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Sheriff Chip Simmons (R)

Escambia | View All Sheriffs

County Details

  • County Seat: Pensacola
  • Population: 321,905


Associate’s degree, Pensacola State College; Bachelor’s degree, criminal justice, Troy State University; Master’s degree, Troy State University, public administration; FBI National Academy, 201 session.


Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, two years, corrections Officer; Pensacola Police Department, 29 years, police chief; Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, assistant county administrator; Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, chief deputy, four years; elected sheriff in 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Gold Medal of Valor, Bronze Cross, Chiefs Medal (2), Unit Citation (2), Meritorious Service Award (5), City of Pensacola Merit Award (4), Mayors Leadership Award for City of Pensacola; Police and Firefighters Heroes Hall of Fame; Pine Forest High School Alumni Hall of Fame; Emerald Coast Youth Sports Lifetime Achievement Award; Board of Directors Pensacola State College; Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House; Board of Directors for Manna Food Pantries; Board of Directors for Favor House; Board of Directors for Lakeview Center.