PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma Center and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Escambia County School District, will host a free public forum on “Protecting Our Children from Gangs” on Tuesday, March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital’s main campus.
The event, moderated by WEAR TV3’s Sue Straughn, will discuss the current state of gang activity in the Pensacola area and the impact that gang-related crime is having on our community and our children.
Speakers and topics to be discussed include:
• Gang Activity in Our Community – Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
• How to Spot Gang Activity – Sgt. Rick Vinson, Gang Unit, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
• Gang Activity & Our Schools – What’s Happening and How to Curb It – Steve Sharp, Director of Safety, Escambia County School District
• Gang Violence: Stories from a Trauma Surgeon – Dr. Karanbir Gill, trauma surgeon and medical director, Sacred Heart Trauma Center
After the talks, audience members will be able to ask questions to the presenters, and light refreshments will be served.
As space is limited, reservations are requested and can be made by calling the Sacred Heart Call Center at (850) 416-1600.
For more information, please contact Cat Outzen, marketing coordinator at Sacred Heart Health System at (850) 969-1372, or Sena Maddison, public affairs coordinator for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, at (850) 436-9277.