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.
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office honored its fallen in a memorial ceremony Thursday morning.
Dozens of deputies, family members, public officials and caring citizens crowded into the Sheriff’s Office to remember 15 men who gave their lives in service of their community.
Sheriff David Morgan told attendees that although it had been decades since some of the deputies ended their watch, none of them had been forgotten.
“Today, we have the privilege to honor each and every one of them,” Morgan said.
In a video tribute, loved ones of fallen deputies spoke about what is was like to lose their fathers, sons, husbands and brothers. They recounted memories of their kindness and courage. They talked about how much it meant that at least once a year, the community mourned with them.
Onlookers wiped their eyes and held their remaining loved ones a bit closer.
Outside, there was a rifle salute and a roll call for the fallen officers. One-by-one, family members placed roses on a memorial next to the name of the person they had lost.
During his address, Morgan reminded the families that they were not alone and their sacrifices were not for naught.
“It has been years since you last heard their voice, since you last laughed with them and cried with them,” the sheriff said. “During these precious moments, we long more for their presence. It is in those moments of sadness though, that a sign of their presence returns that shows you they are still here.”
Kevin Robinson, email@example.com
The fallen officers and their end of watch are:
The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that investigators had arrested 10 people and seized approximately $500,000 worth of narcotics in what’s being called the agency’s largest-ever drug bust.
During a four-year investigation, ECSO investigators identified Pensacola resident Alfred James Hayes, 41, as the alleged leader of a drug trafficking ring that dealt large volumes of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and pills in the area. In a multi-jurisdictional operation this week, deputies and law enforcement partners arrested Hayes, several of his family members and an array of suspected drug suppliers, distributors and couriers.
“Our narcotics team, along with other agencies, helped put a major dent in the illegal drug distribution in our county,” Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said during a press conference Friday morning.
Morgan said that in addition to the arrests, deputies recovered approximately 500 grams of heroin, three pounds methamphetamine, about 100 grams of cocaine, $40,000 in cash and numerous vehicles and electronics believed to have been purchased with drug money.
Lt. Robert Quinata of the ECSO Narcotics Unit said the seizure equated to hundreds of street-level narcotics sales thwarted and a major disruption to the local drug trade.
Alfred Hayes’ co-conspirators allegedly included his cousin, Lonnie James Hayes, and two of his nephews, brothers Eric and Marcus Stallworth, all of whom are now in custody. Juan Martinez, the group’s alleged supplier, was arrested in Houston by U.S. Marshals.
“To infiltrate a group like that, it takes a lot,” Quinata said. “That’s what made this so difficult and why it took so long to get these individuals, because they’re all related by blood … They thought they were untouchable. In this case, they’re not. We finally got them.”
The U.S. Marshals, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies assisted in the operation.
Assistant State Attorney John Molchan said the state would “vigorously” pursue trafficking and conspiracy charges, and that some suspects could be facing mandatory minimum sentences of up to 25 years in prison if convicted.
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