Hurricane Michael Information

The City of Fort Walton Beach would like to provide the following updates in relation to Hurricane Michael. Please continue to monitor the weather and news outlets for further updates. SOLID WASTE PICKUP: Normal solid waste and recycling service from the City of FWB will be provided on Monday, October 8, 2018 and Tuesday, October […]

Fort Walton Beach Police Department Chief of Police

The City of Fort Walton Beach would like to congratulate Acting Chief of Police Bill Royal on his retirement from the Fort Walton Beach Police Department after 21+ years of dedicated, loyal and exceptional service. Following a career in the United States Air Force, Chief Royal pursued a career in law enforcement with the City […]

FWBPD Promotes “RUOK?” Safety Program for Elderly and Homebound Residents

FWBPD Construction Junction Kids’ Day!

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department will host its most popular event of the year: Construction Junction Kids Day! This FREE event will take place at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds located on Lewis Turner Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m! Construction Junction provides kids with the educational opportunity to enjoy close-up interaction […]

FWBPD Presents H.O.P.E.: the Honorary Officer Police Experience

Honorary Officer Police Experience Philosophy In an effort to shed light on what is assuredly one of the most complex and essential jobs in the world, the Fort Walton Beach Police Department is proud to introduce the Honorary Police Officer Experience Initiative. This experience is designed to share the law enforcement story and connect the […]

FWBPD, Bridgeway Center Inc. Team up to Address Mental Health/Substance Abuse Crises

On February 27, 2018, the Fort Walton Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve a new partnership between the Fort Walton Beach Police Department and Bridgeway Center, Inc. to form an Emergency Mobile Access Team, or EMAT. Through grant funding and the EMAT partnership, Bridgeway employs three professional clinical staff members who will be on […]

Monday Morning Crash with Traffic Detours: Beal Parkway/Memorial Parkway

A single vehicle crash early this morning at the intersection of Beal Parkway and Memorial Parkway is expected to affect Monday morning commutes in the Fort Walton Beach area. The crash occurred at about 1:20 a.m., with a vehicle striking a power pole; traffic lights have been affected and a related gas line leak was […]

FWBPD Introduces “Safe Exchange Zone”

The Fort Walton Beach Police Department is proud to announce we now have a “Safe Exchange Zone”. There are two dedicated and posted parking spaces in front of the Police Department. These parking spaces are under 24-hour video surveillance. These spaces have been provided to offer a safe location for parties to complete an internet […]

Join the Citizen Police Academy Class of 2017!

Applications are now being accepted for our Citizen Police Academy Class of 2017! Learn how your local law enforcement really works and get to know your Fort Walton Beach Police Department! Information and applications may be found at http://fwb.org/police/

Please Welcome New Police Chief Ryan!

On Tuesday, July 5th, Police Chief Edward Ryan was sworn into his new position at the Fort Walton Beach Police Department! Please join us in welcoming Chief Ryan to the City of FWB! Original Story: City Manager Michael Beedie announces the selection of Edward J. Ryan from Norfolk, VA as Fort Walton Beach’s next Police […]