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Welcome to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office! We are here to help!

Located in Duval County, Florida, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) is an accredited agency comprised of approximately 3,500 employees; including nearly 2,000 sworn police; corrections and civilian personnel.

As one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the nation, JSO provides rigorous training, maintains the highest professional standards, and offers a technologically advanced academy to train top quality employees to serve and protect a community of nearly one-million citizens.

Under the leadership of Sheriff Mike Williams, the members of the agency strive for a crime-free environment, driven by partnerships with empowered citizens, fostering a vibrant community and the success of all individuals.

In this section you will learn about the history of the Sheriff’s Office, ways you can get involved, about upcoming events and much more!

Sheriff Mike Williams

Sheriff Mike Williams with a child riding a bicycle

Since being elected Sheriff in 2015, Sheriff Mike Williams has demonstrated the ability to lead the fight against crime with a proven record of innovation and a commitment to serving every citizen in every neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. Born and raised in Jacksonville, he and his wife are proud to call Jacksonville home for their three sons.

After serving in the Air National Guard, Sheriff Williams began his successful career at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) in 1991.  During more than 22 years on the force, he worked at every level of the agency.  From his very first day as a police officer, he never forgot that the agency’s success depends on all officers listening to the community they serve and working together. This is a primary tenant of his administration.

Since being elected to serve the City of Jacksonville as its fifth Sheriff, Mike Williams has demonstrated his commitment to driving down violent crime by leveraging newer technology including body cameras and gunfire detection systems to solve crimes.  He is further growing the public's trust in the JSO through his mandate for enhanced transparency.  Sheriff Williams continues to highlight the use of diversion programming; and increase mental health and special needs awareness among officers and the public JSO serves.  He recognizes Jacksonville’s success depends on the involvement of citizens from every neighborhood of the city, and every walk of life.

“I  love  this  job  and  consider  myself  to  be  the  most  fortunate  public  servant  anywhere. My  community  is  wonderful,  and  together  we  are  deeply  committed  to  the  success  of the  Jacksonville  Sheriff s  Office.  The public officials I work with are passionate about  reducing  crime  and  support  my  efforts  to  do  that  with  our  strategic  vision,  steadfast rigor,  and  a  determination  to  succeed.  The  men  and  women  that  I  am  privileged  to lead  - they  make  the  job  a  true  calling  for  me.  I am working every day to solidify the  confidence  the community has  shown  in  me  and  earn  their  continued  support.” - Sheriff Mike Williams


Sheriff Mike Williams At A Press Conference

 

Organizational Chart

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Organizational Chart

Annual Reports

Accreditations

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Being accredited is not mandatory for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, but it does reflect our commitment to demonstrate professional excellence to the Jacksonville community.


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