Panama City, FL Police

Panama City, Florida Jail and Mugshot Information

Panama City is a city in Bay County, Florida. The city is located along U.S. Route 98, it is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It is the more populated of two principal cities of the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Panama City had a population of approximately 36,484 in the year 2016. Panama City was established in 1909. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 square miles.

The City of Panama City uses a commission–manager form of government. The City Commission consists of five members, a Mayor and four Commission members; one commissioner is elected from each of the City’s four wards and commissioner is elected at large and serves as the Mayor-Commissioner at Large.

The mayor of Panama City is Greg Brudnicki. Mayor Brudnicki can be contacted at (850) 872-3002 and by email at gbrudnicki@pcgov.org.

Greg Brudnicki, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City of Panama
9 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, FL 32402;
Fax: (850) 747-5964
Email: gbrudnicki@pcgov.org

Panama City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Panama City, Florida was 455.3, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Florida and other state lists, there was 269 registered sex offender living in Panama City, Florida as of November 16, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Panama City to the number of sex offenders is 141 to 1.

Panama City, Florida Police Station Information

There were an estimated 2,374 total crimes per 100,000 people in Panama City, Florida. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Florida which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Panama City is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Panama City, there were an estimated 276 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Florida is 480 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 2,098 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Florida average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Panama City, Florida:

  • The overall crime rate in Panama City is 115% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.74 daily crimes that occur in Panama City.
  • Panama City is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Panama City you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Panama City has decreased by 13%.

Panama City Police Department

Scott Ervin is the Chief of Police of Panama City Police Department. Chief Ervin can be contacted at (850) 872-3100 and by email at servin@pcgov.org.

Scott Ervin, Chief of Police
Panama City Police Department
City of Panama
1209 E. 15th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 872-3100
Fax: (850) 872-3198
Email: servin@pcgov.org

Panama City Police Dept

Bay County Sheriff’s Office

The City of Panama City is located in Bay County, Florida. The Sheriff of Bay County is Tommy Ford. Sheriff Ford can be contacted at (850) 747-4700.

The physical address of Bay County Sheriff’s Office is:

3421 N Highway 77
Panama City, FL 32405
Phone: (850) 747-4700

Bay County Sheriff
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Bay County Jail Division Information

The physical location of Bay County Jail Division is:

5700 Star Lane
Panama City, Florida 32404
Phone: (850) 785-5245 or, (850) 215-5140

Sending Mail to Inmates at Bay County Jail Division:

Inmate’s Name and Booking Number
5700 Star Lane
Panama City, Florida 32404

Sending Money to Inmates at Bay County Jail Division:

  • Money Orders – Money Orders can be delivered in-person or by mail. Money Orders should be made payable to the Inmate.
  • Kiosk – A Kiosk machine is located in the lobby of the Bay County Jail Facility. The Kiosk accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. (service fee applies and there are no refunds from the Kiosk).
  • Phone – Funds can be posted to an inmate’s account at 1-866-232-1899.
  • Internet – Funds can be posted to an inmate’s account at www.touchpaydirect.com
Bay County Jail Division
Bay County Jail Visitations

Open Records Request in Panama City, Bay County, Florida

In compliance with §119.12, Florida Statutes, the records for the City of Panama City for purposes of submitting a request for copies of public records, or to inspect same, pursuant to the Florida Public Record Act, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, are as follows:

Municipal Government
City Clerk Darlene Hachmeister
819 E. 11th St.
Panama City, FL. 32401
(850) 872-3021
cityclerk@pcgov.org

Municipal Police Officers Pension Trust Fund
Lt. John Moore
1209 E. 15th St.
Panama City, FL. 32405
Phone: (850) 872-3100
Email: jmoore@pcgov.org

Fire Department
Fire Chief Alex Baird
600 U.S. HWY 98
Panama City, FL. 32401
Phone: (850) 872-3005
Email: abaird@pcgov.org

Municipal Firefighters Pension Trust Fund ​
Crystal Price
600 U.S. HWY 98
Panama City, FL. 32401
Phone: (850) 872-3059
Email: cprice@pcgov.org

Panama City Public Records Requests

Public Records – Police

Public records requests can be made at the Panama City Police Department located at

1209 E. 15th St.
Panama City, FL 32405

Panama Police Public Records

Public records can also be requested by contacting the Bay County manager. To make a public records request, please email Bay County manager Bob Majka, records custodian at publicrecords@baycountyfl.gov.

The location of and record request contact information for the Bay County manager is:

Bob Majka, Bay County Manager
840 W 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-248-8140
Email: publicrecords@baycountyfl.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public Records Requests, Bay County Manager:

Bay County Staff Directory
Statewide Official Records

Police Logs in Panama City, Bay County, Florida

For statewide criminal history information, please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records, (850) 410-8109, or visit the website.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Records:

Department of Law Enforcement

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search:

This database contains public record information on offenders classified as sexual predators and sexual offenders under Florida law because of a conviction for a sex-related crime.

Sexual Offenders and Predators Search

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