St. Johns County Sheriff's Off

@sjsopio

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ANYONE IN THE NOCATEE AREA? Go say hi to Deputy Greg and grab a selfie with our Camaro at the Nocatee Car Show! Maybe you can even convince him to be in the photo with you! He will be there till 3pm.

ANYONE IN THE NOCATEE AREA? Go say hi to Deputy Greg and grab a selfie with our Camaro at the Nocatee Car Show! Maybe you can even convince him to be in the photo with you! He will be there till 3pm.

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At Nocatee Community

CONGRATULATIONS - Join us as we congratulate Deputy Skip Braasch and Ms. Carol McCullar on 30 years of service, and Commander Scott Beaver and Detective Mike Kunovich on 20 years of service. 
You dedication is an inspiration to us all!

CONGRATULATIONS - Join us as we congratulate Deputy Skip Braasch and Ms. Carol McCullar on 30 years of service, and Commander Scott Beaver and Detective Mike Kunovich on 20 years of service.
You dedication is an inspiration to us all!

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At St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

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I met my new friend deputy Burrell and Ryker coming home from the hurricane and she  is so awesome and she is a K9 handler for K9 Ryker and these heroes work  @sjsopio St. John's County Sheriffs office  #jackhasyourback #backtheblue #heroes #police #k9 #ryker 🖤🖤💙🖤🐶

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I met my new friend deputy Burrell and Ryker coming home from the hurricane and she is so awesome and she is a K9 handler for K9 Ryker and these heroes work @sjsopio St. John's County Sheriffs office #jackhasyourback #backtheblue #heroes #police #k9 #ryker 🖤🖤💙🖤🐶

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That's A LOT of power utility vehicles. Florida Power and Light has a staging area near the St Augustine Airport, and they all just deployed at 8:30am, at shift change

That's A LOT of power utility vehicles. Florida Power and Light has a staging area near the St Augustine Airport, and they all just deployed at 8:30am, at shift change

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K9 Gambit posing in front of the @stjohnspal trailer. He has been helping with clean up too!

K9 Gambit posing in front of the @stjohnspal trailer. He has been helping with clean up too!

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While working a detail at the Red Cross post impact evacuee shelter at the Solomon Calhoun center, Deputy Goodman had a conversation with TG. During that conversation, TG mentioned that he only had the shoes on his feet and in dire need of work boots so he could go to work in his trade that he knows. Everything he had was lost in the flooded waters he escaped from. 
Deputy Goodman was so moved by TG and his story, that he got someone to cover for him, slipped away and ran to the shoe store. He purchased a pair of waterproof work boots for TG out of his own pocket so he could return to the work force. TG was so overjoyed with happiness when Deputy Goodman handed the shoes to him. "I'm going to put a lot of miles on these today," TG said. Deputy Goodman, we couldn't be more proud of you. That's how you Take Care of People.

While working a detail at the Red Cross post impact evacuee shelter at the Solomon Calhoun center, Deputy Goodman had a conversation with TG. During that conversation, TG mentioned that he only had the shoes on his feet and in dire need of work boots so he could go to work in his trade that he knows. Everything he had was lost in the flooded waters he escaped from.
Deputy Goodman was so moved by TG and his story, that he got someone to cover for him, slipped away and ran to the shoe store. He purchased a pair of waterproof work boots for TG out of his own pocket so he could return to the work force. TG was so overjoyed with happiness when Deputy Goodman handed the shoes to him. "I'm going to put a lot of miles on these today," TG said. Deputy Goodman, we couldn't be more proud of you. That's how you Take Care of People.

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TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE: Members of our SVU, Internal Affairs, and Community Affairs units were out in the Fruit Cove area helping families clean up after Hurricane Irma yesterday. Not only do they investigate crimes and catch criminals, they cut down trees and clean up flooded homes too! Now that is "Taking Care of People!"

TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE: Members of our SVU, Internal Affairs, and Community Affairs units were out in the Fruit Cove area helping families clean up after Hurricane Irma yesterday. Not only do they investigate crimes and catch criminals, they cut down trees and clean up flooded homes too! Now that is "Taking Care of People!"

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We found a hurricane evacuee in our Communications kitchen. Guess she needed a place to shelter from the storm. We're going to call her Irma.

