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Northeast District Office                   25056 East County Road 316
Ft. Mccoy, FL 32134                
Phone: (352) 402-6010           
Fax: (352) 685-0514

Lieutenant Billy Padgett   Northeast District Commander

Lieutenant Billy Padgett
Northeast District Commander

The Northeast District covers approximately 333 square miles and while this is approximately 20% of Marion County, there are just over 9,200 full time residents. The district includes the communities of Burbank, Gooski Prairie, Orange Springs, Fort McCoy, Eureka, Hog Valley, Cedar Landing, Lake Delancy, Buckskin, Salt Springs, Ponderosa, Sportsman’s Haven and Yellow Bluff.

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 or the United States Forest Service at

The Northeast District has two volunteer groups that serve as extra eyes and ears in our community. The Orange Springs Crime Watch and the Northeast COPS groups serve as a volunteer patrol in the district. If you are interested in serving in either of our volunteer groups please contact the Northeast District office for details.

The Northeast District Office is located at 25056 NE 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.