Jail Information

Glades County Sheriff's Office

     As Sheriff of Glades County, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Glades County Sheriff’s Office website. The 170 employees at the Sheriff’s Office are here to serve and protect, as well as, to answer any questions you may have. Our boundaries cover over 750 square miles including the largest portion of Lake Okeechobee. Our employees work tirelessly to assist the public with their many problems and concerns.

     As in many other counties in Florida, budget constraints have caused our office to look to other funding sources outside of ad valorem taxes. We partner with ICE and the US Marshals to house over 450 federal detainees and prisoners for the Federal Government. This benefits the Glades County Sheriff’s Office as well as the residents of Glades County, by allowing us to hire competent, dedicated employees by providing competitive salaries, a new ” State of the Art” jail, and new modern equipment. Even though being one of the smallest Sheriff’s Offices in south Florida, we deliver the same quality of service many of the other larger agencies provide.

Please take the time to browse our website and offer any suggestions or questions you may have.

Thank you,
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon


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