The Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments program is a voluntary partnership between the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, property managers, owners, Sheriff's Watch - Apartmentsstaff, and residents. 

The goal is to provide a framework for a coordinated effort among all parties, in order to engage residents and management with the police and help them create a residence committed to safety and the prevention of crime.

The program offers training to management and staff. Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments coordinators are assigned to help facilitate the flow of information among each community’s participants.

There are three levels of participation and certification in the Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments program. The benefits of joining are outlined below. The levels of membership, requirements, and the benefits for each level are also detailed in the Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments Information Handbook.

For more information please contact the Sheriff's Watch - Apartments Coordinator in your zone.

Zone 1:  Officer M.A. Flores, Mark.Flores@jaxsheriff.org
Zone 2: Officer D.A. Chelgren, David.Chelgren@jaxsheriff.org
Zone 3: Officer S.L. McDaniel, Sharmonique.McDaniel@jaxsheriff.org
Zone 4: Officer J.E. Anderson, James.Anderson@jaxsheriff.org
Zone 5: Officer S.K. Strickland, Shawn.Strickland@jaxsheriff.org
Zone 6: Officer E.L. Hudson, Erica.Hudson@jaxsheriff.org

If you are unsure which zone your apartment community is located in, please click here for more information.

We look forward to working with you!
 

LEVEL ONE - BRONZE

As the manager of the property you will receive training through a program taught by a Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments Coordinator. There are no fees associated with participating in the training. 
 
Benefits Include:
  • You will have access to a Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments Coordinator specifically for trespass related issues.
  • Use of the Manager’s Toolbox located online at jaxsheriff.org
  • The rental community will be listed on JSO’s public website (jaxsheriff.org) showing that It is a “Level One-Bronze” certified property
  • You will receive a “Level One—Bronze” Certificate for display in your leasing office
  • As a “Level One—Bronze” member you will automatically become a member of Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments, and also have the opportunity to join other Sheriff’s Watch programs.
 

LEVEL TWO: SILVER

After the completion of “Level One”, a property assessment evaluation will be conducted (upon request) by the assigned Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments Coordinator. The Maintenance Supervisor will receive Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments training, as the property must meet the landscaping criteria identified in the evaluation. The Manager of the rental property will be required to have an established method of communication with residents.
 
Benefits Include:
  • An on-site property assessment evaluation will be provided at no charge, upon request
  • You will receive additional access to your Sheriff’s Watch—Apartments Coordinator for trespass issues, specific incidents and a Property Assessment Inspection
  • Use of the Manager’s Toolbox located online at jaxsheriff.org
  • The rental community will be listed on JSO’s Website (jaxsheriff.org) showing that it is a “Level Two-Silver” certified property
  • You will receive a “Level Two—Silver” Certificate for display in your rental office
 

LEVEL THREE: GOLD

In addition to the completion of “Level One” and “Level Two”, the community must meet all the requirements outlined in the property assessment evaluation.
 
Benefits Include:
  • You will have full access to a Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments Coordinator for any issues or incidents related to the Sheriff’s Watch – Apartments Program.
  • Use of the Manager’s toolbox located online at jaxsheriff.org  (and program related software)
  • The rental community will be listed on the JSO public website (jaxsheriff.org) showing that it is a “Level Three—Gold” certified property
  • You will receive a “Level Three—Gold” Certificate for display in your rental office
  • The property shall purchase Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments signs to display on site, showing participation in the program
  • We will provide Property Management with the Sheriff’s Watch — Apartments logo for use in advertisements about the property for the duration of the Gold Level distinction
  •  A JSO Officer will conduct a yearly tenants’ meeting and/or property walk.
  • “Level Three—Gold” properties will be eligible to receive recognition from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
 

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DISCLAIMER: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Sheriff’s Watch – Apartments program is a voluntary program.  No guarantees can be made for crime prevention effectiveness or reductions in crime on the member’s property.  The program is a tool that highlights information from both law enforcement and academic organizations, and encourages apartment communities to work with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in an effort to deter crime on their properties.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office does not provide legal advice or counsel.  None of the materials provided by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office should be regarded as legal advice.  It is the property management’s responsibility to know and abide by the law.  Any efforts made by apartment management to implement measures suggested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office shall be at the sole discretion and responsibility of management.