Santa Rosa County deputies

‘Whatcha gonna do bad boys’ of Santa Rosa?

‘Whatcha gonna do bad boys’ of Santa Rosa?

After relations went sour with the TV show “Live PD,” Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies will be in the lime light and in television viewers’ living rooms once again. Film crews for the television series “COPS” will be following and filming Santa Rosa’s officers as they perform their tasks. Read the full article in the […]

Burglary, battery of police dog result in 10-year sentence

Burglary, battery of police dog result in 10-year sentence

Following his conviction for battery of a police dog and other charges, a Pace man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Santa Rosa County Circuit Judge John Simon on Dec. 12 sentenced David Lecannon Smith, 36, to 10 years in state prison as a Habitual Felony Offender. Read the full article in the […]

Security systems donated to sheriff’s deputies

Security systems donated to sheriff’s deputies

State Farm donated 200 free home security systems to law enforcement officers of Santa Rosa County Aug. 23 as part of the insurance company’s Protect the Protectors program. Mike Hill, speaking as representative for State Farm, said it was the least they could do. “The Protect the Protectors program from State Farm is our way […]

TV crews capture Santa Rosa deputies in action

TV crews capture Santa Rosa deputies in action

There are more than dashboard cameras capturing video of Santa Rosa’s finest doing their jobs. Deputies throughout the county have been participating in the A&E television series “Live PD.” In the same vein as the “Cops” TV show, this series has one or two camera professionals follow officers in real time as they respond to […]

Poof! Let there be raises!

Poof!  Let there be raises!

And Commissioner Williamson said, let there be raises, and so it was. We are in full support of giving deputies much needed raises. How can we employ the best when we don’t offer much in the way of pay? When our surrounding counties offer more than we do? When deputies who are loyal to our […]

Fire at Santa Rosa County Jail

Fire at Santa Rosa County Jail

A small fire broke out in the laundry room of the Santa Rosa County Jail on East Milton Road Friday evening at approximately 7:15 p.m.. According to a statement issued  by Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy, deputies and detention personnel responded to an alarm in the laundry facility where a dryer was […]

Santa Rosa’s Thin Blue Line

Santa Rosa’s Thin Blue Line

State and federal data show, Santa Rosa County law enforcement are understaffed and underpaid. Compared with neighboring Escambia and Okaloosa counties, there are fewer deputy sheriffs in the field getting paid less, but Santa Rosa is not exactly like its neighbors. Escambia and Okaloosa both have significantly higher populations, and those populations have different make […]