The Escambia Sheriff’s
Office and its team of uniformed patrol and detention deputies provide law
enforcement services to more than 300,000 Escambia County residents.
Situated in Northwest
Florida on the tip of the Florida Panhandle, Escambia County offers an enviable
lifestyle. The beautiful Gulf of Mexico and its local bays with blue-green
waters bordered by sugar-white beaches offer many recreational opportunities.
Freshwater is also abundant with creeks and rivers winding through the area. Our
mild climate makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors with an annual average
temperature of 72 degrees and sunshine on an average of 344 days per year.
Residents also enjoy
many other benefits. The county has an excellent public school system, a
vocational school, community college, and a four-year state university. Three
major hospitals, with physicians representing every major specialty, provide
quality healthcare services. Affordable housing is widely available and the low
cost of living enables residents to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Thanks to
Florida’s broad tourism base, there is no state income tax.
Escambia County is the
western-most county of Florida, bordered by Alabama to the north, the Gulf of
Mexico to the south, Perdido River to the west and Escambia River to the east.
The county encompasses 662 square miles which includes two barrier islands. The
county seat is the City of Pensacola.