Sheriff Chip Simmons, Century Mayor Ben Boutwell Talk Local Law Enforcement

October 8, 2021

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons and members of his command staff sat down with Century Mayor Ben Boutwell Thursday morning.

“We talked about a larger presence of deputies in Century, speeding and working on drug issues,” Boutwell said.

Simmons told that after the retirement of Lt. Bart Fryer, his is assigning a new lieutenant to Century and a new captain over the Century and Molino precincts.

The sheriff and his staff also took the time to hear input from local residents that were also having breakfast Thursday at the Southern Panhandle Café.

“We are looking for ways to make all of Escambia County better,” Simmons said of the meeting. “And it was a chance to have a good breakfast with good folks.”

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4 Responses to “Sheriff Chip Simmons, Century Mayor Ben Boutwell Talk Local Law Enforcement”

  1. A.W.Thompson on October 8th, 2021 5:13 pm

    Its Little Chicago not Prichard.I know because i named it years ago.

  2. Concerned Citizen on October 8th, 2021 9:09 am

    Mr. Boutwell could do so much for Century if he wasn’t hamstrung by the City Council. It’s downright depressing to think about him having to convince them on what’s good for the town of Century and what’s not. Also the Sheriff Simmons needs to infiltrate the Quarters and Backwoods of Century, drugs are rampant in Century. Most locals call it little Prichard.

  3. parent on October 8th, 2021 7:45 am

    Would be nice if Sheriff Simmons would have his traffic people to go by the school zones, when they are letting out and all the cars are blocking the road or parked in the “NO PARKING” zone. I know they are waiting to pick up their kids, but that is what the bus is for, not to block the roads for everyone else.

  4. The Killams on October 8th, 2021 7:44 am

    Thanks Mayor Boutwell, councilmen, and law enforcement for working to make Century better! Rolling up your sleeves and being a “doer” is so much harder than being an armchair politician.

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