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SAFETY FOR ALL

We all want to live and work in a city that feels safe. We need to be able to leave our homes each day, and return, without incident or fear. Regardless of your zip code, you deserve safety, equal access to housing, fairness and justice. 

I’m Ken Jefferson…and your safety is my priority as sheriff. 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

REAL REFORM. 
REAL JUSTICE. 
SAFETY FOR ALL.

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MEET KEN JEFFERSON

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Equal access to housing and healthcare has always been important to Ken Jefferson. One of seven children, he was born and raised in Jacksonville and at the age of twelve, became homeless when his family lost their home. Despite weeks of living in their station wagon, he attended school each day before eventually moving to the Washington Heights housing projects. It was there that he saw the effects of crime on underserved communities.

 

During his 24-year career with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, he began as patrol officer and was promoted to leadership roles, including field training officer, administrative detective for the Inspections and Accreditation Unit, academy staff instructor, burglary detective, sex crimes detective and police recruiter. He became the face and voice of the agency as its public information officer.
The Drug Education for Youth program that he led, was hailed as one of the best in the nation by the U.S. Congress and the Department of Justice. He received additional honors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, Bob Hayes Special Community Service Award, and the Jacksonville City Council. He also received a lifesaving award after rescuing three young girls from a car submerged in a pond after an accident. 
Ken currently serves on the Providence School, Keiser University, Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Center and Changing Homelessness Boards of Directors. He is a graduate of Leadership Jax (2014), Lifework Leadership, holds a master’s degree in Theology and Honorary Doctorate Degrees from St. Thomas Christian University and Jacksonville Theological Seminary. 

 

WHY I'M RUNNING

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STAY IN THE LOOP 

YOU DESERVE 

THE SAME LEVEL OF JUSTICE NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. 

STAY IN THE LOOP FOR UPDATES, ALERTS, AND UPCOMING EVENTS 

Thank you for your support!