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Sheriff Wiiliam P. Wise


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The Office of the Sheriff of Desoto County, Florida, has a duty to enforce both the Florida State Constitution and Florida State Statutes, and to provide for the security, safety and well being of its citizens. This is accomplished through the delivery of law enforcement services, the operation of the Desoto County Jail, and the provision of court security.


The Desoto County Sheriff's Office is organized into three bureaus Law Enforcement, Corrections and Administration.

Each Bureau is comprised of divisions, sections and specialized units with specific functions and responsibilities.


Administration Bureau

            The Sheriff

            Executive Officer-Major Chief Deputy


            Personnel/Human Resources



Law Enforcement Bureau

            Road Patrol Division

            School Resource Officers Unit

            Criminal Investigative Division

                        Persons Crimes Unit

                        Property Crimes Unit

            Specialized Operations Division

                        Narcotics Investigations Unit

                        Agriculture Unit

                        Dive Team

                        S.W.A.T. Team

            Civil Process Division

                        Records/Warrants Unit



Corrections Bureau

                      Administrative Services



                              Food Services


                              Programs Officer



                      Security Services



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Desoto County Sheriff's Office
William P. Wise Sheriff

208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
(863) 993-4700
 743-6777 South County Residents

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