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Chief Bobby VarnesOn behalf of the Apalachicola Police Department, welcome to our web site.

Apalachicola is a beautiful historical community of approximately 2,400 full time residents, and thousands of visitors each year. We are located in the Panhandle of Florida, and nestled among the Gulf of Mexico, the beautiful Apalachicola River and the Apalachicola Bay. Apalachicola was founded in 1831 and served as the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico. Apalachicola is known for its historical homes and buildings and for the abundance of fresh Florida seafood.

We are proud of our community and the efforts our officers and employees make daily to ensure our city is a safe and peaceful place to live, work and visit.

The Apalachicola Police Department is committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property. We strive to serve the people of the community with the utmost respect, fairness and compassion.

I hope you find our website helpful and information. Our goal is to serve you.

Thank you,

Chief Bobby Varnes

  Mission Statement
Our mission is to promote and maintain an atmosphere of safety and security within our community, through highly skilled employees, dedicated to the protection of constitutional guarantees, maintenance of order, and safe-guarding of life and property. To continue to improve and increase personnel within the department to keep pace with growth. To continue to improve and increase equipment to stay abreast of technological advances. To promote existing systems. To foster a positive and enriching work environment which offers career developments, challenge and reward. To maintain an efficient and effective organization for the delivery of police service. To incorporate the principals of community and problem oriented policing into the everyday duties of the employees, and to work closely together with the residents of Apalachicola in ways to solve the problems of crime, the fear of crime, physical and social disorders and neighborhood decay. To develop strategies promoting team work, unifying the efforts and goals of all members to foster a sense of trust, integrity and a positive sense of worth within the department.
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