Public Alerts

Public Alerts are issued by the Leon County Sheriff's Office to notify citizens of matters of public safety, critical warnings and other pertinent information.


The Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s top priority is the safety of our employees and the citizens of Leon County. We have developed a comprehensive plan to address the threat posed by COVID-19 and maintain continuity of operations. The following procedural changes are to effectively serve the citizens of Leon County during this unprecedented event.

The following changes will be effective WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020.

  • In-person visitation remains suspended at the Leon County Detention Facility. All outside contact for inmates is limited to telephone or postal mail. Attorneys are still requested to contact detention facility personnel to schedule any meetings at this time.
  • The kiosk located inside the Detention Facility lobby is no longer available to the public. Please utilize the online payment system or telephone payment system to add funds to an inmate's canteen account.
  • A selection of Leon County Sheriff’s Office employees will work remotely from home, carrying out their daily duties.
  • The Leon County Sheriff’s Office’s front lobby will be closing to public access to include NO walk-in reporting. The front lobby will only allow access to regularly scheduled sex offender and career criminal registrations at this time.
  • LCSO public fingerprinting services are suspended.
  • Citizens wishing to report any non-emergencies to the Sheriff’s Office are asked to call (850)606-3300.
  • The Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command and Communications Center will be undergoing on-site testing in the event it is utilized for a COVID-19 response.
  • For public records requests, we highly encourage the utilization of email (
  • Leon County Sheriff’s office Civil Lobby will be closed and no civil paperwork will be processed until further notice. Currently only Injunctions and Ex Parte Orders are being processed by the court. Any packets that were received are being returned to sender and fees will be waived for future packets for those whose payment has already been taken.
  • Records requests via Fax or telephone will be temporarily unavailable. Requests will need to be submitted either via email to:  or mailed thru USPS or other carrier to: Leon County Sheriff’s Office, ATTN: Records, P.O. Box 727, Tallahassee, FL 32302.    Please Note:  Some records may be temporarily unavailable due to precautionary measures.  If you have records requests involving these documents, our response may be significantly delayed.