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             Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
            Six Pillars of Character, Employee of the Year

 

TRUSTWORTHINESS


RESPONSIBILTY


RESPECT

 

Character Counts

Florence Haridan of Character Counts in Jacksonville, Florida presenting Dr. Tony Cummings with the 2012 Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Six Pillars of Character, Employee of the Year Award.  

 

FAIRNESS


CARING


CITIZENSHIP

In July of 2021, Mrs. Haridan became a victim of this random violent crime spree that has  tragically taken over our city streets. She was brutally attacked by an unknown assailant while pumping gas at a local gas station. She bravely fought off the attacker, but sustained several non-life threatening injuries in the process. Our entire campaign team wishes Ms. Haridan a speedy recovery, and salute her for her bravery.   -Team Cummings 

 

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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), and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Cummings graduated from Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, in the late 80's.

 
 
 

Then private first class Cummings, Dr. 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 the 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 at home and 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.

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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.

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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. As leader of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the sheriff commands roughly 3300 employees and manages an operating budget of nearly $500 million. 

 
 
 
   Dr. Tony Cummings
 

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