Okeechobee, FL Police

Okeechobee, Florida – Jail and Mugshot Information

Okeechobee is a city located in the county of the same name, Okeechobee County, Florida. The city serves as the county seat and has an estimated population of 5,691 according to the 2016 census. The city has a Mayor–council form of government. The mayor is Dowling Watford. The City Manager is Marcos Montes De Oca.

City Hall
55 SE 3rd Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-763-3372

Okeechobee City Hall

Dowling Watford, Mayor
dwatford@cityofokeechobee.com

Marcos Montes De Oca, City Manager
863-763-9812
mmontesdeoca@cityofokeechobee.com

In 2016, the crime index for Okeechobee was 361.2 which was higher than the US average (280.5). During that year, there were no reported murders and arsons. However, there were 7 reported robberies, 1 reported rape, 13 reported assaults, 42 reported burglaries, 259 reported thefts, and 18 reported auto thefts. As of October 2018, there are 127 registered sex offenders residing in Okeechobee. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 45 to 1.

Okeechobee, Florida – Police Station Information

There were 340 reported incidents in Okeechobee in 2016. The total crime rate that year was 6,067 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was almost double the Florida average which was 3,117 crimes for every 100,000 people. It was also much higher than the US average which was at 2,837 crimes per 100,000 individuals. The crime that was most commonly reported that year was theft.

The City of Okeechobee Police Department can be found at 50 SE 2nd Avenue. Robert Peterson is the Chief of Police. The department currently employs one major, one uniformed road patrol lieutenant, four uniformed road patrol sergeants, eight road patrol officers, two part-time road patrol officers, one detective sergeant, three detectives, and one narcotics investigator. There are also five dispatchers and ten auxiliary police officers. There are several divisions within the department such as the Uniformed Road Patrol Section and the Criminal Investigations Section.

City of Okeechobee Police Department
50 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
863-763-5521

Okeechobee City Police Dept

The Okeechobee County Jail is the facility used by the Okeechobee Police Department. The facility has four housing units with a total bed capacity of 232. All inmates are allowed two 1-hour visits each week. All visitors must be on the inmate’s approved list. Visits must be scheduled in advance. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

ADULT MALES MONDAY – THURSDAY
11:30 am – 12:30 am
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

ADULT FEMALES THURSDAY 3:15 + 4:30
11:30 am – 12:30 am
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm FRIDAY
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

​JUVENILES SATURDAY
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

D-POD VISITATION SUNDAY
9:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
1:10 pm – 3:10 pm
3:20 pm – 5:20 pm

Okeechobee County Jail
504 NW 4th St,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-357-5343

Open Records Requests in Okeechobee, Florida

The City Clerk is the official custodian of public records for the City of Okeechobee. All requests to view or obtain copies of public records are processed by this office.

Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
863-763-3372 ext. 9814 (Tel)
863-763-1686 (Fax)
lgamiotea@cityofokeechobee.com

The Records Clerk of the Okeechobee Police Department is responsible for processing all public records requests made to the department. If you wish to obtain copies of a police report, you can submit your request to this office.

Jeanna Lanier Kovac, Records Clerk
863-763-5521 (Tel)
863-763-7804 (Fax)
jlanier@cityofokeechobee.com

Police Logs in Okeechobee, Florida

You can view the crimes reported in Okeechobee County in the last few years online. The most common type of crime reported in 2016 and 2017 is larceny.

Okeechobee County Crime Reports

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