Signal 94 is the JSO's
weekly cable television show. Now in its fourth year of broadcasting,
Signal 94 is designed to help citizens connect with their
police. It is a joint venture of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office and MediaOne.
Many of the shows are live and viewers have
an opportunity to talk to their police via television. Signal
94 is seen every Thursday night at 8:30 on Comcast's Channel
24 (Channel 29 on Broadband).
The show was named Signal 94 because, on
police radios, a "Signal 94" means information. The
show provides information about the JSO, current law
enforcement issues, crime trends and community concerns.
JSO Public Information Coordinator Harry
Reagan is the producer and host of Signal 94. He is assisted
by Officer John Turner, the JSO's public information officer.
Support is also provided by the city's media production
services staff: Susan Johnson and Jasenn Robertson.
For more information, call (904) 630-2106
or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The mailing address is: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 501 E.
Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Sheriff’s Office… was at one time easily compared to the ever
familiar Hollywood face of a Southern Yahoo Cop wearing his
"shades, enough brass and silver to best a five star
general.. hollering "Come here BOY… I wanna talk to
you!" Not to mention, the "Good Old Boy" system
"Double Standard" (Officers hiding or condoning the
transgressions of fellow Officers.)
"Pad"… A list of payees for "looking the
other way" by M.O.F. for fixed regular fees.
Branches of the Department being over Elitist, Pampered and at
times, Poorly trained.
Politics and Cliques.
have dramatically changed or have been virtually eliminated in the
last few years. The level of true, Law Enforcement Professionalism
in JSO is excellent. At this time, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s
Office is definitely on the upswing of professional enhancement.
We see far less incidents of;
setting bad examples by their own social behavior problems.
(Spousal Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, etc.)
chases ending in tragedy.
decrease of "questionable judgment" in the use of
Over use of
force in the apprehension and arrest of suspects.
and rude treatment of arrested individuals.
We are enthusiastic
about the reforms and enhancements which are most visible in the
Victim Support Programs
and Efficient performance on the part of the Department's
responsible operation of the RMP units
Programs in Crime Prevention
Visibility of Officers both on Patrol and Off Duty
Interaction between Officers and Taxpayers
By far, the newer
generations of appointees to the Sheriff’s Office have proven to
be highly valuable assets to the Department. However, on the other
hand there are still some of the old stereotypes still "on
the job." Simply put, they’ve got to go. There is no room
for loud-mouthed yahoos who act as though they are the Cop, Judge
The City/County Jail System.
The County Jail and
Farm seemingly is the "Time in Siberia" for many
individuals awaiting appointment to JSO. It also appears to be an
explosive breeding ground for contemptible attitudes to develop
among the young, impressionable officers to be. Our observations,
although not as expansive as they should be, lead to a sincere
recommendation to its Director to hire or appoint counselors for
all the officers (from the newest, to the oldest and the highest
ranking) working the jails and farm. These counselors should be
capable of detecting depression, frustration and anxiety levels,
potential and actual prisoner abuses and most of all, Officer