A law enforcement career spanning almost three decades with the Pensacola Police Department will end Monday (Oct. 17) when Sgt. Carl Hawkins retires.
Hawkins was initially hired as a police officer on February 1, 1988 and worked until January 4, 1991 when he left to pursue other interests. He was re-hired as an officer on January 14, 1992 and promoted to sergeant on January 22, 2005.
He has an additional five years of law enforcement experience with agencies in Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.
Among his assignments at the Pensacola Police Department have been Uniform Patrol, Community Relations, Neighborhood Policing Unit, and Pensacola International Airport.
He also was a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer at Cordova Park and Allie Yniestra elementary schools and the Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy. Hawkins currently supervises the department’s School Resource Officers.
The reception is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at police headquarters, 711 N. Hayne St.