42-Year Old Cold Case Murder Solved

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42-Year Old Cold Case Solved On April 7th, 1978, the body of 47-year-old Carolyn Cox…

Sheriff David Morgan – The Arrest of Nicole Walter

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Sheriff David Morgan warns Escambia County parents of potential victims of Nicole Walter. Nicole Walter…



Wanted Fugitives is an hour-long show hosted by Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers Coordinator Sergeant Melony Peterson and Chief Public Information Officer Amber Southard. Wanted Fugitives airs on Sunday nights at 9:00 PM on BlabTV. The show covers Crime Stoppers info and shows wanted fugitives in Escambia County.

Please note: that BLAB TV is now HD only, so you will need to tune in to Channel 1006 (Cox Cable Viewers) in order to view programming. If you are still unable to receive the channel then you should set your television to re-scan your channels.  ECSO News & Wanted Fugitives along with Wheel of Fugitives episodes and other media on our YouTube page.


The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office joins WRNE 980 & Choice 106.9 Radio – Hill In The Morning on Fridays at 8:00 A.M. Sheriff David Morgan and Chief Deputy Chip Simmons alternate discussing events and happenings at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Did you miss the show but have a question for the ECSO, email us.

Sheriff David Morgan hosts The Sheriff’s Report a weekly news talk radio show on WCOA 1370 AM on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:00 AM. Sheriff Morgan updates citizens on happenings in Escambia County. Did you miss the show but have a question for Sheriff Morgan, email us.

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan & Chief Deputy Chip Simmons alternate hosting NewsRadio1620s weekly show Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:00 AM.   The show updates citizens on events and happenings in Escambia County.  Listen online click the ‘listen live’ button in the top right corner of the webpage.  Did you miss the show but have a question for the ECSO, email us.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Amber Southard & Sergeant Melony Peterson join PEP Talk with Bridget Kaye on NewsRadio 1620 AM bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00 – 10:30 A.M. Also broadcast via Facebook LIVE. Guests from within the sheriff’s office are brought in to update citizens on events and happenings in Escambia County. Listeners may call in and ask questions at (850) 437-1620.  Did you miss the show but have a question for the ECSO, email us.

Chief Deputy Chip Simmons is on the Burnie Thompson Show on WPNN 103.7 Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Chief Simmons updates the citizens on events and happenings in Escambia County. 



The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office of Public Information is dedicated to providing timely information to the citizens of Escambia County by assisting the media. The Public Information staff is committed to being accessible and responsive to all requests submitted. Members of the office of Public Information are responsible for social media, coordinating news conferences, and serving as liaisons between sheriff’s office staff and members of the media.


Major Andrew Hobbs
Office: 850-436-9947
Cell: 850-554-1908

Amber Southard
Chief Public Information Officer
Office: 850-436-9277
Cell: 850-554-2369

Sergeant Melony Peterson
Office: 850-436-9632
Cell: 850-554-1365

Stacey Richter
Video Production Specialist
Office: 850-436-9204

Morgan T. Lewis
Social Media Production
Office: 850-436-9940
Cell: 850-554-1233


After normal business hours, please contact the On-Call Public Information Officer for situations of high importance that require immediate attention. For media inquiries during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, please contact Amber Southard at (850) 554-2369.

For information concerning vehicle crashes, contact Florida Highway Patrol at (850) 484-5000.

Please read our on-call policy:

Public Information Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Routine media or public inquiries and requests are handled during normal business hours. A Public Information Officer or representative will be made available on-call after hours, on weekends, and holidays for emergencies and significant breaking news. Significant breaking news does not include routine arrests, vehicle crashes*, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or status updates on non-breaking news. Written records, including incident reports and other department documents, are not available after hours.  All public record requests must be made during normal business hours.