Escambia County Names Indiana Man As New Public Safety Director

May 21, 2020

Escambia County has named Jason Rogers as the new director of Public Safety.

His responsibilities to include oversight of daily operations and planning for long- term improvements for Escambia County EMS, Emergency Management, county dispatch and 911 center, the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards, the county medical director, as well as Escambia County Fire Rescue’s combination career and volunteer division.

Rogers brings 27 years of public safety experience from Indiana to Escambia County.  He currently serves as both the director of emergency management and as the executive director of the Delaware County Emergency Medical Services in Muncie, Indiana, and began his career as a paramedic and police officer. Delaware County, Indiana, has a population of about 114,000 people, about one-third the size of Escambia County.

“My goal has always been to improve public safety for both the responders and the citizens that I serve,” Rogers said. “I’m looking forward to serving Escambia County, and my vision is to build an even stronger partnership between our first responders and the Escambia County community.”

Rogers previously served as a police officer and investigator for the City of Muncie Police Department, and as an EMT and paramedic for Delaware County Emergency Services. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter. Rogers has served the last four years on the Indiana State Fire Service Training Board, and the last eight years on the county 911 Board of Directors. He has instructed across the country for the fire service specializing in hazmat.

Rogers has been recognized for his leadership in emergency management, emergency medical services and government affairs. He was named the 2017 Delaware County EMS Director of the Year, the 2009 Hero of the Heartland by the American Red Cross for leadership of the District Disaster Response Task Force and received a 2004 Medal of Valor by the Fraternal Order of Police #87 for bravery and courage under gunfire during SWAT operations.

Rogers graduated with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Agency, is a nationally registered paramedic through the Methodist Hospital Paramedic Program in Indianapolis and studied at Ball State University.


8 Responses to “Escambia County Names Indiana Man As New Public Safety Director”

  1. You've been served on May 22nd, 2020 1:05 pm

    if he served as a firefighter, why is that qualification not explained as his other qualifications as a cop and paramedic? he sat on a board so I guess he has some extensive experience as a firefighter? makes you wonder if he was the most well rounded candidate. what kind of budget did he manage? small town compared to escambia. wonder if he has ties here to anyone. maybe he wants to merge sheriff/fire/ems all together like a few countys in florida. we shall see.

  2. ADB on May 22nd, 2020 11:35 am

    I have no doubt that he will do a good job. I wish him every success. It’s just that working for our stupid, idiot, crooked politician county commissioners is a no win situation. I’[m sure he has high hopes and aspirations, but please Sir, don’t come to eSCAMbia County. This place is a career killer.The Governor removed one BOC years ago, and he needs to do it again.The only decent commissioner is May. The rest should be in prison.

  3. Adam on May 22nd, 2020 7:57 am

    You guys won’t be happy as someone that has just moved here from Muncie I know that he will not do a good job.

  4. ADB on May 21st, 2020 8:01 pm

    He’ll be sorry he ever came to eSCAMbia County. Run, run for your professional life before its too late. You are making a Big mistake.

  5. Whisperjet on May 21st, 2020 5:15 pm

    ..looks like a great pick to finally give our first responders the quality leadership they need and deserve..they are doing a great job now , and I hope this will give them all a much happier and successful work inviornment… good job…

  6. We need progress on May 21st, 2020 3:13 pm

    Drain the swamp Mr. Rogers. Lots of left over bitter folks under your authority here…. DITCH’M!!!!!

  7. Agree on May 21st, 2020 2:18 pm

    Clear out the good old boys with new blood. I agree with this decision.

  8. Inigo Montoya on May 21st, 2020 12:15 pm

    Looks like a fine choice, and some new blood in the country administrators corps.

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