Panama City Police Department

  • Agency: Panama City Police Department
  • Address: 1209 E. 15th St., Panama City, 32405 FL
  • Chief: John Van Etten (Chief of Police)
Phone: 850-872-3100
Fax:

Panama City Police Department is located at 1209 E. 15th St., Panama City, 32405 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is John Van Etten. The Panama City Police Department phone number is 850-872-3100.

Panama City Police Department News

An IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Bay County TENANTS from the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

An IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Bay County LANDLORDS from the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

On October 21st, PCPD Det. Cori Clark and Mexico Beach Firefighter Bryon Hughes tied the knot. It was a beautiful sight among all the destruction.

Mission BBQ took care of our First Responders in the restaurant also!!!

Thank you Mission BBQ for feeding Panama City Police Department and all other First Responders.

If you are Florida State Certified LEO or going through the Academy, send an email to Cpl. Thore at training@pcgov.org for literature and an application. If you are out of state LEO, please send me an email to same address. We currently have 12 open police officer positions.

Today, PCPD is out at NWFSC (Niceville) recruiting, come see me!!

The Panama City Police Department is urging citizens to mitigate their risk of being victimized by locking their vehicles. Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene personnel are working diligently to resolve numerous car burglaries and vehicle thefts that have occurred over the past several weeks throughout the Panama City area. The overwhelming majority of burglaries and thefts share a common characteristic in that the vehicles were left unlocked, leaving them vulnerable to thieves. On a few occasions, the suspects broke windows to gain entry. Past trends show this usually occurs when the suspect can see an item in plain view worth the risk. Officers would like to remind citizens to be proactive in protecting their valuables with a few key points: - Do not leave your vehicle unlocked. - Do not leave any vehicle or residential keys in vehicles. - Do not leave your vehicle running unattended. - Do not leave purses, bank cards, check books, electronics or other valuables in view to anyone walking by in parking lots or in your driveway. Secure them in the trunk if you must leave them. - Do not leave firearms or other dangerous weapons in vehicles. If you must leave them in a vehicle, ensure they are secured, out of view and the vehicle is locked. Responsible gun ownership is a must. - If you see someone looking through vehicles or otherwise acting suspicious, call your local law enforcement agency to investigate. The Panama City Police Department would like to thank those citizens who have prevented crime by conducting the aforementioned steps and those who have reported suspicious behavior that have led to arrests. Working together, we can make Panama City a hard target for criminal activity. Anyone having information on this matter is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785- TIPS.

We would like to welcome five new employees to PCPD. Ofc. House, Ofc. Hernandez, Ofc. Thelusma, Ofc. Arguello, and Ms Saunders.

Det. Reval as of September 18.

Update on the missing 9 year old: she has been found and is safe! Thank you

We hope everyone is staying dry! Check out this pic one of our officers took. 🚓🌈 happy Wednesday!

Thank you Olive Garden for your continued support and delicious food!

The Panama City Police Department is seeking assistance from the public regarding counterfeit currency. The following white female was captured on surveillance video after passing multiple counterfeit bills. Anyone with information pertaining to the identity of this female is urged to call the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers 850-785-TIPS.

***UPDATE**** The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of 25-year-old Tiah Nashele Simmons, 54-year-old Kelly Bates, and 40-year-old Priya Sahota for the offenses of fraudulent use of a credit card and criminal use of personal identification. The Panama City Police Department would like to sincerely thank the citizens of Panama City for providing information, which ultimately led to the identification of the three local females. The Panama City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance regarding the use of a stolen credit card. The incident occurred during the evening of July 13, 2018. Three unknown white females were captured on video exiting Walmart after purchasing items with the stolen credit card. The following is a description of the females: a white female, brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5’05”, 190 lbs, last seen wearing a gray Hollister hoody and gray sweat pants. White female, blonde hair, approximately 5’08”, 165 lbs, last seen wearing a black tank top, blue pants, and carrying a red purse. White White female, red/brown hair, approximately 5’08”, 150 lbs, last seen wearing a brown hoodie, and multi colored pajama pants. Anyone with information pertaining to the identity of these females is urged to call the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785- TIPS.

