Monthly Meritorious Awards Ceremony
Recipients are nominated by other JSO employees and selected for recognition by the agency's Peer Achievement and Merit Boards. In addition, local businesses in Jacksonville sponsor the awards, and each winner receives special recognition for their outstanding performance by the sponsor.
The ceremony takes place the last Thursday of each month* and can be viewed by the public by going to www.jaxsheriff.org / Live Feed box.
*event dates may change due to holidays
The award categories are as follows:
Police Officer of the Month, sponsored by Nimnicht Chevrolet Company
Corrections Officer of the Month, sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Civilian Employee of the Month, sponsored by Alhambra Threatre & Dining
Reserve Officer or Volunteer of the Month, sponsored by G4S Secure Solutions, Inc.
Police Supervisor of the Month, sponsored by Stein Mart, Inc.
Corrections or Civilian Supervisor of the Month, sponsored by First Coast Security Services, Inc.
Lifesaving Medal*, sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5-30
Medal of Merit, Medal of Valor and Purple Heart Medal, co-sponsored by Ameris Bank and Justice Coalition*
*Lifesaving Medal; Medal of Merit; Medal of Valor; Medal of Honor; and Purple Heart are all awarded by the agency on an "as warranted" basis. Nominations are generated by the employee's supervisor.
Additionally, a Peer Achievement Ribbon can be earned by an employee, based on a vote of their peers each month, recognizing service to the community and/or agency.
Employee of the Year
The agency's "Employee of the Year" ceremony takes place in February. At the beginning of each year, the Sheriff recognizes the JSO employees who best represent the Sheriff's Office Core Values: Always Improving, Community Focused, Respect for Each Other and Worthy of Trust.
The 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.