Chip Simmons, our Escambia County Sheriff, is a staple of public safety within our city limits. He dedicated much of his life, 29 years, to the Pensacola Police Department including serving as Pensacola’s Chief of Police.
I’ve had a chance to learn from Chip and many others in our local law enforcement community about best practices, strengths and improvement opportunities to be the safest Pensacola we can be. I’m excited for an opportunity to support our officers, to put them in positions to be successful and to continue to build a strong, collaborative relationship between HQ and City Hall that protects, serves and respects every corner of our community.
“I support D.C. because he knows that making Pensacola a safe place to live is Priority No. 1,” Simmons said. “D.C. has proven himself as a successful entrepreneur, business leader and Pensacola community advocate. But he also understands that safety comes first. He knows how to lead organizations, how to communicate, how to make tough decisions and I’m excited for Pensacola under D.C.’s leadership.”