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Ken Jefferson

10:43 PM, Feb 28, 2011   |    comments
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Name: Ken Jefferson

Age: 53

Party: Democratic

Family: Married, 4 adult children 1 teenager

Professional experience: 24 years as a Police Officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

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Candidate statement: I am a lifelong resident of Jacksonville Florida. I attended the public schools of Duval County. I graduated from Jean Ribault Sr. High School in 1975. I attended classes at Florida Jr. College (FJC), Liberty University and earned a Master's Degree in Theology from St. Thomas Christian College.

I am a 24 year veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, having served in numerous leadership roles within the agency and the community during my tenure, such as; Patrol Officer, Federal Program Coordinator (Drug Education for Youth), Police Recruiter, Burglary Detective, Sex Crimes Detective, Academy Staff Instructor, and Public Information Officer (Police Spokesman).

I also serve as an Executive Board Member of the Justice Coalition and as an Advisory Board Member of Jax Metro Credit Union. I am a recipient of the Spokesman of the year award for the state of Florida two consecutive years 2006 and 2007. 2008 Community Crisis Award, 2002 Lifesaving Award and FBI Community Leadership Award.

The issues that I am concerned with are:
Jacksonville currently ranks number 1 in murders in the state of Florida, giving us the distinction of being labeled the "Murder Capital of Florida". We have had this label for the past 8 years. We are double the homicide rate than anywhere else in Florida;

There is a great disconnect that exists between sensitive pockets of the community and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The footprint of crime is spreading around Jacksonville. Crime is occurring in areas where it never has before.

According to the most recent JCCI study there was a 21% increase in juveniles adjudicated delinquent. If we do not stop the cycle these are our future felons of Jacksonville
Together, we can take our city back because "Jacksonville Deserves Better".

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