The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Integrity / Special Investigations Unit is a component of the Administration and the unit’s commanding officer reports directly to the Sheriff and Undersheriff.  The Integrity / Special Investigations Unit’s primary responsibility is to conduct investigations of alleged corruption involving Sheriff’s Office and City of Jacksonville employees, especially those that may require ongoing, long term scrutiny.  The outcome of these investigations may result in criminal and/or administrative charges against employees.

In addition, the Integrity / Special Investigations Unit conducts investigations into the following crimes:
  • Human Trafficking
  • Murder for Hire
  • Extortion
  • Food Tampering
  • Stalking (if the suspect is unknown)
  • Threatening / Harassing / Obscene Phone Calls (if the suspect is unknown)
  • Threats against Sheriff’s Office employees and Judicial Officers (judges, state attorney’s office personnel)
  • Non-Traditional Organized Crime (not related to terrorism)
  • Declared Arson Incidents (investigative liaison with the State Fire Marshal’s Office)

How are Allegations of Corruption Made?

Allegations of corruption or criminal activity by Sheriff’s Office of City employees can be made via telephone, mail, e-mail or in person.  Each allegation is reviewed by an Integrity / Special Investigations Unit supervisor and assigned to a unit detective for follow up, if appropriate.  People wanting to report allegations of corruption can remain anonymous. 

The Integrity / Special Investigations Unit can be contacted via:

Office Phone:    904-306-2100 (voicemail for call made after regular business hours)
Mail:                 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
E-mail:              IntegrityUnit@jaxsheriff.org
 
 
What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is the commercial exploitation of one person or group of people by another person or group of people through the use of force, fraud, or coercion and can be broken into two major types, labor trafficking and sex trafficking.  Under both state and federal law, victims do not have to be transported across state or international borders to meet the statutory requirements for human trafficking.  In addition, sex trafficking involving juvenile victims does not require the use of force, fraud, or coercion.  Integrity / Special Investigations Unit detectives work as members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force to combat human trafficking.  If you would like to learn more about human trafficking, please refer to PolarisProject.org or contact the Integrity / Special Investigations Unit at (904) 306-2100.


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