Lt. Tony Tampary will supervise renovated Perdido Sheriff’s Precinct
Southwest Escambia County native Lt. Tony Tampary will supervise and oversee day-to-day operations at the recently re-dedicated Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Perdido Precinct. Lt. Tampary’s grandfather built the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package (later managed by his father and uncle, Connie and Bubba) and was instrumental in laying the groundwork to secure the bridge over Perdido Pass.
“It gives the people who live out here familiar faces they can become more comfortable approaching with a need,” Tampary said. “They develop a rapport and consistency matters.”
The Perdido community turned out in force to welcome Tampary and his staff during a ribbon cutting for the re-opened sub-station, which had been closed since 2016. Sheriff Chip Simmons, State Rep Alex Andrade and Perdido Key Chamber President Dana Pagador cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcomed the public to an open house. The precinct is located on Gulf Beach Hwy. behind the Winn Dixie. Sheriff Simmons said the office will reinforce ties between the community and law enforcement to provide a safer environment for local businesses and residents.
“Law enforcement and community engagement begins at the neighborhood l