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Graduation and Summer Break Are Here Again!

As the school year comes to an end and children are being dismissed for summer break, we at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to be safe and drive cautiously as children will be out playing, riding bikes, and enjoying the summer weather.

We also want to congratulate our graduating seniors and wish them all the best as they head out into the world.  Some of our seniors may be preparing for college, others may be preparing for a career, and the rest are still deciding.  No matter where you are headed in life, we want to say congratulations, good luck, and stay safe!

Of course, summer weather usually means higher temperatures, so remember these tips to beat the heat.

  • Take frequent water breaks.
  • Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
  • NEVER leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.
  • Seek medical attention immediately for any signs of heat-related illness.

We would also like to remind everyone traveling in a vehicle to always wear your seat belt and never drink and drive.  Seatbelt use is an extremely effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor-vehicle crashes.  Do not drink and drive.  Instead, call on a designated driver to get you home safely.  Not only do you risk your life when you drive impaired, but you are also putting other drivers and passengers at risk, too.

While you are traveling our roadways, boating, camping, or fishing, please remember to practice safety at all times.  Mind the speed limits, and always be on the lookout for children playing and/or crossing the streets.

The Escambia County Sheriff's Office hopes everyone has a great summer!  Congratulations again to our graduates!

Sheriff Heath Jackson

A little girl in a pink dress is eating a slice of watermelon. The text on this image reads "School's Out! Summer Safety Tips".