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(Red Flag Indicates Criminal History and Misconduct)

as reported by The Tributary, WJCT News, Action News Jax, and Florida Politico

 
 

This webpage provides a snapshot comparison of the candidate's credentials for all registered Duval County voters to review, to include criminal history and reports of misconduct (i.e., Sections I - VIIII). Residents of this county may cast their vote on Special Election Day, August 23, 2022 for either sheriff candidate, regardless of party affiliation (democrat, republican, no party affiliation).

 
 
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(Red Flag Opponents, Section IV) 

Criminal History and Misconduct

Dr. Tony Cummings

2022 Candidate for Sheriff

 No Red Flags

Primary Opponent #1 

2022 Candidate For Sheriff

                     RED FLAG
  • Use of Illegal Drugs
  • Shoplifting (Theft)
  • Improper Management of Officers

Primary Opponent #2

2022 Candidate For Sheriff

RED FLAG
  • Tax Evasion 
  • Contempt of Court for Failure to Pay      Child Support

Notice: This information was verified and publicly released by media outlets The Tributary, WJCT News, Action News Jax, and Florida Politico, not by the Dr. Tony Cummings For Sheriff Campaign. See Section IV For More Details. 

 
 

Section I
EXPERIENCE

 
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    Dr. Cummings

             Opponent #1

   Opponent #2

 

       28 YEARS 
  Law Enforcement Service


22 YEARS

Law Enforcement Service

24 YEARS
Law Enforcement Service

 
 

Section II
EDUCATION

 
 
 

Dr. Cummings

            Opponent #1

            Opponent#2

Doctorate in Organizational Leadership

Master's in Organizational Management 

Bachelor's in Business Administration

Associate's in Criminal Justice

Master's in Criminal Justice

Bachelor's in Criminal Justice


      Master's in Religion 


      Bachelors' in Religion

 
 

Section III
MILITARY SERVICE

 
 
 

Dr. Cummings

                 Opponent #1

        Opponent #2 

U.S. Army Military Police 
(supervisor), 
which included 
an 
assignment with the U.S. 
State 
Department (top-secret 

clearance)


SWAT, U.S. State Department 

assigned to protect Former 

Ambassador to the United 

Nations and Director of Central Intelligence, the Late Honorable Vernon A. Walters


Commando and Air Assault Combat Trained

   No Military Service Record

No Military Service Record

 
No Military Service Record
  No Military Service Record
 
 
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Section IV
CRIMINAL HISTORY and MISCONDUCT

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(Red Flag Opponent) Criminal History and Misconduct
 

Dr. Cummings

Opponent #1

              Opponent #2

     No Criminal History

 

 No Criminal History

Use of Illegal Drugs 
(misdemeanor or felony if Florida, depending on type of drug)
 
Shoplifting (Theft)
At time crime was committed: felony in Florida if $300 or more item value is stolen, misdemeanor if less than $300 in value is stolen)

Improper Management 
of Officers 
(possible violation  of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office policies)
This information was publicly released by The Tributary and WJCT news on June 10th 2021, not by the Dr. Tony Cummings for Sheriff 2022 campaign.  

Our campaign has secured a verbatim 
copy of  the Tributary article, written 
by Uriel J. Garcia, in collaboration with 
WJCT news, detailing opponent #1's prior illegal drug use, history of theft, and  claims of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office internal investigation 
alleging that opponent #1 "managed 
improperly" multiple police officers, or 
subordinates, while operating in 
supervisory capacity with the agency

Note: The Dr. Tony Cummings For Sheriff 2022 campaign, although in possession of a copy of the Tributary article, has chosen not to publish its 
contents to our platform. This campaign, however, reserves the right to post the full contents of the article to this platform for public consumption should the validity of the information come under dispute (i.e., doubt, disagreement, controversy) at a later date by any of its contributors, to include the candidate and/or their campaign designee. 
                                  