We found a hurricane evacuee in our Communications kitchen. Guess she needed a place to shelter from the storm. We're going to call her Irma.

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Yesterday, the SJSO, the St. Johns County Fire Rescue and the St. Johns County Government Connection spent some time in Flager Estates and in Hastings handing out water and food to those who were hit the hardest by the flood waters. We even ran into a couple who got married on Sunday in the middle of the storm and wanted some pictures with us.

Yesterday, the SJSO, the St. Johns County Fire Rescue and the St. Johns County Government Connection spent some time in Flager Estates and in Hastings handing out water and food to those who were hit the hardest by the flood waters. We even ran into a couple who got married on Sunday in the middle of the storm and wanted some pictures with us.

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"These kids and their parents, who live in the Vilano Beach area, rode their bikes to our location just to give us multiple bottles of water, even when their home had no power...very nice family!" The kids told us it was their idea too! How amazing!! We love it when our citizens take a page out of our book and "Take Care of People" thanks so much for thinking of us, it was a very kind gesture.

"These kids and their parents, who live in the Vilano Beach area, rode their bikes to our location just to give us multiple bottles of water, even when their home had no power...very nice family!" The kids told us it was their idea too! How amazing!! We love it when our citizens take a page out of our book and "Take Care of People" thanks so much for thinking of us, it was a very kind gesture.

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Humans weren't the only ones we rescued during the storm... One of our bailiffs found these newborn kittens behind the courthouse yesterday during the tail end of Hurricane Irma and rescued them. After making sure they got a good meal, they found them a home with someone who can take care of them like a mother would and would keep them as members of her family. 
Taking Care of People... and Kittens!!

Humans weren't the only ones we rescued during the storm... One of our bailiffs found these newborn kittens behind the courthouse yesterday during the tail end of Hurricane Irma and rescued them. After making sure they got a good meal, they found them a home with someone who can take care of them like a mother would and would keep them as members of her family.
Taking Care of People... and Kittens!!

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A couple of SJSO's finest looking for the storm drain on the eastbound side of 210W at 95 to help get water off the roadway.

A couple of SJSO's finest looking for the storm drain on the eastbound side of 210W at 95 to help get water off the roadway.

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St. Johns County opened all bridges at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12. During re-entry, everyone is asked to be cautious of standing water hazards and debris obstructions. Re-entry tags are no longer required. Water and sewer services may not be immediately available and power may not be restored in many areas. For updates on the official reentry process, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

St. Johns County opened all bridges at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12. During re-entry, everyone is asked to be cautious of standing water hazards and debris obstructions. Re-entry tags are no longer required. Water and sewer services may not be immediately available and power may not be restored in many areas. For updates on the official reentry process, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

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Buoys like these are usually anchored to the ocean floor. Hurricane Irma washed this one ashore. And look, it still works!

Buoys like these are usually anchored to the ocean floor. Hurricane Irma washed this one ashore. And look, it still works!

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Tim Tebow bringing some happiness to the folks at the special needs shelter. He has such a huge heart for people

Tim Tebow bringing some happiness to the folks at the special needs shelter. He has such a huge heart for people

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We went to the St Augustine Wildlife Sanctuary today to assist with damaged cages; 1 female tiger and 1 female panther had to be sedated and moved, by hand to different enclosures

We went to the St Augustine Wildlife Sanctuary today to assist with damaged cages; 1 female tiger and 1 female panther had to be sedated and moved, by hand to different enclosures

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We understand there are some people who need to be on the roads right now - we also need you to be SAFE. If you are driving right now and come to a stoplight that is not working, use the intersection as a 4 way stop.

We understand there are some people who need to be on the roads right now - we also need you to be SAFE. If you are driving right now and come to a stoplight that is not working, use the intersection as a 4 way stop.

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Select St. Johns County Bridges Closed due to Hurricane Irma

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with St. Johns County Emergency Management, has ordered the closing of select County bridges crossing major waterways, including the Usina (Vilano) Bridge, Bridge of Lions, O’Connell (312) Bridge, SR 206 Bridge, Shands Bridge, and Palm Valley Bridge. They will remain closed for an extended period of time until the barrier islands have been assessed, and the Florida Department of Transportation inspects the approaches and bridges and deems them safe for vehicular traffic.

