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Bridging the Gap returns

Bridging the Gap returns

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office hosts “Bridging the Gap,” a Crime Prevention Conference July 27, 28 and 29, 2015. The three-evening conference, at the Brownsville Community Center, 3100 W. Desoto Street in Pensacola, is an effort to encourage communication and action within the [...]

FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

FDLE report: State has lowest crime rate in 44 years

Florida Department of Law Enforcement released its 2014 Annual Crime in Florida report today. The report shows Florida’s crime rate dropped 4.9 percent compared to 2013. The total number of crimes fell 3.6 percent from last year which translates into 25,476 fewer crimes than in 2013. Overall [...]

PS Podcast: Sgt. Andy Hobbs on disaster training

PS Podcast:  Sgt. Andy Hobbs on disaster training

Sgt. Andy Hobbs, who heads Homeland Security for the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, discusses how local agencies dealt with last year's ice storm, floods and jail explosion. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the [...]

PPD reissues its crime statistics….friendly competition?

PPD reissues its crime statistics….friendly competition?

The Pensacola Police Department reissued its 2014 crime stats. How do they compare with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office? Overall Reduction in Crime PPD 8.0 percent ECSO 9.6 percent Violent Crimes Decrease PPD 5.1 percent ECSO 1.2 percent Burglary Decrease PPD 3.2 [...]

In Hot Pursuit 5K set for Nov. 15

In Hot Pursuit 5K set for Nov. 15

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office’s 7th Annual ‘In Hot Pursuit’ 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 15 on Pensacola Beach. Over the past seven years the run has become famous for its fun beach course and the best door prizes around. Most importantly, all proceeds from the race will go to [...]

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Sheriff Morgan on trainee caught with pants down: ‘Good Riddance’

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan took swift action in the terminating a trainee who admitted to having sex while on duty. The woman has accused Deputy Sheriff Trainee Chris Majors of committing a non-consensual, sex act against her while on a call for service. That charge is being [...]

ECSO shut off the gas to CBD after 2012 flood

ECSO shut off the gas to CBD after 2012 flood

In the days after the county's Central Booking and Detention exploded, county officials were telling commissioners, away from the public, that the gas explosion would have occurred whether the county or Sheriff David Morgan controlled the facility. Two years ago, the first floor of the CBD [...]

Over $120,000 Recovered in Narcotics Arrest (video)

Shortly before 6:00 this morning, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive. When Antonio Blackwell was located and detained in the residence, there was a white powdery substance on his arms and legs. The [...]

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

The ethics side of FDLE rogue chemist case

On Thursday, I interviewed Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan on IN Your Head Radio. We talked about the ethical challenges of the FDLE investigation its chemist Joseph Graves after it was found that prescription drugs handled by the Pensacola Crime Lab had been substituted with over-the-counter [...]

Escambia County crime rate down in 2013

Escambia County crime rate down in 2013

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office annual crime report, which has been submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, shows an overall 3.3 percent reduction in total index crimes and a 9.3 percent reduction in violent crimes compared with 2012. There was also reduction in Domestic [...]

FDLE chemist at Pensacola lab being investigated

FDLE chemist at Pensacola lab being investigated

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced at a press conference today that his agency is investigating a major case of evidence tampering by an agency chemist. Last week, in conjunction with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and State Attorney William [...]

African-American Leaders Decry Shooting, ECSO Response

African-American Leaders Decry Shooting, ECSO Response

A few blocks away from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, a collective of African-American community organizations and leaders gathered today at Englewood Baptist Church to express concerns in the wake of last week’s shooting, in which officers rained a shower of gunfire upon 60-year-old Roy [...]

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

IFS Battle Brewing? Jail employees say they were threatened by county official

As part of the ongoing jail-transfer process, Escambia County Human Resources Director Tom Turner met with a group of jail employees yesterday. The parties differ on the main take-away from the closed-door meeting. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, which currently operates the [...]

Questions Emerge in Trailer Park Altercation

A man involved in a Saturday incident at a Creighton Road trailer park says the scene did not unfold the way it is described in an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office report. “I definitely got beat up,” Devon Walker said this morning. “The police beat me up.” In the ECSO report, Devon [...]

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