Public Information Officer

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 preparing press releases, coordinating news conferences, and serving as liaisons between Sheriff’s Office staff and members of the media.

Meet the Public Information Staff


Major Andrew Hobbs
Office: 850-436-9165
Cell: 850-554-1908


Amber Southard

Public Information Officer

Office: 850-436-9277

Cell: 850-554-2369


Rhonda Ray

Video Production Specialist
Office: 850-436-9607
Cell: 850-554-0632




The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office does not manage
the Escambia County jail. 
For inquiries related to the
jail please see


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