Florida has a very broad public records law per Chapter 119, F.S. Most written communications to or from Sheriff's Office officials regarding state or local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Any email communications or comments submitted to us may therefore be subject to public disclosure.
We collect and store statistical information that tracks the usage of our web site. This includes, but is not limited to, the number of visitors to the site, the specific areas they visit, the name and domain of the host from which a user accesses the Internet, the IP address of a user's computer, and the user's browser and operating system. This information does NOT personally identify a user.
By sending us an e-mail message, you may be sending us personal information (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, etc.). This information may be disclosed to others in accordance with the public records law and other legal requirements. We may store this information in order to respond to the request or otherwise resolve the subject matter of your e-mail. If you choose not to provide us with your name or other information, it may be impossible for us to respond to or investigate the issue about which you contacted us.
This does not apply to the Anonymous Tip line! No information other than what is entered does get send to us.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address release in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
E-mail is not necessarily secure against interception and may be subject to public information disclosure requirements.
Forms and other Online Submissions
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office may from time to time, collect information through questionnaires, feedback forms or other means that enable us to determine a user's interests and needs, help us improve our web site, or for other purposes.
We may share personally identifying information with Sumter County Sheriff's Office departments and personnel, other law enforcement or government agencies, other third parties in the course of carrying out our normal business operations and in accordance with Florida law. We may disclose information about inmates, wanted suspects, missing persons, etc. as required in the normal course of our duties. We do not rent or sell personal information about users.
Links to Other/Third-Party Websites
Accessing Public Information
You have certain rights regarding accessing the public information we collect on this web site. Contact the Sumter County Sheriff's Office through the email address or telephone number noted on our web site for more information.
Disclaimer of Liability
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is neither responsible nor liable for any viruses or other contamination of your system nor for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions arising out of your use of the agency website or with respect to the material contained on the website, including without limitation, any material posted on the website. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content on this website. Any errors or omissions should be reported to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.
THIS WEBSITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT MAY ARISE FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE AND/OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEB SITE WHETHER THE MATERIAL IS PROVIDED BY THE SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR A THIRD PARTY.