We are requesting the public's assistance with identifying this person. He is responsible for several burglaries in our area. You can submit your tip at Crimestoppers 850-785-TIPS or contact us at 850-872-3112. Thank you and don't forget to lock your doors.

Today is the first day of summer, and the temperature is rising. Here are a few ways you can beat the heat this summer, and recognize if you or someone else is in danger of a heat stroke. Stay cool Panama City!

The Panama City Police Department is urging citizens to mitigate their risk of being victimized by locking their vehicles. Officers, Detectives, and Crime Scene personnel are working diligently to resolve numerous car burglaries and vehicle thefts that have occurred over the past several weeks throughout the Panama City area. The overwhelming majority of burglaries and thefts share a common characteristic in that the vehicles were left unlocked, leaving them vulnerable to thieves. The trend is not new, and Officers would like to remind citizens to be proactive in protecting their valuables with a few key points: - Do not leave your vehicle unlocked. - Do not leave any vehicle or residential keys in vehicles. - Do not leave your vehicle running unattended. - Do not leave purses, bank cards, check books, or other valuables in view to anyone walking by in parking lots or in your driveway. Secure them in the trunk if you must leave them. - Do not leave firearms or other dangerous weapons in vehicles. If you must leave them in a vehicle, ensure they are out of view and the vehicle is secured. Responsible gun ownership is a must. - If you see someone looking through vehicles or otherwise acting suspicious, call your local law enforcement to investigate. Anyone having information in this case is urged to call the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785- TIPS.

The Panama City Police Department will be hosting a Junior Citizen’s Police Academy on July 16th 2018 through July 20, 2018. This program is intended for young men and women ages 12-17 years old who have an interest in the law enforcement career field. During this academy participants will have the opportunity to view the inner workings of the police department, interact with law enforcement officers and will be presented with a realistic experience of how law enforcement officers train and perform their daily duties. The academy will be held at the Panama City Police Departments main station located at 1209 E. 15th Street. The academy will start promptly at 800am each day and conclude at 400pm. The academy will be a curriculum based academy with the participants receiving both classroom instruction and the opportunity to apply this instruction in a practical setting. All instruction will be provided by officers with the Panama City Police Department. During the academy participants will be provided instructions and provided demonstrations in the following areas: Patrol Operations Legal Instruction DUI Enforcement Traffic Enforcement Arrest Procedures K-9 SWAT Crime Scene Criminal Investigations The academy will be accepting a limited number of participants. Applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis. If your child is selected to participate you will be notified by a member of the Panama City Police Department. There is no cost to the participant if your child is selected to attend this academy. Please turn completed applications into the Panama City Police Departments main station by June 25th 2018, to the attention of Lt Chris Edmundson. Any question in regards to the academy feel free to contact Lt Chris Edmundson at (850) 872-3112.

The Panama City Police Department would like to bring awareness to numerous drug overdoses which have occurred over the last few days. These incident have resulted in three individuals being hospitalized from apparent drug overdoses’ placing them in critical condition at local hospitals. We encourage citizens to not use illegal narcotics as well as seek assistance if one has a narcotic addiction. Below is contact information for the Chemical Addictions Recover Effort (CARE) program which is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery for individuals with unhealthy behaviors. C.A.R.E 4000 East 3rd Street Panama City, Florida 32404 (850) 872-7676

***Update**** Both subjects have been identified. The Panama City Police Department is seeking assistance from the public regarding the fraudulent use of a credit card. The suspects, an unknown male and unknown female, were observed on video surveillance on May 28th 2018 using a stolen credit card. Anyone who can identify the suspects or has information in this case is urged to call the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or they can report their tips anonymously to CrimeStoppers 850-785-TIPS.

Please see Chief Ervin's press release on on the Active Shooter incident yesterday at Briarwood Apartments.