North-Multi District Office 8311 N Hwy 441
Ocala, FL 34479
Phone : (352) 438-5920
Fax: (352) 620-7829
Hello, my name is Lieutenant April Nichols. I am your District Commander for the Northwest District Office. I have been employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 1989 and have served in the following capacities: Patrol Field Supervisor, Youth Division Supervisor, Property Crimes Detective, Patrol Deputy, Warrants Deputy, Detention Deputy and Detention Assistant. I have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
The district encompasses 227.9 square miles, with an estimated population of 24,911. It is comprised of numerous communities to include: Kendrick, Martin, Zuber, Fairfield, Flemington, the Town of Reddick, the Town of McIntosh, Orange Lake, Shiloh and Blitchton. It is home to the Horses in the Sun (H.I.T.S) competition, which draws equestrians from all over the world every year.
There are currently 12 deputies assigned to the Northwest district, who serve the citizens of Northwest Marion County. There is also a volunteer group within the district (Citizens On Patrol-COPS). These volunteers assist law enforcement by being the extra eyes and ears in our community to help deter crime. If you are interested in joining our volunteer group, please stop by our office and fill out a volunteer application. We have a community meeting room that is available for non-profit groups to use, at no charge. Our office number is 352-438-5938 if you would like to reserve the room for use.
Our Northwest District office is located at 8311 North Highway 441 in Ocala, FL. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, or you just want to stop by to say hello, please feel free to do so!
Hello, my name is Lieutenant Billy Padgett. I am your District Commander for the Northeast District Office. I have been employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 1992 and have served in the following capacities: Patrol Deputy, Street Crimes Unit, Detention Supervisor, Transportation Supervisor, Warrants Supervisor, and Platoon Leader of our Field Force Unit and Assistant Commander of our Underwater Recovery Team. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
A large portion of the Northeast District is within the Ocala National Forest and we have many visitors throughout the year who are here to enjoy the recreational opportunities associated with the Forest. There are numerous areas to hunt, fish, hike and ride ATV’s. Because of the recreational opportunities provided by the Ocala National Forest, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has forged strong working relationships with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Forest Service. These relationships help to provide safety and enjoyment for our residents and visitors alike. Information about regulations pertaining to these and other activities in the Forest can be obtained from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at www.myfwc.com or the United States Forest Service at www.fs.fed.us.
There are currently 8 deputies assigned to the Northeast district, who serve the citizens of Northeast Marion County. The Northeast District also has two volunteer groups (Citizens On Patrol-COPS) that serve as extra eyes and ears in our community; The Orange Springs Crime Watch and the Northeast COPS groups. If you are interested in serving in either of our volunteer groups please contact the Northeast District office for details. We have a community meeting room that is available for non-profit groups to use, at no charge. Our office number is 352-402-6010 if you would like to reserve the room for use.
The Northeast District Office is located at 25056 E Hwy 316 in Salt Springs, just west of SR 19 on CR 316. Our office is open Monday thru Friday, 8AM-5PM, excluding holidays. Should you have an emergency or need to speak to a deputy during a time when our office is closed you can reach our communications center at 911 or 732-9111, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.