Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office introduces Mobile Gaming Unit as part of community policing efforts

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The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office introduced on Monday a new tool it hopes will help its community policing efforts.

JSO debuted its Mobile Gaming Unit at the Pace Center for Girls in Jacksonville.

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JSO Director of Services Deloris Patterson O’Neal came up with the idea to help build a relationship with officers and kids.

The idea is for patrol officers to take the unit out every day, head to a local park and have kids come take on the challenge of playing games with an officer.

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The mobile unit is actually a trailer that was forfeited to JSO. Officers then worked with inmates to help get the trailer up and running.

For information about Community Engagement Opportunities at JSO, visit: https://www.jaxsheriff.org/Sheriffs-Office/community-engagement.aspx

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