Safe ID Program

Sheriff Farmer's Safe ID Program

Sheriff Bill Farmer would like to introduce a new program being offered by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office called, "Sheriff Farmer's Safe-ID Card".  This program has been implemented to assist individuals with a disability living in our community to safely communicate their needs to law enforcement.  The purpose of the Safe-ID card is to empower individuals with the ability to communicate their disability to law enforcement in a safe and effective way.  The Safe-ID card provides important information, such as name, date of birth, and address.  It also provides contact information for an emergency contact to be used in case of an emergency.  On the back of the card, individuals will be able to identify tips on how the cardholder prefers to communicate and anything that may help keep the individual to remain calm during their interaction with law enforcement.

 Please take the following into consideration:

  • This card is not a form of government identification and should never be used in place of a driver's license or other government-issued identification.
  • The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is committed to your privacy and will not disclose your personal or medical information.
  • These cards are not to be used as proof of disability, proof of diagnosis, or as legal documentation of medical history.

 How to use your Safe-ID Card:

  • You may tell the deputy that you have a Safe-ID card and ask if you can show it.
  • You may hand the deputy your Safe-ID card with your driver's license or other government-issued identification.
 To obtain a Safe-ID card, Please complete the enclosed application and drop off or mail to the Sheriff's Office.  If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Sharon Doncourt at (352) 569-1677.