JACKSONVILLE, FL (October 22, 2018) - "We are diligently investigating this weekend’s incident in the 900 Block of A Philip Randolph Boulevard. I share the community’s frustration in the violence that is impacting our city. We will turn the tide on the violence, and we will do it sooner with the community’s help. Anyone who has information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-TIPS.
While the investigation into the incident on A Philip Randolph Boulevard is underway, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to prepare for the Georgia-Florida events that will take place this week and into the weekend. More than 600 police will be assigned on game day to secure not only the venue, but the larger footprint of downtown and into the surrounding neighborhoods including those on the other side of the river. We will have special resources staged and ready for rapid deployment if needed. Additionally, we are bringing in additional lighting systems to set up along the main thoroughfares. Our federal, state and local partners are – as always – working closely with us in the pre- and post-game preparations. We are all committed to ensuring that Jacksonville residents and visitors enjoy this annual celebration." --Sheriff Mike Williams