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 (3) bureaus; Law Enforcement, Corrections and Administration.

Each Bureau is comprised of divisions and specialized units. Each of these having specific functions and responsibilities.