Sheriff John H. Rutherford (R)
AA degree, Florida Community College at Jacksonville; BA degree, criminology, Florida State University; graduate, FBI National Academy, Session No. 171; numerous law enforcement certifications and courses; ; inaugural honoree of the FSU School of Criminology Hall of Fame
34 years, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office; sergeant of patrol and lieutenant, patrol and detective divisions; director, Region Five Criminal Justice Training Center; captain, then Chief of Services, Traffic/Special Operations and Patrol; appointed agency’s first Director of Corrections; elected Sheriff of Duval County, 2003, re-elected, 2007 and 2011.
Honors and Affiliations
Chair, law enforcement initiative, Florida’s Region 3 Domestic Security Task Force; Article V Board; Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) Council Of Stewards; advisory board member, Seamark Ranch, Inc. (Children’s Home); Board of Directors, Justice Coalition; Salvation Army; Angelwood, Inc.; Leadership Jacksonville, 1995; Leadership Florida; Knights of Columbus; Southside Businessmen’s Club; Elks Club; commissioner, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
Address: 501 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, 32202-2927
Phone: (904) 630-2120
County Seat: Jacksonville
County Website: http://www.coj.net