Pensacola Police Department

Education

Career day gives Weis Elementary kids a glimpse of their future

Career day is no longer just for middle or high school. Exposing children at a young age to the world of work can help broaden their perspective and spur them to more interesting and productive careers. Read full story

Government

Majority of top brass supports police cameras

New study indicates that top law enforcement officials support the use of body-worn cameras by police officers as a way to improve behavior of officers and the citizens they serve. Read full story

Public safety

Civil citation program being revamped

Pensacola area law enforcement officials are looking to streamline the guidelines for civil citations, used to divert youth from juvenile justice system. Read full story

Government

FDLE looking into Florida’s rape kit backlog

As local data shows sexual assault reports trending upward, Florida Department of Law Enforcement working on how many rape kits are untested in state. Read full story

News

City of Pensacola parts ways with Rev. LuTimothy May

Move comes days after May and his brother seen in traffic stop video

The City of Pensacola confirms that LuTimothy May, brother of Escambia County commissioner Lumon May, is no longer a city employee. May spent nearly three years as Pensacola’s Community Outreach Director, but he says administrators let him go Monday morning. Read full story

Government

PPD honors fallen officers Wednesday

The Pensacola Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Jim Billy Barnes Lodge #71 will host their annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony this week at PPD headquarters. Read full story

News

Reception honors retired Pensacola police officer

Offcer Michael Reese retired this month after 25 years of service. Read full story

Shannon's Window

Shannon’s Window: Statistical gods give and take

There is always a story behind the data. Read full story

Government

Pensacola crime rate falls to record low

Pensacola Police Department used crime-reduction initiatives in specific areas to address problems

Pensacola’s crime rate fell 8 percent in 2014, to one of the lowest levels in recent history, according to the Pensacola Police Department annual crime report. Read full story

Government

PPD badge pinning celebrates promotion of Martez Lawrence

A badge pinning is scheduled for Tuesday to honor the Pensacola Police department’s newest supervisor, Martez Lawrence. Read full story

Community

PPD officer retires today, gets back to People of Pensacola blog

PPD Sgt. Leon Martin officially retires today. In retirement he looks to revive his People of Pensacola photo blog. Read full story

Government

Pensacola Police sergeant retiring

Pensacola Police Sgt. Michael Simmons will retire Jan. 2 after nearly 30 years on the force. Read full story