Mission Statement

The mission of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department is to work in partnership with the Community to protect life and property, solve neighborhood problems, and enhance the quality of life in our county.

Commitment

As members of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Department we accept responsibility for contributing to the quality of life in our community. We believe the character of our Department is best reflected in the quality of service provided by each of our members. We will meet the challenge to provide quality through our shared values and commitment to:

  • Serve in an impartial, courteous, responsive, and effective manner.

  • Maintain an attitude which respects the dignity and rights of those we serve.

  • Facilitate open communications with the public.

  • Professionalism which is the result of a clear sense of perspective and direction, strengthened by teamwork and innovation.

  • Take responsibility for our actions and be willing to admit our mistakes.

  • Remain enthusiastic and put empathy first and foremost in public and employee relations.

  • Promote community involvement and cooperation.

  • Be ever mindful that we are members of the public we serve.

All that we do will reflect a "commitment" which ensures we merit the support and trust of our community.

Our Goals

  • Reduce crime, the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life of Okeechobee's residents.

  • Improve the trust and collaboration between community residents, businesses and police officers.

  • Augment education and training of crime prevention and youth intervention.

  • Remain on the cutting edge of best practices that promote safe, livable, and viable neighborhoods and business districts.

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504 NW 4th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Tel: 863-763-3117
Fax: 863-763-6366

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