Who can arrest you in Jacksonville?

The Forbess Law Firm is a Northeast Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm. We practice 100% criminal law and all of our clients have been accused of a crime, whether or not they have been arrested. As criminal lawyers, we analyze Florida crime information, particularly statistics that relate to Jacksonville and the surrounding counties.

In Jacksonville / Duval County, there are 13 law enforcement agencies that have the power to arrest you. They are:

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
Jacksonville Beach Police Department
Atlantic Beach Police Department
Neptune Beach Police Department
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
University of North Florida Police Departmenttarg
Jacksonville Port Authority
Duval County School Board
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
Florida Game Commission
Florida Highway Patrol

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, by far, arrests the most people. From January to June 2010, JSO arrested 19,013 people. The Florida Highway Patrol came in second, with 1,312 arrests. Jacksonville Beach PD arrested 846, Atlantic Beach arrested 417, and Neptune Beach arrested 219.