Crime Prevention

The focus of crime prevention is to educate the public on crime prevention strategies that they can use to avoid becoming a victim of a crime.  Crime prevention strategies become an invaluable tool for the citizens to use to better protect themselves and their community as a whole. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is doing its part in being proactive and combating crime through the efforts of their crime prevention specialist. Numerous educational programs and events are done throughout the year on crime topics such as ID Theft, home security, commercial business security, human trafficking, criminal street gangs, fraud, personal safety, Internet crimes, white-collar crimes, sexual assault, Neighborhood Watch, disaster planning, drug education, elder crime, bullying,  etc.


In addition to the educational efforts, the crime prevention specialist  also provides both commercial and residential security surveys and convenience store inspections, throughout Santa Rosa County.  The specialist also serves on the CEO Roundtable, Escarosa Homeless Coalition, Circuit 1 Advisory Board for the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Region 1 Gang Reduction Task Force, the NWFL Prevention Coalition, the SAFER Disaster Team and other community safety oriented groups. Two publications were done for the general public, via the  crime prevention specialist, called “Know the Law” a guide for adolescents and parents on Florida laws that pertain to minors and the general “Crime Prevention Guide.” This are distributed to the public and can also be accessed through the agency website.


Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell

Crime Prevention Specialist

Office: 850-983-1236


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