Senior Deputy Ronnie Gill, school resource officer at Ernest Ward Middle School, has been name the top SRO in Florida, and the Escambia County’s SRO Unit has been named the best in the state.
Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers Monday named the Gill the 2016 School Resource Officer of the Year. Gill is a 14-year veteran of the office.
“Deputy Gill goes above and beyond to not only ensure the safety of students at the school he serves, but to also provide guidance to the youth in his community,” said Bondi. “Resource officers play a vital role in the lives of students on a daily basis, and I am honored to name Deputy Gill the 2016 School Resource Officer of the Year.”
Attorney General Bondi and FASRO present the School Resource Officer of the Year award annually to a Florida officer who demonstrates dedication and tireless work ethic to enhance the lives of the students they serve.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SRO unit was honored as the “Unit of the Year” by Bondi and the FASRO.
The awards were presented Monday at a Sheriff’s Youth Camp in Naples, FL.
In 1985, the Attorney General’s Office developed the first 40-hour Basic Training Course adopted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to train school resource officers with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to implement crime prevention programming in a school setting. Together, the Attorney General’s Office, the Florida Association of School Resource Officers, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Education jointly provided a number of trainings throughout the years to develop effective prevention programs and strategies for students and campuses. Each year, applications for the School Resource Officer of the Year are submitted to the Attorney General’s Office for review.
The ECSO is pleased to offer a 11 weeks free seminar to adults who are interested in the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office. The Academy is presented twice a year with new classes starting on the first Thursdays in March and August. Classes meet on Thursdays from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at the administration building located at 1700 West Leonard Street.
Included is a variety of information and our instructors are all current professionals in their field of expertise. The schedule includes Patrol, Crime Scene, Major Crimes, Sexual Predators, a K-9 demonstration, the Judicial Process, DUI, Missing Children, SWAT, Narcotics, Gangs, Dispatch, History of the ECSO and more.
The 11th week is graduation and a certificate is presented by Sheriff David Morgan. Free meals are served before each of the 10 weeks of instruction. Cake is served at graduation. Dress is casual. Students are encouraged to ask questions as well as evaluate the classes so that we may continue to improve the CLEA. The next CLEA class starts on August 4th. Sign up today at the link below.read more
Thank you for all your inquiries! All Camp Friendship 2016 slots have been filled. Check back next year!
SHERIFF’S LIVESTOCK SALE
DAVID MORGAN, SHERIFF of Escambia County, Florida, will at 10:00 A.M. on the 9th day of JUNE, 2016, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand the following described livestock:
TAN HORSE WITH WHITE STRIPE ON SNOUT
Sale will be held at ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SUBSTATION, 5844 North Highway 29, Molino, Florida, 32577, CALL 850-436-9477.