Airport Police Department
Mission: The mission of the Okaloosa County Airports Police is to provide a safe and secure environment for its citizens and visitors by providing premier law enforcement services.
Vision: Be the best we can be, in all that we do by doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reasons.
Core Values: Our core values are non-negotiable.
- Treat people with dignity and respect
- Service before self
- Reverence for the law
- Commitment to professionalism
- Integrity in all we say and do
For more information about the Okaloosa County Airports Police services please call (850) 651-7166.
The Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport provides commercial air passenger service for a vast area of Northwest Florida. Thousands of commuters fly in and out of the Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport each year. In fact, in 2011 there were over 900,000 people who traveled through the Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport.
For those who visit the area, the airport may be their first impression of Okaloosa County and we want to ensure it is a positive one. With a pleasant climate and beautiful surroundings, it is easy to see why both business and recreational travelers visit Okaloosa County. The Airport Police wants to make sure locals and visitors alike feel safe in our county from the moment they step off an airplane.
In early 2012, the establishment of the Okaloosa County Airports Police Office was approved by the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners to provide law enforcement at the Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport.
A Police Chief, two Sergeants, seven Officers and six civilian personnel work full-time to provide law enforcement and security services 24 hours a day at the airport. They provide a number of essential services to the patrons of the airport. Each officer is trained in Federal Aviation Administration regulations and security. Aside from their regular law enforcement duties, the officers are also a great source of information for visitors.
A new area can be a confusing place and the officers will often assist people by directing them to the right location to board their plane or give them directions to a resort or hotel. When you see an airport police officer go up and say "hello". They will be glad to assist you in any way possible.
Lost & Found
Lost items are retained at the Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport for a period of one month. After one month, contact 651-7422 for lost and found items.