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Aug 24 2019


The Walton County Jail is an accredited 596-bed facility that is responsible for the housing, custody, and care of both men and women incarcerated in Walton

The Walton County Jail is a n accredited 596-bed facility that is responsible for the housing, custody, and care of both men and women incarcerated in Walton County. The facility has an average daily population of 500 inmates.

Detention Deputies are staffed 24/7 providing care, custody and control of the inmates at the Walton County Jail. Detention Deputies are sworn law enforcement officers, who maintain their state law enforcement certifications the same as patrol deputies.

While incarcerated, inmates are encouraged to participate in educational and vocational programs to enhance their lives and prevent recidivism.

Walton County Jail Inmate Programs

  • GED Program
  • Welding Program
  • Heavy Equipment Operation Program
  • Parenting Classes
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Certification
  • Farming Program

Mental Health services are available to each inmate in the form of both individual counseling and group therapy. Religious services are offered to inmates from a variety of religious organizations within the community. Qualified inmates may earn the status of inmate worker which allows them to obtain valuable skills while working inside and outside the jail under the direct supervision of trained staff. Some of those positions include food service, janitorial instruction, landscape, groundskeeping, and agriculture crop management.

The Walton County Jail consists of two bureaus, Jail Operations and Support Services. Jail Operations is responsible for the Security Section, Judicial Services, and the Corrections Special Operations Group. Support Services is responsible for Vocational and Educational Programs, Medical and Mental Health Services, Food Service and Religious Programs.

Walton County Jail Search

The Walton County Jail is under the command of Major Cory Godwin. The jail became accredited by the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission in February of 2010.

Get In Touch

Dial 911

(850) 892-8111

North Administration
752 Triple G Road ,
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433
(850) 892-8186

South Administration
133 Sheriff Drive,
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 267-2000

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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace. If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application and selection process, please notify Human Resources in advance. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

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