Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy Holds First Graduation

December 6, 2023

This week marked a historic first for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office as 19 recruits took the oath of office and became Sheriff’s deputies during the graduation ceremony for the very first Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy. The ceremony was marked by a badge pinning from a family member/friend, followed by the oath of office.

In February of 2023, the ECSO became one of only six law enforcement agencies in the state to gain commission approval to operate their own law enforcement academy. In June of 2023, the first class officially began. These 19 deputies engaged in state-of-the-art coursework, physical training, firearms training, and other aspects of professional law enforcement. The academy immerses recruits in our culture, standards, and policies from day one. These 19 deputies will continue their training when assigned to field training over the next few weeks. The next academy class is set to begin in January of 2024.

The new recruits are:

  • Deputy Peter Baird
  • Deputy Brady Barnes
  • Deputy Adam Burns
  • Deputy Jonathon Burton
  • Deputy Hudson Callaway
  • Deputy Don Campbell
  • Deputy Tyler Daigle
  • Deputy Anthony Davis
  • Deputy Nayanna Fichtner
  • Deputy Mario Garcia-Saldivar
  • Deputy Jordan Hammock
  • Deputy Aidan Hemmert
  • Deputy James Karels
  • Deputy Garrett McClelland
  • Deputy John Nemergut
  • Deputy Hunter NeSmith
  • Deputy April Reynolds
  • Deputy Robert Rhodes
  • Deputy Shanna Secchiari


3 Responses to “Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy Holds First Graduation”

  1. Donna Ciano on December 18th, 2023 11:49 pm

    My daughter, Shanna Secchari, is one of the first of 19. This is just the first class and they went through some very tough, very specific training. They are extremely very well trained. My son in law, Clark Secchari, is also a deputy and I’d appreciate any prayers you can ever spare for these hard working, dedicated officers. Thank you.

  2. Lee Black on December 6th, 2023 3:14 pm

    God be with them.
    Lee Black

  3. Uncle Alan & Aunt Vicki on December 6th, 2023 12:36 pm

    Congrats Aidan! We are very proud of you. Good job! Alan & Vicki