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 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.
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
The Villages Homeowners Association has released a very informative golf cart safety video. You can view the video at this link.
You can now search and view the currently booked inmate population at the Sumter County Detention Center by clicking on this link. This link is also available on the Detention Center page in our Divisions section.
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.
This year's tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in The Villages, FL.
Additional information will be posted here as the tournament date gets closer.
|Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer's 17th Annual Golf Charity for Youth|
June 6th, 2015
| ||Red, White and Blue Day|
August 7th, 2014
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!
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!
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.