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Making The Case For Change In Leadership Inside The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

 
 
 
 

2015

2015

2019

News4Jax

Interview With Kent Justice

CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax 
Interview With Tennika Hughes

104.5 WOKV

Interview With Rich Jones

 
 

2015

The Florida Star
Political Correspondence

2015

AM600

Public Political Forum

2019

2019

First Coast Connect

Interview with Host 

Melissa Ross

Jacksonville 

Times Union

Editorial Board

and other local media outlets....

 
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In 2015, Dr. Cummings introduced himself to the voting public by calling for "Civilian Review Boards" and a "Public Accountability Office" inside the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in his bid to become the City of Jacksonville's next sheriff in an open seat election.  In addition, Dr. Cummings called for "Improvements To The Police and Community Relationship" in Jacksonville by "Increasing The Size of JSO's Community Affairs Division/Community Outreach Operations" and "Increasing Minority Hiring". He also called for "Greater Stewardship of The JSO's Budget" by "Eliminating Excessive and Wasteful Spending".

Five years later, in 2020, The United States Congress, House of Representatives introduced a bill calling for sweeping police reform measures to be implemented nationwide. 

 
 
 
 

-2019-

 
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In his commitment to saving lives in our city, and his passion and love for the citizens of this community, Dr. Cummings returned in 2019 to the political stage to reiterate his urgent message of the need to "Reform the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office" amid record murders across the First Coast that dubbed Jacksonville the Homicide Capital of Florida. An impressive 56,780 (nearly 40% of votes cast) citizens in Jacksonville agreed with his call to reform the JSO by casting their vote for his candidacy; one of the strongest showings for a local candidate against an incumbent sheriff in Duval County elections in decades. 

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In 2020, the untimely and tragic death of 46-year old George Floyd, an unarmed and handcuffed black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police (Officer Derek Chauvin), sparked public outcry and demands for policing reforms by way of massive protest nationally and internationally. The United States Congress, House of Representatives responded to the public outcry for justice by introducing Policing Reform Bill, H.R. 7120 calling for: Title I: Police Accountability, Title II: Policing Transparency, Title III: Improve Police Training and Policies, and Title IV: Closing The Law Enforcement Consent Loophole....read HR7120

 
 
 
 
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Jacksonville

Let's Finish The Job!

After the City of Jacksonville posted a record 162 homicides in 2019, and topped that record with 176 homicides in 2020, it was clear to Dr. Cummings that his commitment to saving lives by becoming the city's next elected sheriff had to continue.

Inspired by 
56,780 (nearly 40% of votes cast) Duval County residents who voted for him in 2019, Dr. Cummings and his team of dedicated volunteers, have once again set out to earn the voter's confidence as he seeks to attain 50% + 1 vote in the coming Unitary Primary Election (Open Seat), to become the city's next top cop

The Unitary Primary Election is scheduled for March 21, 2023. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   Dr. Tony Cummings

 

It's Time For A Change!

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