JSO is unique in that the law enforcement agency is an integral part of the City of Jacksonville. In 1968, the City of Jacksonville consolidated with Duval County to form one governing body. The Jacksonville Police Department and the Duval County Road Patrol combined to create the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Because of this consolidation, JSO is led by an elected sheriff and provides law enforcement to the community, detention for law breaking individuals and also prevention programs through community policing, community affairs and the Police Athletic League.
JSO offers careers in all aspects of law enforcement: police officers, corrections officers, court bailiff officers, community service officers, civilians and police emergency communications officers. For further information about the organizational structure and processes of JSO, please see our main website www.coj.net.