Sheriff John H. RutherfordWelcome to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Website. Thank you for taking the time to connect with us via the Internet. I am very proud of this agency and the men and women who serve in the department. Our sworn and non-sworn personnel are dedicated and committed employees who strive to make the JSO the premier law enforcement agency in the nation.

Public Safety involves partnership. I invite you to partner with your men and women in blue uniforms. When citizens and police officers know and trust one another, they become unified in their approach to crime. For my part, I pledge to work with you and faithfully honor the oath of office I took at the start of my term.

With your help, we can build on the benefits that have already been provided by the neighborhood walks, advisory councils and stop stations that are currently in place. I will seek your input in order to meet your needs. I intend to ride with patrol officers throughout the city on a regular basis so I can experience firsthand the challenges and issues that exist in our community today. Let us pledge to work together to make Jacksonville an even better and safer place to live.

Of course the Internet gives us yet another means of staying in touch. Also, we invite you to watch our weekly cable television show, Signal 94. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Sheriff John H. Rutherford