ECSO Using Van, Cameras To Watch Nuisance Homes 24/7

September 22, 2023

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has repurposed an aging van with over 200,000 miles as their new “Nuisance Abatement Module”.

Equipped with six cameras that provide real time feed directly to the ECSO.

“Many times, a single residence becomes a nuisance and is a drain on Sheriff’s Office resources. Our hope is that this Nuisance Abatement Module will help alleviate this drain. This module is the first of three such platforms the Sheriff’s Office will roll out as needed,” the ECSO said.

Thursday, the van was parked outside a house on North V Street where the ECSO says they have responded to more than 70 complaints in three months.


9 Responses to “ECSO Using Van, Cameras To Watch Nuisance Homes 24/7”

  1. John on September 24th, 2023 9:34 am

    Wherever the sheriff’s hands may be tied on matters such as this legislative changes need to be made. I don’t think the van thing is going to work. The point Starsky made is probably spot on! Jail time for the offender may be in good order. Start out by giving them a few days and and make it compounding for each law enforcement visit to their home!

  2. Yikes on September 22nd, 2023 5:56 pm

    I’m all for cleaning up the streets, deterring crime, and putting thugs away. 70 calls is ridiculous, but despite all of that this seems like an invasion of privacy.

  3. steve on September 22nd, 2023 12:05 pm

    maybe it will embarrass the criminals ? never happed !

  4. Facetime on September 22nd, 2023 10:06 am

    I’ve also seen a sheriff trailer at Walmart on Hwy 29 that has cameras. What’s wrong with more of those? Overall, this is a good idea. Maybe they can just send a drone, or do FaceTime?

  5. tg on September 22nd, 2023 9:08 am

    They will just move operations. Why not just jail them to one location and eliminate Hide And Seek.

  6. Niknak50 on September 22nd, 2023 8:37 am

    Something is very wrong when law enforcement has to respond 70 times. After the first time someone should be leaving in cuffs. After say the fourth time the county should have the authority to demolish the structure.

  7. Lol on September 22nd, 2023 8:36 am

    Lol the catalytic converters gonna get stolen so fast haha

  8. Steve on September 22nd, 2023 7:00 am

    Park it in front of my house anytime .:Good job Sheriff .

  9. Starsky on September 22nd, 2023 6:58 am

    I think folks are going to notice it. If the goal is to relocate the criminals, it’ll work. If the goal is to catch and arrest them, I think a plumber van or ice cream truck would work better.