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June 01, 2018
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JACKSONVILLE, FL (June 1, 2018) - JSO is currently accepting applications for upcoming Teen Driver Challenge classes.  Classes are scheduled to take place June 9, October 13 and December 8.

In April, JSO held one of four classes scheduled to take place in 2018.
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May 25, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 25, 2018) - Police Emergency Communications Officers, also known as PECOs, serve as a vital part of JSO's day-to-day operations. This civilian position is viewed as the "lifeline between people in need and the police."  The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is currently hiring for this position.  Please click here to apply
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May 25, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 25, 2018) - Sheriff Mike Williams and Assistant Chief Mike Johnson will be walking in the Murray Hill Community starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018*. The walk will begin at the Murray Hill Playground Park located at 4208 Kingsbury Street.

*This event was originally scheduled to take place on Monday, May 14th, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Event Flyer**

 
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May 23, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 23, 2018) - Services honoring fallen JSO Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker were held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  Officer Whitaker died in the line of duty on May 15, 2018 and received full honors from the JSO Honor Guard.

Please click on the links below to view:

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Funeral Service for Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker
- Funeral Procession - Video #1 (from the lead car in the procession)
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Funeral Procession - Video #2 (view of the procession)
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Graveside Ceremony
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May 18, 2018
Updated Tuesday, May 22, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 18, 2018) - On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker, #7656, died in the line of duty. Officer Whitaker was a 17 year veteran with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He will receive full honors from the JSO Honor Guard.
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May 15, 2018
Story updated at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2018:

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 15, 2018) - On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Police Officer Lance C. Whitaker, #7656 was responding to a traffic crash near I-295 and Alta Drive in his marked patrol unit around 4:30 a.m. when he was involved in a single-vehicle traffic crash. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
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May 09, 2018
Updated Monday, May 14th: The Walk has been postponed due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2018,. 

 
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May 04, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 4, 2018) - On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office along with the Zone 2 Sheriff's Watch Advisors will host a Safety Fair at Regency Square Mall, 9501 Arlington Expressway. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Event Flyer*
 
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May 02, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 2, 2018) - Police Emergency Communications Officers (PECOs) serve as a vital part of JSO's day-to-day operations. We view PECOs as the "lifeline between people in need and the police."

Are you interested in a fast-paced job like this? The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently hiring for this civilian position. Please click here to apply. Listing closes at 11:59 p.m., on Tuesday, May 8th.
 
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April 27, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (April 27, 2018) - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5-30 held the city's annual Police Memorial Day Observance on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Fallen Officers Memorial Wall in downtown. 

- Sheriff Williams' Message
- Program*
- Video
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