This month, $4 million will go to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to increase police presence in Jacksonville’s most violent neighborhoods. The money will go to “Operation Safe Streets“, which is JSO’s attempt to reach out to the community while tracking violent criminals. Police are watching out for violent crimes and gun crimes.
Sheriff John Rutherford wants to add 225 new police officers over the next 5 years. The goal is to create more “community policing” in the areas of Jacksonville where the crime rate is the highest.