The Corrections Department works interdependently to provide citizens with excellent protective services and effective criminal justice alternatives that promote a safe environment. Its divisions include Community Corrections, Environmental Enforcement with Animal Control, Road Prison and Detention.
On October 1, 2013, The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners assumed responsibility for the Jail operations previously operated under the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. The facilities now under the BCC are the Main Jail, the Centeral Booking & Detention Facility and the Video Visitation Facility.
The Community Corrections Division provides supervision of identified offenders to ensure successful completion of probation, community service work, restitution and other court-ordered requirements.
Environmental Code Enforcement enforces codes and regulations protecting the environment and quality of life in Escambia County. This division investigates environmental issues in response to complaints filed by citizens about various conditions and activities within their neighborhoods. The division is also responsible for Animal Control.
Environmental Enforcement - Animal Control enforces and investigates Escambia County's animal control ordinances and Florida state statues in Escambia County and the City of Pensacola.
The only county-operated work camp in Florida, the Road Prison provides a large part of the manual labor work force for the Public Works Department. Supervised by correctional officers, our work crews perform various tasks for the county such as clearing rights-of-way, grounds maintenance, drainage projects, and other aspects of road and stormwater maintenance. As a road prison, we perform all the typical activities associated with incarceration of inmates including internal security, administration, food service, and building and grounds maintenance. In an effort to minimize food expenditures and work toward self-sufficiency, we use inmate labor to grow vegetables and maintain a catfish and tilapia farm.