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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.


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: Richard Lewis
Co-Chair: Greg Radlinski
Upcoming Meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 11 a.m., Dalton Agency, 140 W. Monroe Street

Zone 1 - Sector B
Chair: Tim Hope
Co-Chair: Jamie Lepp
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6 p.m., SPAR Building 1321 N. Main Street

Zone 1 - Sector C
Chair: Mary Ann Whittle
Co-Chair: Dr. Alzic Upton
Upcoming Meeting: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7 p.m., Caroline Oaks Apartments, 5175 N. Main Street

Zone 2 - Sector D
Chair: David Williams
Co-chair: Jill Haskell
Upcoming Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 2 Substation, 9119 Merrill Road

Zone 2 - Sector E
Chair: Tony Langhals
Co-chairs:  Arletha H. Johns
Upcoming Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 2 Substation, 9119 Merrill Road

Zone 2 - Sector F
Chair: Bob Davis
Co-chair: Harley Herndon
Upcoming Meeting: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 2 Substation, 9119 Merrill Road

Zone 3 - Sector G
Chair: Robert Henning
Co-Chair: Norman Joseph
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 3 Substation, 8875 Liberty Ridge Drive

Zone 3 - Sector H
Chair: Robin Kaupas
Co-Chair: Don Redman
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 3 Substation, 8875 Liberty Ridge Drive

Zone 3 - Sector I
Chair: Bonnie Gunston
Co-Chair: Bob Greenlaw
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6 p.m., Zone 3 Substation, 8875 Liberty Ridge Drive

Zone 4 – Sector J
Chair: Alice Turknett
Co-Chair: Jack Vierling

Zone 4 - Sector K
Chair: Moire' Rae Walker
Co-Chair: Linda Barrow

Zone 4 - Sector L
Chair: David Pendley
Co-Chair: Mark McClow

Zone 5 - Sector M
Chair: Delores Swain
Co-Chair: Eric Walters

Zone 5 - Sector N
Chair: Rhonda Boyd
Co-Chair: Willie Frank Lyons

Zone 5 - Sector O
Chair: Genevieve Wing
Co-Chair: Joe Warwick

Zone 5 - Edward Waters University
Chair: Dr. Benjamin C. Okafor, Sr.
Co-Chair: Vacant

Zone 5 - Baldwin
Chair: Alice Bowen
Co-Chair: Mellivene Johnson

Zone 6 - Sector P
Chair: Gary Hughes
Co-Chair: Joseph Tate
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6 p.m., Police Academy, 4715 Capper Road

Zone 6 - Sector Q
Chair: Jamie Lacy
Co-Chair: Vacant
Upcoming Meeting: Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6 p.m., Oceanway Community Center, 12215 Sago Avenue West

*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

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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