Tony Cummings
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  • M3 4/11/2022
  • M4 5/10/2022
  • M5 6/10/2022

Contact Information

Address
14286 Beach Blvd., Suite 19223
Jacksonville, FL - 32250
Phone
904-802-1117
Candidate's Statement

In 2005, Tony Cummings earned his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University with a minor in conflict resolution. He also holds a Master's degree in Organizational Management and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. In addition, he has a State of Florida Department of Education Professional Certification in Education Leadership (All levels).

Dr. Cummings graduated from Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, in the late 80's.

Then private first class Cummings, Dr. Cummings joined the United States Army Military Police in 1989, where his duty assignments included a tour in Russian occupied Berlin, Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall, an assignment with the U.S. State Department (top secret clearance), and a highly prestigious tour in the Washington D.C. command. He also received air assault, commando and SWAT training as a member of an elite clandestine unit. Dr. Cummings specialized in the protection of high level dignitaries and government officials at home and abroad. The Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Director of Central Intelligence, the late Honorable Vernon Walters, was his final assignment.

Dr. Cummings received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1994 at the supervisory rank of sergeant, and continued his law enforcement career in 1995 as a civilian by joining the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO).

In his career with the JSO, Dr. Cummings worked in both the patrol and detective divisions. His assignments included working as a Field Training Officer, Burglary Investigator, Undercover Narcotics Agent, Crisis Intervention Officer and Missing Persons Investigator; an extension of JSO's Homicide Unit. He also provided ethics training to the Community Service Officers.

Dr. Cummings was awarded the 2012 Six Pillars of Character, JSO Employee of the Year, for his work in helping to save Jacksonville’s youth from the streets one child at a time. He was recognized for his efforts in the September 2011 edition of the Justice Coalition’s Victim’s Advocate. In addition, Dr. Cummings was awarded Officer of the Month honors for his work as a Missing Person’s Investigator in helping to positively identify the remains of three (3) missing person victims reported missing in the late 80’s and early 90’s. His direct involvement in securing DNA from family members of the deceased and coordinating his investigative efforts with personnel from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, helped to bring much needed closure to each of the victim’s families.

In addition to his investigative duties and responsibilities with the JSO, Dr. Cummings worked as an adjunct professor with Keiser University in their Crime Scene Technology (CST) program. He taught the following CST courses to young aspiring Criminal Justice majors: Legal Aspects of Crime Scene Careers, Hazardous and Unusual Crime Scenes, Introduction to Forensic Science, Fingerprint ID and Development, Crime Scene Safety, Crime Scene and Evidence Photography, and Crime Scene Procedures.

Dr. Cummings concluded a 28-year law enforcement career in 2019 by securing the nomination of a major political party for sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida. He received nearly 40% of votes cast against an incumbent candidate in that contest. He is back in this 2023 Open Seat Election to, again, ask for your vote on March 21, 2023 to become the next elected sheriff of Duval County.  

For more information about Dr. Cummings candidacy, and his plan to address out-of-control violent crime in Jacksonville, please visit: www.tonycummingsforsheriff.com 


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