It’s the time of the year when the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) is prepping for Spring Break. After last year’s record numbers of visitors to the Emerald Coast, deputies are gearing up for another busy time.
According to Lt. Robert Gray, the WCSO will be setting up the mobile command center close to the beach this year, as well as saturating the area with patrol deputies. “The week of March 11th will probably be the week of our largest turnout. We will have more schools here in that week than during any other time while Spring Break is taking place,” Lt. Gray said. “The overall message we want to send is that we want people to enjoy their time here on Spring Break but we also want them to be safe.”
In coordination with these efforts, the WCSO, as well as the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Bay County’s Sheriff’s Office are banning together to ensure safety to all those in our area. The three law enforcement agencies are holding a joint press conference on March 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office in Shalimar to discuss their operational initiatives.