Escambia County Hires Corrections Director

Michael Tidwell

Michael Tidwell

For Immediate Release:

Escambia County is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Tidwell as Corrections Director.

As Director, Tidwell will oversee Community Corrections, Probations, Jail, Pretrial, Code Enforcement, Animal Control and the Road Prison. He replaces former director Gordon Pike, who retired last month. Tidwell will begin employment on Wednesday, January 28.

Most recently, Tidwell served as Chief Corrections Deputy for Orleans Parish, Louisiana. With more than 30 years experience, Tidwell has been also employed as Director of Orange County, Florida, Corrections Department; Jail Director for Seminole County, Florida; Corrections Director for Osceola County, Florida; and has management experience at organizations nationwide. He received his Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University and is a Certified Jail Manager and Certified Corrections Executive.

The screening committee for this position was comprised of Escambia County Administrator Jack Brown, Pensacola Chief of Police Chip Simmons, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Eric Haines, Trial Court Administrator Robin Wright and Taylor County Chief Deputy Richard Johnson, who is also a member of the Florida Model Jail Inspections group.

For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at (850) 595-3476 or To receive the latest news updates regarding the Escambia County, please follow us on Twitter @MyEscamb


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