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Dr. Tony Cummings  

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Candidate's Qualifications

                                          Side-By-Side Comparison


5-Star Average Rating

Dr. Tony Cummings is a 28-year law enforcement veteran who holds a doctorate in organizational leadership; master's in organizational management; bachelor's in business administration; associate in criminal justice; served as a prior supervisor in the U.S. Army Military Police (top-secret clearance held), assigned to U.S. State Department SWAT team assigned to protect Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Director of Central Intelligence: Vernon A. Walters; was awarded 2012 Six Pillars of Character Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Year; holds a Department of Education Certification in Education Leadership (All-Levels), commando and air assault trained; received U.S. Army Occupational Medal and Bronze Eagle Award; worked JSO undercover narcotics, missing persons, burglary detective, crisis intervention office, community service officer ethics instructor, attended numerous IPTM and FDLE 2-week training courses (e.g., interviews and interrogations, first responder, narcotics recognition, active shooter, etc.), and taught the following crime scene technology courses as an adjunct professor for a major university: 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.



2 1/2-Star Average Rating

Mike Williams (Current Sheriff of Jacksonville), in contrast, is a 27-year law enforcement veteran who holds a bachelors in religion; spent 62 days in the Air National Guard; attended several IPTM and FDLE 2-week training courses (e.g., interviews and interrogation, seaport security, situational leadership); attended 3-week FBI training course; 800 hours SWAT; Appointed to JSO administration in 2008 with no additional experience.