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Escambia County Corrections staff collected toys to be distributed by Toys for Tots to children in need.

Mission Statement


The Jail Division is committed to providing a safe, secure, and humane environment for persons incarcerated. This is accomplished through professional staff that is trained in the dynamics of interpersonal skills, human diversity, the standards of law and the United States Constitution. The corrections team is dedicated to providing a public service by ensuring a safe environment for staff, visitors and the public. The goal of the Jail Division is to maximize resources while continually developing self-enrichment programs for the inmate population that will assist in basic life skills needed after incarceration with the objective to reduce recidivism. It is our objective to do so while ensuring the operation is fiscally sound and cost effective, minimizing the impact on the taxpayer and maximizing funding resources.

FY 2017-2018 Accomplishments

  • Sponsored Corrections Academy at George Stone Training Center, with 12 students sponsored in February and 10 students sponsored in October. 
  • 32 jail personnel were certified as Crisis Intervention Team Members, with a total of 167 current jail employees certified as a Crisis Intervention Team.
  • Purchased 55 Glocks to replace inventory. 
  • Installed a camera in cell 224, allowing the cell to now be used as a safety cell. 
  • CIRT team gave a jail tour to high school students enrolled in the Law Enforcement Academy.
  • Jail team participated in Break the Silence Walk with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 
  • Installed another phone in inmate housing unit. 
  • Hosted a Suicide Prevention Week and provided suicide prevention training to staff based on National Commission on Correctional Health Care guidelines. 
  • Held quarterly award programs for Escambia County Jail employees for exemplary services while serving the community. Through the program, nine officers received an Escambia County Corrections Challenge coin, four staff members received the Longevity Award for more than 30 years of service, and 12 corrections officers received Letters of Commendation.
  • Programs: 
    • One juvenile received a high school diploma while incarcerated.
    • 23 adults earned GED diplomas while incarcerated.
    • 700 students enrolled in the GED program.
    • 288 participated in parenting classes.
    • 710 participated in Alcoholics Anonymous.
    • 41 participated in Cocaine Anonymous.
    • 150 participated in anger/stress management classes.
  • Religious Services:
    • Protestant chapel services: 1,758 attendance
    • Protestant Bible classes: 5,403 attendance
    • Muslim Jum’ah service: 514 attendance
    • Muslim Ramadan feast: 14 participants
    • Catholic chapel services: 1,129 attendance
    • Bibles issued:1,700
    • Religious classes: 936 provided
    • Chapel services: 328 provided
    • Books issued: 6,000

  • Distributed 500 new mattress/pillow combinations to inmates.
  • Hired 41 new corrections officers, with field training officers providing 19,680 hours of training to new officers.
  • Intake:
    • Intake: 17,649, an increase of 385  from the same time period of fiscal year 2016-17.
    • Releases: 17,513

270 

Total number of Escambia County Corrections Officers

41

New corrections officers hired despite extremely competitive hiring climate

167

Current employees who are Crisis Intervention Team certified