Category Archives: Public Notices

Fundraiser for “Anti-Bullying” T-Shirts

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A company called Promotional Specialties International, Inc. is currently contacting Crestview businesses requesting donations for a fundraiser which will provide “Anti-Bullying” t-shirts to the Crestview Police Department for distribution to students in our schools. This is a legitimate organization; however, we encourage business owners to ensure this is the organization you are actually speaking with before providing any information. Promotional Specialties International, Inc. may be contacted at (88) 422-6820 or online at

If you have any questions, please contact Officer Hulion with our Community Services Unit at (850) 305-2905 or via

CPD Participtes in Click It or Ticket Campaign


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Motorists who choose not to buckle up can expect to see flashing blue lights in their rearview mirror over the next couple weeks. The Crestview Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies across the state, will be actively stepping up seat belt enforcement efforts during the Click It or Ticket campaign, which began on March 1st and continues through March 14th.

During this campaign, public awareness efforts are increased and the public can expect to see Crestview Police Officers increasing traffic enforcement activities while paying special attention to seat belt violations, both day and night.

“We want to stress that regularly buckling up works, and we know of too many cases that all too often end in tragedy.” said Sgt. Brian Muhlbach.

Sgt. Muhlbach further debunked a common misconception that those who choose not to buckle up are only placing themselves at risk. “When involved in a crash, seat belts help restrain the driver in the driver’s seat. Often times, an unbuckled driver is thrown around the vehicle, meaning they cannot maintain control of their vehicle. This places other motorists in danger.”

A seat belt violation in Crestview will cost a driver $108.00 according to the Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts.


Scam Alert


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The Crestview Police Department has received information that a person posing as a Police Officer or Sheriff Deputy has been calling citizens demanding payment of penalties or violations.

It should be noted, that Law Enforcement will NEVER collect penalties, as this is handled through the clerk of courts. Additionally, Law Enforcement Officers will never ask you to provide credit card information, Western Union Money, Bank Transfer Money, or provide Money Orders.

Again, Law Enforcement Officers do not collect fines, penalties or money for any violations or infractions, this is all handled through the clerk of courts, and must be done in person unless arranged otherwise by the violator. Don’t fall victim to telephone scammers!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local law enforcement or the Crestview Police Department at: 850-682-2055.

Counterfeit Bills

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The Crestview Police Department has received multiple complaints in recent days in reference to individuals passing counterfeit bills at businesses throughout the Crestview area. Unfortunately, the number of complaints continues to rise.

The Crestview Police Department is asking businesses and citizens to carefully evaluate the money they receive during transactions, and to report any money that looks or feels suspicious to Law Enforcement immediately.

It is illegal to manufacture, possess, pass/tender or present counterfeit bills. We are asking anyone who may receive counterfeit bills, or knows or has information about who is distributing the counterfeit bills, to contact the Crestview Police Department at: (850) 682-2055.

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State of Emergency & Shelter – Flooding/Storm Damage

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The Mayor of the City of Crestview has issued a State of Emergency in the Crestview area due to the continued flooding, and storm damage as a result of the current storms.

Citizens that have been evacuated from their residences or those that have been flooded and are in need of shelter, may report to the City of Crestview Community Center located on Commerce Drive. The City of Crestview is currently establishing a shelter at that location.

There are multiple roadways that are completely impassable due to flooding, or roadway damage. Drivers are encouraged to keep off of flooded or water covered roadways, as there are several vehicles that are currently under water, and roadways may be washed out under the water.
All drivers must obey roadblocks and barricades, as roadways that have these placed on them are considered unsafe. There is a high risk of injury or death for those that breach barricades in an attempt circumvent the detours.

If citizens have an emergency, or are trapped in vehicles, we are asking them to dial 911 immediately. If you have question, information or concerns, please contact the Crestview Police Department dispatch center at 850-682-2055.