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Citizen Engagement Opportunities
Sheriff's Watch

The Sheriff’s Watch programs focus on citizen engagement with police to make our community a safer place.  The level of participation varies and the programs cater to a wide range of audiences from the main program Sheriff’s Watch down to Sheriff’s Watch – Apartments and Sheriff’s Watch – Business. We have something for everyone!

In this section you will learn about Sheriff’s Watch and upcoming meeting times, along with other programs available under this design including: Sheriff’s Watch – Apartments, Sheriff’s Watch – Business, Sheriff’s Watch – Español, and Sheriff’s Watch – Neighborhood.

To apply to join one or more of these programs please click here to fill out our online application.
 

 

Important Information

  • Starting in October 2021, in-person Sheriff's Watch meetings will resume. Please call your Zone substation for meeting date, time and location. (Updated Monday, September 27, 2021)
  • Starting in October 2020, all Sheriff's Watch meetings will take place online. Please check Nextdoor or call the substation for meeting information. Thank you for understanding. (Updated Monday, October 5, 2020)

What is Sheriff’s Watch?

What strengthens relationships between citizens and police? We believe that happens when citizens and police can take a walk together; gSheriff's Watch logoet online and hear from each other; go to a meeting and speak to one another in a relaxed environment; join together in a class; or on a ride along with a police officer. These encounters are where information is exchanged and trust is built.

We will always have the emergency calls for services, and we always work hard to provide the best service and professionalism in those situations. We are equally committed to educating the public about issues on the national forefront and of concern locally. But the very best opportunity to strengthen a relationship between a citizen and the police is when we can meet and talk about issues of concern.

For more than 20 years the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has had a Sheriff’s Advisory Council. The monthly meetings, in the areas where citizens work and live, is citizen led and provides an opportunity for that face-to-face discussion about crime issues facing our neighborhoods. JSO police are active participants, and together solutions and recommendations are discussed and implemented. There is an accountability and more importantly, a bond that grows from people knowing they can come to a meeting to get a resolution to a problem, or learn the many ways crime can be prevented.

All of this is done with the goal of a safer community and stronger relationships.
 

Sheriff’s Watch Monthly Meetings Times / Locations

Each month meeting information will be available on Nextdoor and by calling the Zone Office.  If you are not sure which sector meeting to attend please visit the Find My Zone feature on this website.

Zone 1 - Sector A
Chair: Vacant
Co-Chair: Richard Lewis
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 1 substation at 904.630.8144 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 1 - Sector B
Chair: Tim Hope
Co-Chair:  Heather Perry
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 1 substation at 904.630.8144 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 1 - Sector C
Chair: Mary Ann Whittle
Co-Chair: Dr. Alzic Upton
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 1 substation at 904.630.8144 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 2 - Sector D
Chair: David Williams
Co-chair: Jill Haskell
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 2 substation at 904.630.8166 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 2 - Sector E
Chair: Tony Langhals
Co-chairs:  Arletha H. Johns
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 2 substation at 904.630.8166 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 2 - Sector F
Chair: Bob Davis
Co-chair: Harley Herndon
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 2 substation at 904.630.8166 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 3 - Sector G
Chair: Robert Henning
Co-Chair: Norman Joseph
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 3 substation at 904.630.8100 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 3 - Sector H
Chair: Robin Kaupas
Co-Chair: Don Redman
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 3 substation at 904.630.8100 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 3 - Sector I
Chair: Bonnie Gunston
Co-Chair: Bob Greenlaw
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 3 substation at 904.630.8100 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 4 – Sector J
Chair: Alice Turknett
Co-Chair: Jack Vierling
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 4 substation at 904.630.8133 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 4 - Sector K
Chair: Moire' Rae Walker
Co-Chair: To Be Determined
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 4 substation at 904.630.8133 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 4 - Sector L
Chair: David Pendley
Co-Chair: John Tackett
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 4 substation at 904.630.8133 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 5 - Sector M
Chair: Delores Swain
Co-Chair: Eric Walters
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 5 substation at 904.470.8900 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 5 - Sector N
Chair: Rhonda Boyd
Co-Chair: Willie Frank Lyons
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 5 substation at 904.470.8900 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 5 - Sector O
Chair: Genevieve Wing
Co-Chair: Joe Warwick
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 5 substation at 904.470.8900 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 5 - Edward Waters College (EWC)
Chair: Dr. Benjamin C. Okafor, Sr.
Co-Chair: Termil McClain
Meetings: 12 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month

Zone 5 - Baldwin
Chair: Alice Bowen
Co-Chair: Mellivene Johnson
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 5 substation at 904.470.8900 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 6 - Sector P
Chair: Gary Hughes
Co-Chair: Joseph Tate
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 6 substation at 904.630.8688 for upcoming meeting information.

Zone 6 - Sector Q
Chair: Nancy Burnett
Co-Chair: Jamie Lacy
Upcoming Meeting: Please call the Zone 6 substation at 904.630.8688 for upcoming meeting information.

*Note: Sheriff's Watch meetings are subject to change. Please contact the zone telephone number to verify meeting time and location before the meeting date. Please note that most Sheriff's Watch Groups do not meet in December. In November all Sheriff's Watch Groups meet together for an annual citywide meeting.

What is a Sheriff’s Watch Advisor?

Each of the 19 Sheriff's Watch Groups are led by a Chair and Co-Chair who serve as an important Advisor to the Sheriff. These individuals aide JSO in carrying out the agency's mission by helping to bridge us with citizens throughout their area of the city. Additionally, Advisors meet with Sheriff Williams and his staff on a quarterly basis.

Ways to Be a Sheriff’s Watch Member

Engage with us by particpating in:

  • Monthly Sheriff's Watch Meetings in the Sector where you live or where your business is located
  • Be an active member of a neighborhood watch group
  • Join the Sheriff, your Zone Assistant Chief, Lieutenants, or Sergeants for a neighborhood walk
  • Attend a "Coffee With a Cop" or "Haircuts and Conversation" - help promote it to your neighbors and friends
  • Participate in National Night Out (first Tuesday in August)
  • Volunteer at a Sheriff's Watch Safety Fair
  • Join an existing Nextdoor neighborhood or start a new one. To learn more please visit Nextdoor.com.

For more information about Sheriff's Watch and the monthly meetings please contact JSO's Community Engagement Section at 904.630.2160.
 
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