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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of 60 people after a four-month undercover narcotics investigation. Warrants are out for 11 additional people.

The investigation called “Operation Lockdown in O-Town” began on the Northside’s Oceanway area.


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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said more resources for human trafficking victims and community awareness are essential to addressing the problem in Jacksonville.

Several City Council members met with State Attorney Melissa Nelson, Sheriff Mike William, and others Monday to talk about how to help.


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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is planning six town hall meetings to gather input on a body camera pilot program, which is scheduled to roll out by this summer.

Some local civil rights leaders were upset JSO hadn’t been holding public input meetings all along.


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Three Jacksonville police officers have been arrested for tampering with evidence after one of them fatally shot a robbery suspect early this month.

Thursday on “First Coast Connect” we spoke with Fraternal Order of Police local 530 President Steve Zoma about the proposed use of body cameras by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. We also spoke with Melody Perry from Lutheran Social Services and caregiver Nakia Hinton about their Money Minders program and 5 and Dime Theatre Executive Director Lee Hambly talked about the theatre’s new location and the upcoming performance of the play “Night Mother.” 


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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been in the process of rolling out police body cameras for about a year.

However, residents and police unions are asking for a say in the policy surrounding the recording devices.


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A University of North Florida poll released Friday shows Jacksonville residents overall approve of the job the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is doing.

Lead UNF researcher Mike Binder said he had no idea how Jacksonville residents felt about the police until he surveyed them.


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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and the Drug Enforcement Agency Friday announced 15 arrests in a cocaine bust.  

A year long narcotics investigation, “Operation Scarface,” followed two Jacksonville drug operations using multiple houses from the Northside to the Southside said Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

The Downtown Art Walk returns to Jacksonville’s urban core Feb. 1 with a special theme of peace and love. Downtown Vision Inc. CEO says to not be afraid to take part in the Wednesday night event despite recent shootings.

Darryl Daniels, a Navy veteran who served 24 years with the JSO, is the first African-American to be sworn in as Clay County’s new Sheriff. He replaces the retiring Rick Beesler.

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Northeast Florida State Attorney Melissa Nelson announced Tuesday her office is creating a new division to go after human traffickers on the First Coast.

“Because these crimes intersect with almost all different areas of the criminal justice system including drug trafficking, sexual assault and others,” Nelson said. “And because these crimes affect some of the most vulnerable in our community, adding these dedicated resources is a way that we can help those preyed upon to end this vicious cycle.”

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Over the past five years, Jacksonville police have made about 1,000 arrests for buying, selling, or soliciting sex. Eight of every 10 arrests involved female offenders — many for second or third offenses.  

Jacksonville police officers said the threat of arrest for prostitution is a deterrent, but other cities are focusing less on jail time.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office got some guidance Monday for strengthening its relationship and with citizens and increasing transparency.

Four community task forces that focused on transparency, resources, training and community engagement issued their recommendations after a year of research.


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A Jacksonville corrections officer is out of the job after admitting to using illegal drugs and trying to cheat a drug test.

Officer Lisa Davis was arrested and charged Monday.


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Jacksonville police officers are on board with body cameras — that’s what Sheriff Mike Williams told a City Council committee Tuesday morning. A program requiring police to wear them is in the making.


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