Sheriff announces website makeover
David B Shoar, Sheriff
St Johns County, FL
This month it gives me great pleasure to announce the unveiling of a brand new St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Internet website available at http://www.sjso.org. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of this valuable 24-hour-a-day resource. We are continuing to improve our services and want your experience with our office to be as convenient and open as possible.
We have developed a comprehensive and updated collection of links to a variety of informational pages designed to educate you about our history, our mission and the administration of our agency. Each department is profiled including points of contact with direct telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for the most commonly contacted divisions. We have outlined our programs and services in a way that we hope will enable you to obtain the details that you need as accurately and efficiently as possible.
Some of the useful features of our website include the ability to register your alarm system, a Citizen’s Comment Form for communicating both praise and criticism of your dealings with our agency, an inmate visitation questionnaire and registration form, an event calendar for Police Athletic League activities, CODE RED Citizen Alert System and an online version of our citizens survey where we ask for you to evaluate the level of quality and satisfaction you have experienced in your interactions with the Sheriff’s Office.
Citizen groups who desire traffic enforcement and paid off-duty enforcement by SJSO personnel will find the required form packages for both district and private roads together with instructions for submitting them to the County Attorney.
We also offer an online registration to participate in our many Crime Prevention Programs including; Shoplifting Prevention Program, Residential Alert System, Business Security Surveys, Women’s Personal Safety Program, Residential Security Surveys, Workplace Violence Prevention, Emergency Identification Cards, Agricultural & Rural Crime Prevention, Financial Crimes Prevention, Business Watch, Home Security, Crimes Against the Elderly, Homeland Security, Drug Awareness, Operation Identification, and Identity Theft Public Awareness Booth.
There are links to related external sites that we think you will find beneficial and useful including the Florida Computer Crime Center, the statewide sexual offender registry, the Department of Corrections inmate search, the AMBER Plan, CrimeStoppers, Wanted, and information about unsolved homicides and missing persons.
As part of our domestic violence prevention initiative, we have an interactive survey that will provide us with information that we can use to measure and improve the delivery of these services to you.
You will find a Welcome Letter, Application, Release and Agreement form required to participate in our Civilian Law Enforcement Academy. Additionally, we provide employment application forms in a portable document format available for download directly to your computer. There are packages for available sworn law enforcement as well as civilian employee positions.
We are proud of the joint efforts of our various Districts, Investigative Sections and Support staff who participated in making this contribution to improving communications with our citizens. I congratulate our team in Community Affairs as well as Information Technology (I.T.) who put this vital project together.
I ask that you please check back on our website regularly when you need information about the agency or whenever you are conducting business with us as we will be routinely updating our content and enhancing the features available online in the future. Once again the site is at http://www.sjso.org.
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