The Public Information Office is the section of the Sheriff’s Office responsible for communicating information to the public, particularly during incidents. The PIO disseminates information of general and newsworthy interest to the general public, public officials and news media. It is the responsibility of the PIO to stay abreast of all notable events and criminal cases. The PIO is responsible for media releases and to insure that media requests are reviewed and handled appropriately. The Public Information Office is the lead spokesperson and main media contact for information on Sheriff’s Office activities.

Road Patrol Commanders and the Communications Unit are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to forward media inquiries concerning the Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement activities to the PIO.

The Public Information Officer may set up interviews with other members of the Sheriff’s Office staff upon request, dependent on availability. The PIO can be reached at 850-745-7112.

The Public Information Unit believes in building cooperative partnerships with the public and news media.

Chris Savary


The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office policy is to cooperate fully and impartially with the public and representatives of the news media in gathering and disseminating factual information where the activities do not subvert the ends of justice, infringe upon rights of privacy, or upon individual rights to a fair and impartial trial.