Community Services Unit

The Community Services Unit

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Commander Dale Tharp

The mission of the Community Services Unit is to establish and maintain a relationship between law enforcement and the citizens of Escambia County with the common goal of combating crime in the community.  The community policing concepts promote the use of innovative crime prevention measures to empower citizens and law enforcement to coordinate their efforts to reduce crime and to advance the quality of life in the community.

The Community Services Unit is responsible for coordinating:

  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Citizen Volunteer Program
  • Community Relations
  • Problem Oriented Policing
  • The Explorer Program
  • SWAT
  • School Resource Officers
  • The ECSO Vehicles Fleet
  • Neighborhood Watch Academy
  • Citizens Law Enforcement Academy
  • Camp Friendship
  • National Night Out
  • Church Safety and Security Seminars
  • Violence in the Workplace Seminars
  • Business Watch
  • Fleet Services
  • Domestic Security
  • Operation Clean Sweep


For more information, contact Commander Dale Tharp (850) 436-9939