Major Audie Rowell Appointed New Board Member of Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

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September 27, 2017
Niceville, FL (September 26, 2017)…Major Audie Rowell of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office recently joined the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center’s (ECCAC) board of directors.
 
With an extensive career in law enforcement since 1986, and the recipient of numerous awards, Major Rowell has worked with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and now the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. He has served Walton County as Internal Affairs Commander, Professional Standards Bureau Chief, Support Services Bureau Chief, Patrol Bureau Chief and is currently the Director of Emergency Services. Being involved in the community is high on Major Rowell’s priorities as he serves on the Walton County Area Chamber board, the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers board, and now ECCAC’s board. He and his wife, Cheri, have four children.
 
“The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to helping abused children through the horrific events that occur in their lives,” commented Major Rowell. “I am honored to be a part of such a tremendous organization that puts children first.”
The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat and support children in abusive situations. The non-profit organization helps prevent child abuse through education, protects child victims from future abuse, and provides resources to restore the lives of the impacted child and the child’s family. ECCAC serves Okaloosa and Walton counties and houses representatives from the Florida Department of Children and Families, Child Protection Team, State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, licensed mental health counselors, and ECCAC’s staff and volunteers.
 
For further information about the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, visit www.eccac.org or call 850-833-9237. If abuse is suspected, call the anonymous Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.
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