WCSO Citizen Survey



A citizen survey is an important tool that law enforcement agencies can use to measure the satisfaction of citizens in the community they serve. Feedback is crucial so agencies can determine where improvements need to be made, evaluate the effectiveness of community policing activities and programs undertaken by agencies on behalf of their citizens. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office would like to hear from our citizens and visitors to tell us how we are doing. Please visit www.waltonso.org and click on the tab Citizen Survey.



Graduate of Ziglar, Inc.



Cynthia Kennedy of Santa Rosa Beach recently graduated from Ziglar, Inc., as part of the first class of 26 Ziglar Certified Legacy Trainers. These certified trainers have been personally impacted by Zig Ziglar and his teachings and seek to carry on his legacy by teaching and training his life-changing materials. 



To take advantage of the expertise of Kennedy to bring Ziglar-inspired material to your business or organization, contact her at 585-8033 or email cynthia@cynthiakennedyconsulting.com. Visit www.cynthiakennedyconsulting.com for more information.



Walton County TDC seeks applications to fill vacancies



The Walton County Tourist Development Council is currently seeking applications to fill vacancies for bed tax collectors and tourism related representatives. To apply, download the application from http://www.visitsouthwalton.org/tdc-members and return it to the TDC office, 25777 Us Hwy. 331 S, Santa Rosa Beach or email a digital copy to michele@visitsouthwalton.com by noon, Feb. 28.



Garden Club scholarship



The Green Thumb Garden Club offers a $ 1,000 scholarship to a Walton County secondary or post-secondary student. Qualified candidates must plan to major in agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, entomology, forestry, horticulture, landscape design/architecture, marine biology, wildflowers or allied subjects.



Applicant must be a resident of Walton County. Email mslaps@aol.com. Applications must be postmarked by April 25.



Agent recognized for volunteerism



Allstate agency owner Dave Morrow received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to Food for Thought Outreach where he volunteers.



“The Agency Hands in the Community Award celebrates the Allstate spirit of service and is a commitment to our communities as a natural extension of what we do every day – protecting people and making their lives more secure,” said Field Vice President Sara Crowley.  “With support from The Allstate Foundation, Dave Morrow and Food for Thought Outreach are making our hometowns a better place to live."



Award ceremony



Dennis Wise, president of the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, awarded Officer Shane Kriser and Officer Beau Baier of the Crestview Police Department the law enforcement order of the Purple Heart.



Both officers were shot in the line of duty while attempting to serve an eviction notice to a resident who chose to shoot both officers instead of accepting the notice. Both Kriser and Baier were shot in the leg, but both have returned to work.



The incident took place Jan. 2.