Escambia Schools Look To Hire More Security Officers

March 15, 2023

The Escambia County School District is looking to hire more campus security officers for the next school year in advance of a July class.

“Campus Security Officers are ECPS employees trained by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office whose sole mission is to protect students and staff in our public schools across Escambia County,” said  Protection Services Director Kyle Kinser. “All personnel are put through rigorous screening.”

Ideal candidates should have prior law enforcement and/or military experience and must have a passion for working with children, according to the district.

Successful applicants will go through an extensive paid training curriculum with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Selected candidates begin with a starting salary of $33,309 for 10 months of employment. Once the training process has been completed, candidates are eligible for a variety of benefits.


One Response to “Escambia Schools Look To Hire More Security Officers”

  1. Sam on March 17th, 2023 6:46 pm

    Why not hire deputies? From what I’ve seen “security officers” get walked over since they can’t uphold the law. I’m guessing the county isn’t looking to monitor the hallways for kids running wild. But for criminal activities like drugs and weapons. That takes a deputy not a mall cop with deputy training. The pay would be about the same but I’m sure the school board doesn’t want the sheriffs department in control. Remember when they wanted to pull resource officers because of budget issues.

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