Now Hiring for Police Emergency Communications Officers
January 17, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 17, 2018) - Some people call them Emergency/9-1-1 Operators; some call them Police Emergency Communications Officers, we just think of them as the “lifeline between people in need and the police.” Are you interested in a job like this? The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently hiring for Police Emergency Communications Officers (civilian position)Please click here to apply. Listing closes at 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Sheriff Mike Williams addresses the audience at Tuesday's news conference.
January 16, 2018

Community Education is Key

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 16, 2018) - On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Sheriff Mike Williams was joined by members of the Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition and state and local criminal justice officials to reaffirm their commitment to raising awareness about the issue of slavery and human trafficking locally and throughout the country.
Bethune Cookman and JSO graphic
January 16, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 16, 2018) - The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce a new partnership with Bethune-Cookman University to provide training sessions for our sworn members that will focus on building and maintaining community trust. These training sessions will equip our members with expanded strategies to establish positive relationships with the diverse community we serve, as well as minimize cultural misunderstandings and negative interactions. Discussions with Bethune-Cookman began in Summer 2017 and culminated in the acceptance of their proposed program in September 2017. Sheriff Williams believes this is a highly effective way to spend funds that were allocated for agency training. Sworn members of various ranks will begin training next week.
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January 12, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 12, 2018) - Several weeks ago, Sheriff Mike Williams asked the police legal advisor to perform a review of pedestrian citation statutes to develop a clear explanation of Florida Statutes as a framework for officers to follow in issuing such citations 

PRINT VERSION: Sheriff's Response*

Going to the Big Game? You need to be parked and at the game by 11 a.m. to make kickoff
January 05, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 5, 2018) - If you are attending the Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars game on Sunday, January 7, please be parked and at the gate at 11 a.m. to make kickoff. This is due to the traffic and security at the game.

Additional Information:
CSO Graduation on Thursday, January 4, 2018
January 05, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 5, 2018) - On Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12 new Community Service Officers (CSO) graduated from the Academy.

CSOs are civilian personnel assigned to serve as force multipliers for the Patrol Division. Some duties include handling traffic crashes, abandoned vehicles and traffic control.
We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Class. To apply please visit:
January 04, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 4, 2018) - Twice a year the JSO offers Jacksonville citizens an opportunity to learn about police operations in this large city policing agency - up close and personal with the people who are in charge! The class meets every Thursday (except on holidays) from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. for 12 weeks.

Please click here to applyApplication deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018  
If you are unable to apply online please call (904) 630-2160.
We're Hiring School Crossing Guards - Call (904) 630-2160 to apply!
January 04, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 4, 2018) - JSO's Patrol Support Division is currently hiring School Crossing Guards. School Crossing Guards are part-time employees who are assigned to roadways near elementary schools throughout the city to assist children in traveling to and from school safely.
Public Information Officer Melissa Bujeda (left) and Public Information Office Christian Hancock (right)
January 02, 2018
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 2, 2018) - In 2018, you will see Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officers wearing a new badge. This badge commemorates 50 years of JSO operations under the consolidated city. This is an official Jacksonville Sheriff's Office badge personnel could buy themselves to wear to celebrate the 50 year anniversary in 2018. It is a distinct change compared to our current badge, and brings the five point sheriff star look back to Jacksonville.  Please click here to visit JSO's Facebook page for more information.
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December 18, 2017
(December 18, 2017) – In a news conference where he was joined by State Attorney Melissa Nelson and Mayor Lenny Curry, Sheriff Mike Williams today hosted the local media and showcased the newly installed ballistics identification system that will link gun forensics and data to the national data base known as NIBIN. He also introduced Pete Lardizabal, a firearms and tool mark examination and forensics expert. Lardizabal is the new manager of JSO’s Firearms Lab.
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