Pensacola Police Department

PPD Promotions
3:37 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Alexander Becomes Assistant Pensacola Police Chief

Alcuin Alexander (wife) pins on the new badge. They have been married 29 years.

The Pensacola Police Department has a new second-in-command.  David Alexander, III was promoted from captain to Assistant Chief, becoming the first African-American to be named to the post, since it was created in 1994.

Family and friends filled a large room at police headquarters on Thursday for a ‘badge pinning ceremony’ in honor of new Assistant Chief Alexander, and also to acknowledge Tommi Lyter’s advancement from Lieutenant to Captain.

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Crime
4:30 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

"Bridge the Gap" Seminar In Pensacola Seeks Crime Solutions

“Bridging the Gap” is the theme of a two-day crime prevention summit that got underway Wednesday at downtown Pensacola's Crown Plaza Hotel.

Delorean Wiggins, a deputy with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, is the chief organizer of the summit, which features crime prevention experts, community leaders and policy makers seeking ways to reduce crime.

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FDLE Lab Investigation
3:11 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Pensacola Police, Escambia, And Santa Rosa Sheriff's Indicated By Problems In Local Drug Labs

Joseph Graves
Credit FDLE

The investigation continues into the case of an ex-FDLE lab supervisor in Pensacola, accused of tampering with evidence connected to drug cases.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Graves was arrested last month and charged with possession or trafficking in illegal drugs; evidence tampering, and grand theft.

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Pensacola City Council
2:08 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

City Council Drops Anti-Blanket Part of Ordinance

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Once again, blankets and other coverings are OK for use by the homeless who camp on Pensacola city property. But the debate continues over another part of the non-camping ordinance. 

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Local News
4:35 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Crime Drops in Pensacola

Credit Pensacola Police Department

Crime in Pensacola was down 14% across the board in 2013, compared to the previous year. That’s according to the Pensacola Police Department’s Uniform Crime Report.

The numbers are based on the 2012 population for the City of Pensacola, which was given at 52,340. Inside the overall numbers for violent and non-violent crime, there were 319 residential burglaries reported within city limits in 2013 compared with 525 the previous year. Police Chief Chip Simmons says that’s a 39% reduction.

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