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I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the official website of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office. I sincerely hope you will easily find the information you seek as you explore the many services we provide to the public. One of my goals has been to be more informative to the public through modern technology. To achieve this, we are constantly working to make this website more user-friendly and enlightening. We look forward to utilizing this new and exciting tool to enhance our efforts. We hope the information provided here will interest and assist you. Another one of my goals is to be more visible and responsive to special needs in all areas. A high level of public satisfaction and input are our greatest assets when we look to expand and improve any area of the Sheriff’s Office.

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office has 83 dedicated and professional employees waiting to help you in any way. As you visit with us here and meet some of them, I am confident you will see what an excellent team we have to address all of your needs. Together, we will achieve the goal of being one of the country’s most modern and advanced rural county law enforcement agencies. I am deeply committed to providing this agency with the tools and resources to be effective and responsive so that we can say we delivered the best service possible to the people of Dixie County.

The Dixie County Sheriff’s Office is built on a foundation of trust and performance achieved through setting goals and the willingness to adapt. New ideas are not only welcome, but they are a necessity to guarantee our success in the future. I will always seek out and listen to suggestions for improvement and enhancement in the delivery of service to the citizens and visitors of Dixie County. Please feel free to contact us anytime with your ideas and suggestions about improving our service to the community. I look forward to the coming years as we work together to make every year better than the one before it, and I will need your continued help and input to make that a reality. Thank you for allowing us to serve you now and in the future.

On behalf of the men and women of the Dixie County Sheriff’s Office, I thank you for your continued support, and I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Sheriff Darby Butler



Sheriff Darby Butler (R)


Dixie County High School, 1991; Santa Fe College, 1993; Lake City Community College, 1995; Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, 2002; Special Operations Group School; Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers.


Florida Department of Corrections; Cross City Correctional Institution, 1994-1996; Taylor Correctional Institution, 1996-2001 (Sergeant); Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2001-2020.

Honors and Affiliations

2002 Top Gun Award, Law Enforcement Academy; 2014 Award of Life Saving, Florida Fish and Wildlife.