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Make today about giving thanks. Go out of your way to say thank you to people. It could be your parent, your spouse or a friend, whoever it is, thank them for something, even if it is just being in your life… Have a Thankful Thursday! Michele Bell, PIO

New Motor Unit

The OCSO traffic unit dates back to 1998, when OCSO was awarded a grant to start one. It originally consisted of two deputies, that grew to three, however in 2010, through promotions and loss of the grant the unit was reduced to one deputy. That one deputy is Deputy Adrian Rogers. Deputy Rogers spends anywhere from 8 to 10 hours at a time on his motor in all weather conditions, all year long. Recently, the Okeechobee City Police Department created a traffic unit, operated by Officer Ryan Holroyd. Officer Holroyd will be attending an intense and specialized two-week police motorcycle training course where safety and defense tactics are stressed. OCSO and OPD have recently purchased “Smart Mac

Happy Hump Day

Happy are those that take life day by day, complain very little and are thankful for the little things in life… Happy Hump Day! Michele Bell, PIO

Confucius say...

Confucius say “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”… Have a great Tuesday! Michele Bell, PIO

Monday smile

Good Monday morning, meet the first day of the week with a smile and it will respond to you the same in return… Have a great day! Michele Bell, PIO


There have been multiple postings on numerous social media sites regarding a school shooting occurring in Okeechobee County. Sheriff Noel E. Stephen stated, “Our office has spent the last several days dealing with an inappropriate racial comment made on social media that spilled into our high school. My deputies and school officials went to work to identify the source of the rumor. We were quickly redirected to deal with fights between students because the same inappropriate statement was being manifested by social media. Arrests have been made. We now have the same social media manifesting a “guns in school” and a “guns at fair’ statement. Both Chief Peterson and I have all our resources wo


It’s Thankful Thursday! What are you thankful for? Here’s a few things that I’m thankful for today and every day: family, health, faith, a home, freedom, friends… Michele Bell, PIO

2019 Dispatcher o the Year

Alachua County Communications Supervisor Selected as the Florida Sheriffs Association 2019 Dispatcher of the Year Tallahassee, Fla. (January 22, 2019) – The Florida Sheriffs Association is pleased to announce that Communications Supervisor Jefferson Andress of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the 2019 Dispatcher of the Year. Each year, the award is presented at the FSA Winter Conference to an officer who has demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty. The award is sponsored by Harris Corporation. Andress has exemplified leadership, diligence and heroic qualities in the workplace during his nine-year tenure with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. He was pro

2019 Corrections Officer of the Year

For Immediate Release: Walton County Detention Deputy Honored as the Florida Sheriffs Association 2019 Corrections Officer of the Year Tallahassee, Fla. (January 22, 2019)—The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) is pleased to announce that Walton County Detention Deputy Thomas Corbett has been selected as the 2019 Corrections Officer of the Year. Each year, the award is presented at the FSA Winter Conference to an officer who has demonstrated exceptional service in the line of duty. This award is sponsored by Star & Shield Insurance Services. Deputy Corbett is applauded for his unending service to the community and life-saving heroism in the line of duty. Due to his dedication to helping othe


Peace: It doesn’t mean to be in a place where there’s no noise, trouble or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart… I hope you have a Peaceful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


The OCSO Administration Office will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. If you have an emergency, please call 911. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Michele Bell, PIO


You gotta dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like nobody’s listening and live like it’s Heaven on earth… I hope YOU have a wonderful weekend! Michele Bell, PIO


It’s Thankful Thursday! May every sunrise bring you a renewed strength in your spirit and blessful vibe in your soul. And every sunset faith, hope and everlasting peace in your heart! Michele Bell, PIO

Thank You

Detective Sport Pickering and his wife Susie would like to thank the person(s) that were gracious enough to buy their lunch today at Pogey’s. The person did not want to be identified but remain anonymous. Sport and Susie are just sorry they couldn’t thank you in person for your generosity. Your act of kindness reminds the men and women in Law Enforcement that they are appreciated and it’s very uplifting to our Department. Thank you. Michele Bell, PIO


Don’t let the world change your smile, make your smile change the world… Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Michele Bell, PIO


ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY If you know the identity of the subject in this photo, contact Detective James Pickering at the Okeechobee City Police Department, (863)763-9785. If you’d like to remain anonymous, contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-8477. Michele Bell, PIO

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