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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 $439 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.

Endorsed By Labor

Reform The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
by Electing Dr. Tony Cummings

Photo Taken By: Lisa Green Dewberry


Dr. Tony Cummings

28 Year Law Enforcement Veteran






Endorsed By: The North Florida Central Labor Council (CLU-PAC) * Teamsters Florida PC * International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers * Sheet Metal Workers 435 * The Beaches Democratic Club * The Democratic Black Caucus * Jacksonville NOW (National Organization for Women) * IM Mandarin * American Federation for State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) * North Florida Building and Construction Trades Council * The Democratic Hispanic Caucus and others.... 


 Our Candidate....

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. command. He also received air assault, commando and SWAT training as a member of an elite clandestine unit. Dr. Cummings specialized in the protection of high level dignitaries and government officials abroad. The Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Director of Central Intelligence, the late Honorable Vernon Walters, was his final assignment.

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

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 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 concluded a nearly 30-year law enforcement career in 2019 by securing the nomination of a major political party for sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida. Located in Duval County, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is comprised of 3300 employees and has an operating budget of $439 million. 

Dr. Cummings is a proud member of the Phi Gamma Sigma International Professional Society and The National Society of Leadership and Success.


Melissa Ross Show

February 28, 2019


Dr. Cummings Talks About Violent Crime


About Violent Crime In Jacksonville, Florida

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

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

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

Source: News4Jax

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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
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: 109 murders
   2016: 106 murders 
   2015: 97 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 

Click Chart To Enlarge


2018 Least Safest City Rankings: 
Jacksonville Ranked 111 of 182


If the Sheriff cannot stop the murders...

Source: First Coast News

If the Sheriff cannot solve the murders...

Source: News4Jax

If the Sheriff cannot protect our children...

Source: Action News Jax

Then, why are taxpayers paying $439 million dollars to the Sheriff?

Source: First Coast News

Completely Out of Touch: The current sheriff stated that after the election, [assuming he will be re-elected], he does not plan to change anything. This is on the heels of Jacksonville leading the state of Florida in murders, according to an end-of-year report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (see report: Florida Times Union).  


Violent Crime: 27,414

Murder: 485

Rape: 2260

Agg.  Assault: 17,594

Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016


Violent Crime: 22,736

Murder: 356

Rape: 446

Agg.  Assault: 12,718

 Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016


Violent Crime: 12,017

Murder: 172

Rape: 789

Agg. Assault: 8,234

Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016


Violent Crime: 10,543

Murder: 142

Rape: 340

Agg. Assault: 7,235

Source: FBI UCR 2012-2016

Note: The Above Crime Totals Have Increased Since Release of 2017-2018 

FBI Data Making Jacksonville: The Official Murder Capital of Florida


Citizen finds no sympathy or compassion from The Sheriff after pleading for help to save community after witnessing a murder. The Sheriff simply said to the citizen, "Call us if you need us."   

                              Jacksonville: It's Time For A Change

Duval County

        begins with....


Jacksonville: It's Time For A Change


Jacksonville: We Have Unfinished Business


Campaign Manager


Christine Ross

Music Major

North Park University, Chicago


Endorsed By The 20,000 Member 

North Florida Central Labor Council To Include The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Campaign Volunteer



Alyshia Hogan

Political Science Major, Jacksonville University