OCKLAWAHA DISTRICT OFFICE
Ocklawaha District Office 13985 SE Hwy 25
Ocklawaha, FL 32179
Phone: (352) 402-6020
Fax: (352) 288-3438
Hello, my name is Lieutenant Fred Chisholm. I am your District Commander for the Ocklawaha District Office. I have been employed with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office since 1995 and have served in the capacity of the following specialized units: Bike Patrol, Bike Patrol Commander, SWAT member, SWAT Commander, and District Commander.
When I am not working at the Sheriff’s Office, I serve in the United States Army Reserves as the Company First Sergeant for the 810th Military Police Company located in Tampa, Florida. I’ve been enlisted in the military since 1985 to present. I’ve served in the first Gulf War, Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and recently Afghanistan.
I obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Electronics, a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
The Ocklawaha District is staffed with 10 deputies that enforce the laws of Marion County and patrol your neighborhoods to ensure your safety. During the hours of 8-5, Monday through Friday, the office is normally staffed with a secretary that can assist you with copies of reports, fingerprinting requests, at a nominal fee. There are times that the office is not staffed with a secretary due to covering other districts within the county. The Ocklawaha COPS group, East River COPS group and Lake Watch are comprised of community volunteers who provide at a minimum, 4 volunteer hours per month to assist the Sheriff’s Office in various capacities. They operate under the command of the Ocklawaha District Office located at 13985 East County Road 25.
The Ocklawaha District covers a large area to include residents residing in Summerfield, Belleview, Ocklawaha, East Lake Weir, Umatilla, Big Scrub and Altoona. In addition, the district covers the many lakes and wilderness trails citizens enjoy for recreational purposes.
The main focus of the Ocklawaha District deputies and staff is to ensure your safety, protection and quality of life. If there are any concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office.