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Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Historic Step

Today, Sheriff Chip W. Simmons and Commander Andy Hobbs gave a presentation to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission during their hearing in Lake Mary, Florida.
The hearing resulted in a unanimous vote to authorize the ECSO to conduct its own training academy for new recruits and other specialized training.
The ECSO becomes only one of six law enforcement agencies to gain commission approval to operate their own law enforcement academy.
Historically, local law enforcement agencies have only utilized Pensacola Junior College or George Stone Vocational. This will allow the ECSO to immerse recruits in our culture, standards, and policies from day one.
They anticipate a faster and higher level of law enforcement training under this new direction. You will soon see Escambia County Sheriff’s Office recruits engaging in state-of-the-art coursework, physical training, firearms training, and other aspects of professional law enforcement activities.
The first academy is planned for early summer.