Special Investigations Unit


Lieutenant Shawn Thompson supervises the Special Investigations Unit, which includes vice and narcotics and street crimes.

He graduated from Catholic High School and has a Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice from the University of West FLorida.

He was hired by the Pensacola Police Department as a cadet on September 18, 2000, promoted to police officer on May 12, 2003, promoted to sergeant on March 4, 2013, and promoted to lieutenant on May 23, 2016.

Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, K-9 officer, Vice & Narcotics, Investigations, SWAT, and Professional Standards. Prior to his assignment to the Special Investigations Unit, he was a supervisor in the Uniform Patrol Division.

Lieutenant Thompson can be reached by phone at 850.435.1906 or via email at Sthompson. 


Undercover officers assigned to the Vice and Narcotics Unit investigate crimes involving narcotics and vice operations such as prostitution, gambling and pornography.

They also gather and distribute intelligence information relevant to police duties. In an effort to curb the flow of drugs into the Pensacola area, officers continue to focus on long- range investigations aimed at mid- and upper-level dealers.

Alex Fox supervises the Vice and Narcotics Unit.

He was hired as a cadet on April 25, 2005; promoted to police officer on June 19, 2006; and promoted to sergeant on January 4, 2016. Among his assignments have been Uniform Patrol, Community Oriented Policing Squad, SWAT, and Vice and Narcotics.

Sergeant Fox can be reached by phone at 850.435.1841 or email Sergeant Fox.