This guide is for Jacksonville Sheriff.
The three candidates and their platforms:
1) Soren G. Brockdorf (NPA).
- Master of Business Administration from Florida State University.
- Was a Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer as well as a Federal Agent.
- "Modernized two companies with over 8000 employees."
- "Will provide more motorcycles to officers."
- "Initiate arrest vans to transport arrestees to jail."
- "Make evidence technicians a civilian position."
- "Will delete the college requirement for patrol officers."
- "Will make alarm calls privatized or fee based (except distress calls)."
- "Police uniforms will be completely revamped."
- Increase the number of correctional officers.
- "Add 50 new officers to the streets."
2) Ken Jefferson (Democrat).
- 24 year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
- Was the "co-host of the number one rated and popular Wheel of Justice program from 2004-2008."
- Graduate of Jean Ribault High School.
- Master's of Science Degree in Theology and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville.
- "A deep faith in God."
3) John H. Rutherford (Republican).
- Sheriff from 2003 to present.
- 36 years experience with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
- Graduate of Florida State University and N. B. Forrest High School.
- Against having the mayor appoint a sheriff.
- Crime was reduced 10.5% in 2009 (it went down about 7% nationwide in 2009) and 11.7% in 2010. "Jacksonville still had the highest crime rate per 100,000 population and the highest per-capita murder rate of all metropolitan areas in the state [in 2009]. The murder rate has been the highest for 11 years running."
- Approves using red light cameras.
- "Expanded Police Athletic League."
- "Built one of the nation's most highly regarded Crime Analysis units."
- "Created Project Dismas, the community re-entry program for violent offenders."
- Created the Community Service Officer Program.
- Endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters, and the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.