The Community Services Unit provides direct and optimal levels of services to the citizens of Wakulla County to ensure the safety of county residents and their communities. Community Affairs and Crime Prevention programs, working with neighborhood leaders, encourage citizens to become involved in crime prevention in their neighborhoods.
Numerous crime prevention programs are functioning within the Sheriff’s Office including:
- Child Identi-Kit - The Child Identi-Kit program is designed to photo identify the children of Wakulla County to serve as a clearinghouse of information on missing and exploited children. This provides technical assistance to citizens of Wakulla County, and helps ensure the safety and protection of our children. Anyone interested in the program may contact (850) 745-7100.
- Business Watch - to strengthen lines of communication between local businesses and law enforcement.
- Neighborhood Crime Watch - The Community Policing Division works with neighborhood leaders to establish Neighborhood Watches in various neighborhoods throughout the county. Lieutenant Bruce Ashley meets with citizens in neighborhoods to give them information to help neighborhoods protect themselves. Block Captains are assigned throughout the neighborhoods to establish a network with the citizens. We ask that you take this concept to the extreme by keeping your eyes and ears open for any suspicious activities in your neighborhood. We encourage you to report anything to your Sheriff's Office that doesn't seem right to you, and please always be prepared in the event of an emergency.
- Operation Life Saver - This program was implemented to help locate, identify, and return disoriented Alzheimer's Disease patients to their familiar home environments. Participants in this program are issued bracelets with an assigned number engraved that is identifiable by area law enforcement. There is no charge for this program. For more information concerning this program, please contact Captain Randall Taylor at (850) 745-7100.
- Kid’s Safety Day - Kid's Safety Day is an annual event, usually held in the Spring. Educational booths are set up by local, state, and federal agencies to help teach safety. Last year approximately 300 children were in attendance. The Florida Park Patrol along with a local law firm gave bicycle helmets to the children who attended.
- Kid's Fishing Tournament