For the most up-to-date Hurricane Irma information, including bridge closures, shelters and supplies, and storm updates, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

Select St. Johns County Bridges Closed due to Hurricane Irma

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with St. Johns County Emergency Management, has ordered the closing of select County bridges crossing major waterways, including the Usina (Vilano) Bridge, Bridge of Lions, O’Connell (312) Bridge, SR 206 Bridge, Shands Bridge, and Palm Valley Bridge. They will remain closed for an extended period of time until the barrier islands have been assessed, and the Florida Department of Transportation inspects the approaches and bridges and deems them safe for vehicular traffic.

For the most up-to-date Hurricane Irma information, including bridge closures, shelters and supplies, and storm updates, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

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Command staff meeting today. We meet every day to make everyone knows what's going on. We work together the best when we know what's going.

Command staff meeting today. We meet every day to make everyone knows what's going on. We work together the best when we know what's going.

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Shelter staff at mill creek. St. John's county's school district  and sheriffs' s office taking care of people. Number 1 school District with number 1 s.o

Shelter staff at mill creek. St. John's county's school district  and sheriffs' s office taking care of people. Number 1 school District with number 1 s.o

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School district has set up a movie room for kids at Mill Creek. Now that's taking care of people

School district has set up a movie room for kids at Mill Creek. Now that's taking care of people

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At Mill Creek Elementary School

All eyes were glued to the screen during Sunday's Hurricane Center update.

All eyes were glued to the screen during Sunday's Hurricane Center update.

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At St Johns County Eemergercy Operations Center

As issues begin to increase around St Johns County, the EOC is helping coordinate responses from all those involved in keeping SJC safe. We are here, and we are tracking the storm.

As issues begin to increase around St Johns County, the EOC is helping coordinate responses from all those involved in keeping SJC safe. We are here, and we are tracking the storm.

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SJSO civilian employees volunteering to prep meals for St Johns County Heros that are out working on the storm

SJSO civilian employees volunteering to prep meals for St Johns County Heros that are out working on the storm

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Hurricane Irma 9am Storm Update

Hurricane Irma 9am Storm Update

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"Why are we evacuating?" Here's why... #hurricaneirma

"Why are we evacuating?" Here's why... #hurricaneirma

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Hurricane Irma Evacuation Order for St. Johns County Remains in Effect

The evacuation order for St. Johns County remains in effect. The county is currently under a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Watch, with hurricane force winds expected within the next 36 hours.

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

Hurricane Irma Evacuation Order for St. Johns County Remains in Effect

The evacuation order for St. Johns County remains in effect. The county is currently under a Hurricane Warning and a Storm Surge Watch, with hurricane force winds expected within the next 36 hours.

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

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ST JOHNS COUNTY IS NOW UNDER A HURRICANE WATCH - Friends, we understand there is a lot of conversation about this storm, and we can't stress enough that this is a major hurricane, which continues to adjust its path as it moves toward Florida. The storm is wide and there is potential for our county to receive hurricane and/or tropical force winds. There may not be a part of Florida that won't be touched by Hurricane Irma. 
If you are in one of the mandatory evacuation zones, we encourage you to heed the warning and leave the area to find safer ground. We have 5 shelters in our area that are now open, two of which are pet friendly. We want you and your family to be safe - you can rebuild your home, you can't rebuild your life or the life of a loved one. 
Our deputies are fully staffed and are with you as we face Hurricane Irma together. If you are evacuating to a shelter, you will see deputies there to help keep you safe. You will also have deputies on the road helping with evacuations, aiding in public safety, monitoring traffic, and helping St Johns County prepare. 
The Sheriff's Office Communications Team is working hard from the EOC to make sure that all of the info we have is shared on our social media so you will have the latest updates at your fingertips even if you lose power and can't get to the television. 
We will be with you for the duration of the storm, and after. You can count on us.

