Highlands County Sheriff's Office

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Our Vision is a safer Highlands County where citizens and law enforcement are joined together; the rights of all persons are respected; and community values are reflected.

Our Mission is to protect life, property and individual rights while maintaining peace and order. 

Our Promise is to deliver ethical and effective services to all of Highlands County in a professional and responsive manner that demonstrates our commitment to honoring the public trust.

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I want to thank the citizens of Highlands County for giving me the opportunity to be your sheriff. I am honored and humbled by your support. 

The goal of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office is to serve with fairness and respect while keeping all residents and visitors of Highlands County safe. We take a proactive approach to law enforcement, adjusting our priorities as needed to meet new challenges. As always, one of our top goals is to eradicate the sale of illegal drugs in our community, since the use and sale of these poisons are at the root of many of our other crimes. 

In addition to this page, we also offer a free smartphone app available for both iPhone and Android devices. I encourage you to download the app, as it offers us the ability to send you push alerts about important information and also provides a way for you to submit tips (anonymously if you like). 

I hope this page answers any questions you may have about our agency. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us. 

Thank you.

-Sheriff Paul Blackman

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