Body Cameras

Sheriff Mike Williams walking in the center, surrounded by some security, and people around him, with a sign to his right that says "a moment is not a movement"
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State Attorney Melissa Nelson’s Office will be the focal point for the release of body camera footage involving police shootings at the local level, according to Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams.

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Jacksonville Mike Williams announced in 2016 most officers were on board with wearing body cameras and the department would be rolling them out after a pilot program.

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is one of  seven large agencies in the U.S. receiving $997,956 from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Administration to roll out a body camera program.

The cameras are expected to be purchased in late 2018.


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Around 75 people turned out Thursday night for Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams’s update on the future of police body cameras in Duval County.

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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.


Ken Jefferson for Sheriff

Taking a veiled swipe at the current Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer leadership, Ken Jefferson says that if he's elected sheriff he won't "govern from behind the desk."

"I want to re-introduce the Police Department back to the community," said Jefferson, the Democratic candidate in the race to replace outgoing Sheriff John Rutherford.  

"What I'm finding out from my walks and talks all over the city is that people basically see 'drive-by cops.' There's no interaction."