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Southwest District Office                   9048 SW State Rd. 200                     Ocala, FL 34481             
Phone: (352) 402-6060   
Fax: (352) 854-1377

Lt. Charles Welch   South-Marion District Commander

Lt. Charles Welch
South-Marion District Commander

 Hello! I’m Lieutenant C.T. Welch and I’m the District Commander for the Southwest District for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. I have been serving with the Sheriff’s Office since 1993. During this time, I have worked as a Patrol Deputy, Field Training Officer, D.A.R.E. Officer, Community Policing Officer, Property Crimes Investigator, Crisis Negotiator Team Leader, Field Force Team Leader, Juvenile Unit Supervisor, Patrol Supervisor, and District Commander.

 The Southwest District has numerous residential areas within it such as, On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Marion Landing and the Pine Run, to name a few. There are also numerous commercial businesses that take advantage of the State Road 200 and the Highway 40 corridors. The latest population figures indicate that this area has approximately 40, 500 residents living within this district’s boundaries, which totals 77.7 square miles. Currently there are 14 deputies, and a secretary assigned to the Southwest District. My office is located at the Brian Litz SR 200 building, which is located at 9048 SW Highway 200. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5. We have a community meeting room that is available for non-profit groups to use, at no charge. Our office number is 352-402-6060. We have Citizens on Patrol (COPS) volunteer group that patrols the many neighborhoods and businesses in the Southwest District. If you would like to join and volunteer your time, please stop by the office and pick up a Volunteer Application.