Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office

Yannuzzi and Patriot: Bringing Home the Missing

Yannuzzi and Patriot: Bringing Home the Missing

By the time local news stations began reporting that an 11-year-old child was missing, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Officer Anthony Yannuzzi and his tracking bloodhound K9, Patriot, were already on the hunt. “When we arrived, the child’s scent was already over an hour old. Once K9 Patriot was given the scent, he took off and […]

JSO Increases Presence in Ortega

JSO Increases Presence in Ortega

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church donates space for a new Stop Station St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Jacksonville has partnered with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) to assist law enforcement in Ortega and surrounding communities of Avondale and Westside. The church donated space in its Grace House resource center for JSO to use as a field […]

Investigation Underway Following Avondale Shooting

Investigation Underway Following Avondale Shooting

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives were on scene in Avondale following a Saturday night shooting last month that left one man dead. At roughly 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, officers responded to the 3800 block of St. Johns Avenue, near Montgomery place after a 911 call was received reporting […]

City Council Approves Florida Blue Office Space for JSO

City Council Approves Florida Blue Office Space for JSO

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s (JSO) Homeland Security Division will soon be getting new office space in Brooklyn’s Florida Blue office tower. Currently, 135 of the division’s 205 employees are housed at a JSO facility at the intersection of Liberty and Beaver streets while the remaining officers are at additional off-site locations. At a Sept. 5 […]

Special Committee Begins Hard Look at Improvements for JSO Facilities

Special Committee Begins Hard Look at Improvements for JSO Facilities

In August, the City of Jacksonville kicked off a series of special committee meetings that will take a hard look at how best to address the critical issues facing Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) facilities on a day-to-day basis. The Special Committee of the Council to Review JSO Primary Facilities met on Wednesday, Aug. 16, for […]

JSO Hosts Town Hall: Agency unveils Realignment Project, new programs

JSO Hosts Town Hall: Agency unveils Realignment Project, new programs

Sheriff T.K. Waters welcomed the community to a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Town Hall Meeting at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center on Wednesday, July 19, where he shared several announcements and discussed new JSO additions. Zoned Out During his address, Waters unveiled his Realignment Project, which replaced JSO’s former Zones of Response with […]

Incidents highlight alternative actions for JSO, communities

Incidents highlight alternative actions for JSO, communities

Officials have new measures for combating crime, dereliction Repeated gun violence incidents at the Scottish Inn at 2300 Philips Highway have underscored the need for increased crime-control measures in Jacksonville. Early morning on Dec. 31, 2022, police officers found a man shot multiple times on Mark Avenue, a street right behind the Scottish Inn. The […]