Welcome to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office web site. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency made up of five divisions: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Detention, Probation, and K-9. We also house and operate the county’s E-911 Emergency Dispatch Center.

The Sheriff’s Office serves a community of 9, 365 citizens. We have 32 dedicated employees that are committed to providing the highest level of services possible to the citizens of Seminole County.

I take great pride in serving as the Sheriff of Seminole County. The success of this agency depends on the support of the community we serve.

Sheriff Heath Elliott


              Bella and Deputy King

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bella has received donation of body armor

 Seminole County Sheriff’s Office K9 Bella has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Bella’s vest was embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified.  Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,183 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.

The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies.  K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate.  There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest.  Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty.  For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.


March 18, 2020

Seminole County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety and well being of its employees, the inmates housed here, and the community.

Inmate visitation has been suspended until further notice.  To keep from coming to the Sheriff’s Office, you may deposit money into an inmate’s account online at:  http://www.commissarydeposit.com.  If you have any questions regarding an inmate, please call 229-524-8396.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this trying time.  Please do what you can to stay safe.

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Seminole County is partnering with Code Red for public notification during severe storms and other emergencies. Follow this link to register. If you have any problems or questions, please contact our office at 229-524-5115.

Open Records Request

Open Records Requests are processed in this office Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays) 9am – 5pm. You may submit your request in person at our office, by mailing a request to our office or by faxing a request to 229-524-8528 or 229-524-8906. You may also send a request via email to
pwhaley@seminoleso.org. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Whaley or Tanna Harrison at 229-524-5115.


In order to provide the best level of service to this community, our office would like to know if you have any problems when interacting with our staff.  If you wish to file a complaint on any employee with Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, please complete the attached form.  The form must be returned to our office either in person or by mail.  All complaints will be investigated.

Complaint Form


Have you been a victim, or do you know someone who is a victim of Domestic Violence.  Click here for a list of  resources.  https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/domestic-violence/.

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