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Dr. Tony Cummings  

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Do you support Public Accountability of Our Police? Do you support Civilian Review Boards inside the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office? Do you want police service that matches the $400 million in tax dollars that you pay each year? Are you tired of being #1 in the state of Florida in violent crime year after year? Then mark your calendar for March 19, 2019 and vote Dr. Tony Cummings For Sheriff.
Reform The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
by Electing Dr. Tony Cummings

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Dr. Tony Cummings

28 Year Law Enforcement Veteran

 
 

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In 2005, Tony Cummings earned his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. In addition, he has a State of Florida Department of Education Professional Certification in Education Leadership (All levels). Dr. Cummings graduated from Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, in the late 80's. 


Dr. Cummings, then private first class Cummings, joined the United States Army Military Police in 1989, where his duty assignments included a tour in Russian occupied Berlin, Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall, an assignment with the U.S. State Department (top secret clearance), and a highly prestigious tour in Washington D.C. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1994 at the supervisory rank of sergeant, and continued his law enforcement career in 1995 as a civilian by joining the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO).


In his career with the JSO, Dr. Cummings has worked in both the patrol and detective divisions. His assignments included working as a Field Training Officer, Burglary Investigator, Undercover Narcotics Agent, and Missing Persons Investigator; an extension of JSO's Homicide Unit. He also provided ethics training to the Community Service Officers formerly assigned to the JSO.


Dr. Cummings was awarded the 2012 Six Pillars of Character, JSO Employee of the Year, for his work in helping to save Jacksonville’s youth from the streets one child at a time. He was recognized for his efforts in the September 2011 edition of the Justice Coalition’s Victim’s Advocate. In addition, Dr. Cummings was awarded Officer of the Month honors for his work as a Missing Person’s Investigator in helping to positively identify the remains of three (3) missing person victims reported missing in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His direct involvement in securing DNA from family members of the deceased and coordinating his investigative efforts with personnel from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to bring much needed closure to each of the victim’s families.

In addition to his investigative duties and responsibilities with the JSO, Dr. Cummings worked as an adjunct professor in 2007 with Keiser University in their Crime Scene Technology (CST) program. He taught the following CST courses to young aspiring Criminal Justice majors: Legal Aspects of Crime Scene Careers, Hazardous and Unusual Crime Scenes, Introduction to Forensic Science, Fingerprint ID and Development, Crime Scene Safety, Crime Scene and Evidence Photography, and Crime Scene Procedures.

Dr. Cummings, as a Detective, is Recognized by Former Sheriff John Rutherford for Earning a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Dr. Cummings, as a Detective, is Recognized by Former Sheriff Nathaniel Glover for Earning a Master's Degree in Organizational Management. 

Dr. Cummings, as a Rookie Officer, is Sworn-In as a Deputy Sheriff by Former Sheriff Jim McMillan.

               STATE OF FLORIDA

           1 in 217

   DUVAL COUNTY, FLORIDA
           1 in 152
 

Chances of Becoming a Victim of Violent Crime in the State of Florida 1 in 217 


Chances of Becoming a Victim of Violent Crime in Duval County 

1 in 152 

Jacksonville A 'War Zone'? 

If The Local Media Knew About The Violent Crime Problem August 15, 2018


The Sheriff Had To Know...But Why Lie?

 
August 13, 2018

August 15, 2018

No Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Presence In Westside Neighborhood.

News4Jax Received Anonymous Letter Comparing Jacksonville's Violent Crime To Chicago and Detroit. 

No Police Presence In Neighborhood?

Video Source: News4Jax, August 15, 2018

Call Out The 

National Guard?

Video Source: News4Jax, August 15, 2018
 

August 15, 2018

New4Jax Unscientific Poll Showed 81% of Jacksonville

Citizens Felt the City was Unsafe

81% Feel Unsafe In Jacksonville?

Video Source: News4Jax, August 15, 2018
 
 
 

Lie or Incompetence? 

Sheriff of Jacksonville
August 16, 2018

" Jacksonville is absolutely a safe place to raise your kids. It's a hard message to sell."

Video Source: CBS47 Action News, August 16, 2018

FACTS: Violent crime has increased across the board in Jacksonville each year, to include murders, since the sheriff took office:
   2018: on track to surpass 2017
   2017: 120 murders
   2016: 107 murders 
   2015: 96 murders  

Sheriff of Jacksonville
September 11, 2018

" Violence Is Not Out of Control"

 

Video Source: First Coast News, September 11, 2018

September 11th: The tragic death of a 7-year old little girl, a teen shot and killed at a local high school football game, and a mass shooting victims at the Jacksonville Landing, all in a 15 day span. According to the sheriff, the violence in Jacksonville is not out of control.       


Sheriff of Jacksonville

October 23, 2018

"We Have Our Own Challenges With Violent Crime"

Video Source: News4Jax, October 23, 2018

October 23rd (30 Days Later): After 4 separate shootings in Jacksonville in a day: 6 people shot in a mass shooting near Jaguar game, a shooting in shopping mall parking lot, and 2 murders on the northside, the sheriff finally admits that Jacksonville has a violent crime problem. 

The Official Murder Capital of Florida

FDLE Report: You Are Not Safe In Jacksonville, Florida

November 30, 2018

 
Source: The Florida Times Union 

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"Violent Crime Here In Jacksonville Has Become Worse 
In Past 3-Years
Since [Sheriff] Took Office"

Source: News4Jax

 

2018 Least Safest City Rankings: 
Jacksonville Ranked 111 of 182

        Jacksonville

Violent Crime: 27,414

Murder: 485

Rape: 2260

Agg.  Assault: 17,594


Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016

               Miami

Violent Crime: 22,736

Murder: 356

Rape: 446

Agg.  Assault: 12,718


 Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016

             Orlando

Violent Crime: 12,017

Murder: 172

Rape: 789

Agg. Assault: 8,234


Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016

            Tampa

Violent Crime: 10,543

Murder: 142

Rape: 340

Agg. Assault: 7,235


Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016

Note: (Crime Totals Expected to Increase Upon Release of 2017-2018 FBI Data)

 
Duval County

        begins with....

 

Jacksonville: It's Time For A Change

 

Jacksonville: We Have Unfinished Business

 

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Political Science Major, Jacksonville University

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Music Education Major, University of North Florida