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Juveniles and Crime

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Audio Traffic Jacksonville Mobile App

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Dispatched Police Calls for Service Webpage

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Operation Ceasefire

Synthetic Drugs

Image of Synthetic DrugsPlease watch these two public service annoucements with your pre-teens and teenagers:

iWatch Jacksonville

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"Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow" - Cyclist, Driver and Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Alert Today Alive Tomorrow LogoOn Friday, March 1, 2013, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) announced the launch of a city wide awareness campaign among motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to reduce the amount of crashes and fatalities occurring on our roadways.

Please click here to access the campaign webpage which contains traffic statistics, news releases and campaign materials.

Jacksonville's Red Light Enforcement Program

Jacksonville's Red Light Camera Enforcement Intiative - "Respect the Red"

  • Please click here to visit the "Respect the Red" webpage

Community Oriented Policing Expands - PERF Project Underway at JSO


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Operation Safe Streets
Gun Crime = Hard Time.
Gun Bounty
The local business community joins fight to reduce murder rate as Chamber pledges $200,000 toward JSO's Operation Safe Streets. 
Operation Safe Streets Public Awareness Campaign
As part of our Operation Safe Streets murder and gun violence reduction campaign, a media campaign is being launched for the Gun Bounty program promoting the SEE IT, SAY IT, STOP IT message.
  • Radio
  • Billboard

    See It, Say It, Stop It Billboard

Project Safe Students in Schools

Project Safe Students in Schools is an early intervention program and partnership between Duval County Public Schools and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.


Six Pillars of Character Award


Six Pillars of Character / CHARACTER COUNTS! LogoThe Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has partnered with CHARACTER COUNTS! in Jacksonville to present the first monthly Six Pillars of Character Award at the March Meritorious Awards Ceremony. The award is for any JSO employee who demonstrates one of the Six Pillars of Character; trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Nominations are open to the public.


Teen Driver Challenge Teen Driver Challenge Logo

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Florida Sheriff's Association, encourages teenagers to take the 'Teen Driver Challenge.' The Teen Challenge is a two-day driver's education course proven to help reduce traffic crashes. Licensed teen drivers ages 16-19 are eligible to participate in the classes.

Learn more about the Teen Driver Challenge classes

Justice and The Revolving Door: The Jacksonville Experience in Recidivism Intervention



Photo Caption: Governor Jeb Bush signs legislation on June 23, 2004, to stop the revolving door and make intervention and treatment a possibility as Sheriff Rutherford looks on.

Operation Showdown

Operation Showdown is an on-going law enforcement program was implemented in two areas of Jacksonville with a taskforce of hand-picked patrol officers in 2004. The initiative addressed drug trafficking activities as well as low-level criminal activities such as trespassing, loitering, and the presence of suspicious persons. Operation Showdown uses the basic premise of the 'Broken Window' theory, which states that allowing such activities to continue increases the potential that higher-level crimes will soon occur.

Showdown Evaluation
This presentation portrays what has occurred in the Showdown locations since the inception of the Sheriff Rutherford's Operation Showdown. Using maps that show a concentration of activity, the presentation describes how the locations were chosen and what has happened in these two locations since January 2004. The presentation also demonstrates an initiative in Zone 2 (Arlington) that was started which closely follows the tenets of Operation Showdown.

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Anti-Litter Initative

Anti-Litter Initiative (PowerPoint Presentation)
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