About the Escambia Sheriff’s
The Escambia Sheriff’s Office and
its team of uniformed patrol and detention deputies provide law enforcement services to more than 300,000 Escambia County
residents. The Escambia Sheriff’s Office has more than 1100 sworn and civilian
To help officers keep abreast of
the ever-changing law enforcement technologies and techniques the Escambia Sheriff’s Office offers on-going training
opportunities. Initially, officers go through the Field Training Program which consists of a four-phase, 44-day curriculum
to train new deputies in the policies and procedures of the Escambia Sheriff’s Office. Continuing in-house training
programs are offered and designed to enhance officer’s skills and knowledge and to meet mandatory retaining requirements
of the State of Florida. The Escambia Sheriff’s Office also offers a tuition reimbursement program to assist employees
in furthering their career interests through area educational institutions. Additionally, a fully equipped health/fitness
facility is furnished to help officers reach and maintain their peak physical condition.
Situated in Northwest Florida on
the tip of the Florida Panhandle, Escambia County offers an enviable lifestyle. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico and its local
bays with blue-green waters bordered by sugar-white beaches offer many recreational opportunities. Freshwater is also abundant
with creeks and rivers winding through the area. Our mild climate makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors with an annual average
temperature of 72 degrees and sunshine on an average of 344 days per year.
Residents also enjoy many other benefits.
The county has an excellent public school system, a vocational school, community college, and a four-year state university.
Three major hospitals, with physicians representing every major specialty, provide quality healthcare services. Affordable
housing is widely available and the low cost of living enables residents to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Thanks to Florida’s
broad tourism base, there is no state income tax.
Escambia County is the western-most county
of Florida, bordered by Alabama to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Perdido River to the west and Escambia River
to the east. The county encompasses 662 square miles which includes two barrier islands. The county seat is the City of Pensacola.