Special election for Jacksonville sheriff: Interview with candidate TK Waters

Special Election for sheriff is August 23rd

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duval County voters have a big decision coming up -- who will become the next sheriff?

That person will lead an agency of more than 3,000 employees with a $550 million budget. Action News Jax has highlighted each of the five candidates running for sheriff, including TK Waters. You can watch our full interview with Waters below.

T.K. Waters

Waters has 31 years of law enforcement experience with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He started a corrections officer and worked his way up to Assistant Chief as a zone commander and then eventually, Chief of Investigations. Waters created JSO’s Violence Reduction section and built a community outreach program for at-risk youth.

When asked what the biggest issue he would address as sheriff, Waters replied, “We’ve had issues since I’ve been a police officer that we’ve all been working behind, working with less people. Instead of having enough or more than enough, we’ve always had too little, I think we need to change that. And I will work to change that because it’s necessary for us to provide the proper service to our community would be making sure we are fully staffed.”