Coffee With a Cop February 18th

On February 2nd, 2016, posted in: News by

2/18 at Greater First Baptist Church of Cantonment 5:30PM

It’s a simple concept: deputies and community members come together in an informal, neutral space like your restaurant to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. In over 80 cities in 24 states, Coffee with a Cop has done wonders for community trust and partnership building. One of the keys to Coffee with a Cop’s success is that it removes the physical barriers that routinely exist between deputies and community members, allowing for the relaxed, one-on-one interactions which are the necessary foundation of partnerships. Informal contact in a friendly atmosphere increases trust between the sheriff’s office and the members of our community which is critical to public safety and problem solving.

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Congratulations to a Rising Star

On February 2nd, 2016, posted in: News by

Amber
Congratulations to one of our own, Deputy Amber Bernard, for making this year’s Independent News, Rising Star list! We’re so very thankful for your service to the ECSO!

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The passing of Reserve Deputy John Stanton

On February 2nd, 2016, posted in: News by

John Stanton
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Reserve Deputy John Stanton. Stanton was a Lt. in the Reserves and had been with the sheriff’s office since 1982. Stanton received a Purple Heart in the late 80’s after he was shot in the thumb on Pensacola Beach by a DUI suspect. Most recently, he worked in in our traffic unit. Stanton is one of the last Auxillary Officers at the ECSO.

“Deputy Stanton’s dedication to our community was second to none. His presence will long be remembered.” – Sheriff David Morgan

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Guns and Hoses March 12th

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Mark your calendars! The Pensacola Police Department and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting this year’s GUNS vs HOSES softball game on Saturday, March 12th. Come out and show your support ! The event is free and open to the public. There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment at the stadium, in addition to the softball games, including a touch-a-truck and food trucks outside the stadium and bounce houses inside the stadium. The ECSO’s mounted unit will also be there. The event will benefit the non-profit charity, Keeping Abreast Foundation. The Keeping Abreast Foundation organization helps women who are underinsured or do not have insurance to receive screening mammograms, or medically indicated follow-up diagnostic mammograms or ultrasounds. We are currently seeking sponsors for this year’s game. If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor, please contact Officer Randy Rickard at the Pensacola Police Department at rrickard@cityofpensacola.

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Vehicle Burglary Ring

On February 2nd, 2016, posted in: News by

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with numerous vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts.

Detravious Ontario Morrell (DOB: 7-6-98), Kelvin Dwayne Craft (DOB: 12-8-98), Maurice Jones Jr. (DOB: 09-13-98), Deonterrious Palmore(DOB: 11-13-98), and Noah Simms(DOB: 04-20-97) were all charged with Burglary of a Vehicle, Criminal Mischief, Grand Theft, and Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Petty Theft, and Fraud.

The arrests resulted in 60 warrants between the five suspects. The majority of the vehicle burglaries and thefts took place in early December. All of these vehicle burglaries were the result of vehicles being left unlocked. All of the stolen vehicles were taken with the owner’s keys, which were left inside the unlocked vehicles or inside another unlocked car parked in the same driveway.

The group of vehicle burglars committed these crimes in five different subdivision located in different areas of the county from Perdido Key to Beulah. Out of these five arrest we expect more arrest to be made.

Our deputies are working hard on these cases, but we again urge the public to help by locking their car doors!

In September, we launched our “Lock It” campaign and have had good feedback from the community. Policing is a community effort, so we would like to thank the citizens.

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