Sheriff Thelbert "David" Morgan (R)
Poplar Bluff High School, Poplar Bluff, MO; USAF Security Police Academy, enlisted course, 1971; USAF Security Police Academy, officer course, 1978; US Customs Officer Cert., 1978; BS degree, criminal justice, South East Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1977; MA degree, business administration, Webster’s University, St. Louis, MO, 1980; Advanced Police Administration Course, University of Southern California, 1985;USAF Security Police Academy, enlisted course, 1971; USAF Security Police Academy, officer course, 1978; US Customs Officer Cert., 1978.
US Air Force, 1971-1994; Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, AF Achievement Medal
30+ years in law enforcement; USAF Security Police, served as air force patrolman to assistant chief of police; served in all aspects of law enforcement from patrolman, desk sergeant, corrections, armory, investigations, public relations, emergency management operations, to deputy chief of police managing a department of 450 personnel, developed, funded, and managed yearly budgets in excess of $10 million; elected Sheriff of Escambia County, 2008; developed a Tactical Unit that rotates throughout the county; Escambia County Sheriff’s Office awarded full re-accredited status by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). Elected Sheriff of Escambia County in 2008; re-elected 2012.
Honors and Affiliations
Knighthood, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (OSJ); International Order of DeMolay (life member); AF Association (life member); Junior Officer of Quarter, 1978, McConnell AFB, Kansas; Junior Officer of the Year, 1979, McConnell AFB, Kansas.
Address: P.O. Box 18770, Pensacola, 32523-8770
Phone: (850) 436-9630
County Seat: Pensacola
County Website: http://myescambia.com/government