Quarterly Meritorious Awards Ceremony
Recipients are nominated by other JSO employees and selected for recognition by the agency's Merit Board. The "Employee of the Quarter" honorees will be selected from the three "Employee of the Month" honorees from that quarter. In addition, local businesses in Jacksonville sponsor the awards, and each winner receives special recognition for their outstanding performance by the sponsor.
Effective October 1, 2015, the Sheriff's Monthly Meritorious Awards Ceremonies is held quarterly (January, April, July and October). "Employees of the Month" will be recognized each month, and this recognition will take place at their workplace, and by their chain of command.
The award categories are as follows:
Police Officer of the Quarter, sponsored by Nimnicht Chevrolet Company
Corrections Officer of the Quarter, sponsored by Coggin Honda on Atlantic
Civilian Employee of the Quarter, sponsored by Alhambra Threatre & Dining
Reserve Officer or Volunteer of the Quarter, sponsored by G4S Secure Solutions, Inc.
Police Supervisor of the Quarter, sponsored by Stein Mart, Inc.
Corrections or Civilian Supervisor of the Quarter, sponsored by First Coast Security Services, Inc.
Six Pillars of Character Award
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is proud to work with the Josephson Institute of Ethics to present the CHARACTER COUNTS! Award. 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.
Other Employee Recognition Programs
Continuous Improvement Employee of the Quarter, sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House started in January 2011.
The Continuous Improvement Employee of the Quarter award is given to any JSO employee who has embodied the philosophies of continuous improvement and/or implemented improvements in processes and/or physical areas. In order to be eligible, the recipient cannot have received recognition in any other category for the same continuous improvement initiative. Nominations can be made within the agency.
The award is given quarterly at the Sheriff's Meritorious Awards Ceremony.
Employee of the Year
Beginning in 2016, the agency's "Employee of the Year" ceremony will take place in February rather than January. At the beginning of each year, the Sheriff recognizes eight JSO employees who best represent the Sheriff's Office Core Values: Worthy of Trust, Always Improving, Respect for Each Other and Community Focused.
The eight recipients of the Employee of the Year Award were all former honorees during the previous year. These outstanding employees work day-in and day-out demonstrating excellence and commitment to their chosen profession of law enforcement.
*Thank you to Publix Super Markets for sponsoring refreshments for the Meritorious Awards Ceremonies.
Sheriff's Semi-Annual Retirement Celebration
The next Semi-Annual Retirement Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22, 2016. This celebration is for employees who are retiring or have recently retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.