          For Information Only
     (Special Election, August 23, 2022)

Tax Evasion 

(3rd degree felony in Florida)


Contempt of Court for Failure to Pay Child Support 

(1st degree misdemeanor in Florida)

This information was publicly exposed 
during a 2015  CBS 47 Action News Jax interview, and a Florida Politico article, not by the Dr. Tony Cummings for Sheriff 2022 campaign.

Our campaign has secured a video copy 
of  the CBS 47 Action News Jax investigative report, conducted by Cole Heath, and a written copy of the Florida Politico publication as reported by  A.G. Gancarski, detailing opponent #2's prior 
Contempt of Court Notice for Failure to Pay $22,000 in Child Support, and a failure to pay $33,000 in taxes, while employed as a police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 
 
Note: The Dr. Tony Cummings For Sheriff 2022 campaign, although in possession of a copy of the CBS 47 Action News Jax interview, and the Florida Politico article,  
has chosen not to publish the contents to our platform. This campaign, however, reserves the right to post the full contents of the video and article to this platform for public consumption should the validity of the 
information come under dispute (i.e., 
doubt, disagreement, controversy) at a later date by any of its contributors, to include the candidate and/or their campaign designee. 

For Information Only
(Special Election, August 23, 2022)
 
 

Section V
AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 
 
 

Dr. Cummings

Opponent #1

              Opponent #2

2012 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Six Pillars of Character, Employee of the Year


U.S. Army Occupation Medal and Bronze Eagle Award


U.S. Army Commendation 

Medal (twice awarded)

Citizen Diplomat of the Year Global Jax


Harry Connick Jr TV Show


Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 

MVP Award

Bob Hayes Special Service Award

Honorary Award for Religious 
Community Outreach and Participation
 

 
 

Section VI
PROFESSIONAL 
CERTIFICATIONS

 
 
 

Dr. Cummings

Opponent #1

Opponent #2

State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator's Certification in 
Education Leadership (All Levels)


University of South Florida, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification (DV1001)

Crime Scene Technology, Adjunct Professor 
(Courses Instructed: 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)

No Professional Certifications

No Professional Certifications

 

No Professional Certifications

No Professional Certifications

 
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Section VII
POSITIONS HELD

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Dr. Cummings

Opponent #1

Opponent #2

Missing Persons Detective
Narcotics Detective
Burglary Detective
Field Training Officer
Crisis Intervention Officer
CSO Ethics Instructor
Patrol Officer

Asst. Chief of PAL
Community Affairs
JSO Recruiter
Field Training Officer
Patrol Officer

Public Information Officer

Burglary Detective

Field Training Officer 

Sex Crime Detective

Police Recruiter

Police Officer

 
 

Section VIII
ASSOCIATIONS

 
 
 

Dr. Cummings

Opponent #1

Opponent #2

National Society of 
Leadership and Success

Phi Gamma Sigma 
International 
Professional Society

Florida Narcotics' Officer 

Association

American Civility Association


Grand Marshall of the Puerto  Rican & Hispanic Parade


Girl Scouts of Gateway 
Council

News4Jax Opinion Analysis

Jacksonville's Theologian Seminary Community


 
 

Section VIIII
PUBLIC SOURCES

 
 
 
Dr. Cummings
Opponent #1
Opponent #2

tonycummingsforsheriff.com

linkedin.com
 
www.facebook.com

arlingtoncouncil.org

linkedin.com

news.wjct.org

jaxtrib.org (June 2021)
Tributary and WJCT
news article sources for report of criminal conduct

Facebook.com


ActionNewsJax.com


Floridapolitics.com


CBS 47 Action News Jax and Florida Politico archived news sources for report of criminal conduct

 
 
 
    Dr. Tony Cummings
 
 

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Disclaimer: This Candidate Credentials page is for comparison purposes only. All filed candidates for Office of the Sheriff of Duval County in the 2022 Special Election, and any publicly released statements about the candidate's qualifications or credentials as made available by their campaigns, can be found at the Supervisor of Elections: http://www.duvalelections.com


Special Election, August 23, 2022

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