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
Elected Sheriff in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in 2019, 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, Williams, his wife, Jodi and their three sons are proud to call Jacksonville home.
“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
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.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Organizational Chart
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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