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

Bias-Based Profiling

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

Department of the Jail

The Department of the Jail is a Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission accredited facility, their third Excelsior award received in October 2020.

Accounting and Budget Bureau

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

Cold Cases

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