derby Day 2016
May 7th, 2016


Recent Press Releases

June 28th, 2016 - Suspects Charged in Wildwood Hotel Robbery

June 21st, 2016 - Village Resident Charged with Shooting into Neighbors Home

June 20th, 2016 - Florida National Cemetery Employee Facing Theft Charges



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!



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.