The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving the peace, protecting residents and their property, enforcing all laws and detecting and preventing crime. With approximately 460 sworn positions, 477 civilian employees, 219 volunteers and an annual operating budget of $83 million, the men and women of the Sheriff's Office strive to maintain the highest professional standards while delivering a full range of community-based law enforcement and crime prevention programs to the citizens of Volusia County.
It all started in Bradenton in 1939, when the Florida Highway Patrol held its first patrol school. With the assistance of the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Florida Highway Patrol Academy graduated 32 recruits who were ready to take on the challenge of enforcing traffic laws and promoting traffic safety across the state
To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.
As Florida's largest state agency, and the third largest prison system in the country, FDC employs 24,000 members, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.