DeSoto County Sheriff Department

At the Freed Promise Project, we are monitoring the DeSoto County Sherriff’s department for scandals, and corruption. We encourage reporting any information you may have on corruption or mistreatment of inmates by DeSoto County Sherriff’s Department to the proper authorities immediately. We understand reporting the DeSoto County may be a intimidating task, if you would like help please feel free to contact us at the Freed Promise Project @

We are seeing a never before situation with the COVID 19 Coronavirus outbreak in the way the DeSoto County is handling the treatment of DeSoto County inmates please let us know of any mistreatment by the DeSoto County jail to

Current DeSoto County Sheriff

Sheriff James F. Potter

Ft. Walton Beach Police Department Auxiliary, 1985; Florida Highway Patrol: Trooper,  1986-1990, Sergeant, 1990-2000, Lieutenant, 2000-2010, Captain, Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Intelligence, 2010-2014, retired as Major, 2014; elected Sheriff of DeSoto County, 2016. 

During the upcoming 2020 Elections, we are also monitoring DeSoto County candidates in the current DeSoto County Sherriff 2020 Election. We do this with an eye for fairness but with an understanding that no single person has more influence in the everyday life of De Soto County Sherriff Department and Local County Jail we are paying specific attention to this situation.