Self defense programs facilitated by the Sheriff’s Office offer realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. They are comprehensive courses that begin with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, then progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. R.A.D. itself is not a martial arts program. Our courses are taught by certified R.A.D. instructors that provideContinue reading RAD AND SAFE
Florida State Statute All laws shall be enforced equally, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, physical handicap or religion and bias-based profiling shall not be tolerated in enforcement efforts. This standard is established in accordance with Florida State Statue 30.15: “On or before January 1, 2002 every sheriff shall incorporate an antiracial or other anti-discriminatoryContinue reading Bias-Based Profiling
The Department of the Jail is a Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission accredited facility, their third Excelsior award received in October 2020.
The Accounting and Budget Bureau is responsible for the sound and timely accounting of all Accounting and Budget matters of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The Accounting and Budget Bureau prepares the annual budget for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners and monitors the budget throughout theContinue reading Accounting and Budget Bureau
Though Alachua County was created in 1824, it would not see the appointment of the first sheriff until three years later. In the very early years, from 1821 to 1828, Florida sheriffs were appointed by the governor of the state with the advice and consent of each individual county‘s legislative council. However, that changed inContinue reading History of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Clovis Watson, Jr. remains committed to the missing and murdered. Formed in 2007, our Cold Case Unit’s mission is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, seeking answers and justice for victims and their families. A Cold Case Investigator works unsolved homicides, missing persons cases, and other high-impact unsolved crimes in AlachuaContinue reading Cold Cases