ST JOHNS COUNTY IS NOW UNDER A HURRICANE WATCH - Friends, we understand there is a lot of conversation about this storm, and we can't stress enough that this is a major hurricane, which continues to adjust its path as it moves toward Florida. The storm is wide and there is potential for our county to receive hurricane and/or tropical force winds. There may not be a part of Florida that won't be touched by Hurricane Irma.
If you are in one of the mandatory evacuation zones, we encourage you to heed the warning and leave the area to find safer ground. We have 5 shelters in our area that are now open, two of which are pet friendly. We want you and your family to be safe - you can rebuild your home, you can't rebuild your life or the life of a loved one.
Our deputies are fully staffed and are with you as we face Hurricane Irma together. If you are evacuating to a shelter, you will see deputies there to help keep you safe. You will also have deputies on the road helping with evacuations, aiding in public safety, monitoring traffic, and helping St Johns County prepare.
The Sheriff's Office Communications Team is working hard from the EOC to make sure that all of the info we have is shared on our social media so you will have the latest updates at your fingertips even if you lose power and can't get to the television.
We will be with you for the duration of the storm, and after. You can count on us.

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CURFEW TO BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County law enforcement agencies have announced a curfew that will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly beginning Sunday, September 10 for the City of St. Augustine Beach, the City of St. Augustine, and portions of St. Johns County lying east of the Intracoastal Waterway on the barrier islands. The curfew will remain in effect nightly until further notice.

A curfew order mandates that anyone on the street may be required to produce identification to law enforcement officers to verify their address and purpose for being in the area in an effort to reduce incidents of potential looting and to protect those in areas which may not yet be deemed safe. Law enforcement agencies of the City of St. Augustine, City of St. Augustine Beach, and St. Johns County worked in conjunction to develop an executive order signed by St. Johns County Administrator Michael Wanchick.

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

CURFEW TO BEGIN SUNDAY EVENING

In anticipation of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County law enforcement agencies have announced a curfew that will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly beginning Sunday, September 10 for the City of St. Augustine Beach, the City of St. Augustine, and portions of St. Johns County lying east of the Intracoastal Waterway on the barrier islands. The curfew will remain in effect nightly until further notice.

A curfew order mandates that anyone on the street may be required to produce identification to law enforcement officers to verify their address and purpose for being in the area in an effort to reduce incidents of potential looting and to protect those in areas which may not yet be deemed safe. Law enforcement agencies of the City of St. Augustine, City of St. Augustine Beach, and St. Johns County worked in conjunction to develop an executive order signed by St. Johns County Administrator Michael Wanchick.

For more information, please call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550 or visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane.

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EVACUATION CLARIFICATION - Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 for Evacuation Zones A and B, and the entire City of St. Augustine and the Town of Hastings.

Residents living in boats, RVs, and mobile homes throughout St. Johns County are also included in the evacuation order. Residents who are able to evacuate and are not utilizing a St. Johns County shelter should begin evacuating as soon as possible prior to the evacuation scheduled for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 in order to avoid traffic congestion.

For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

EVACUATION CLARIFICATION - Due to intensified conditions of Hurricane Irma, St. Johns County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 for Evacuation Zones A and B, and the entire City of St. Augustine and the Town of Hastings.

Residents living in boats, RVs, and mobile homes throughout St. Johns County are also included in the evacuation order. Residents who are able to evacuate and are not utilizing a St. Johns County shelter should begin evacuating as soon as possible prior to the evacuation scheduled for 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 in order to avoid traffic congestion.

For more information, please visit www.sjcfl.us/hurricane or call the St. Johns County Emergency Management hotline at 904.824.5550.

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UPDATED HURRICANE IRMA TRACK - FRIDAY 8AM

UPDATED HURRICANE IRMA TRACK - FRIDAY 8AM

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St. Johns County Provides Free Sandbags to Residents in Preparation for Hurricane Irma 
St. Johns County is providing free sandbags beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 at six locations throughout the County for the public in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The sand and the bags will be provided free of charge. Residents must provide their own transportation and shovels, and will be responsible for filling their own bags. There is a maximum allocation of 20 bags per person. The sand and bags are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily throughout the duration of the inclement weather event. For additional information, please call 904.824.5550.

St. Johns County Provides Free Sandbags to Residents in Preparation for Hurricane Irma
St. Johns County is providing free sandbags beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 at six locations throughout the County for the public in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The sand and the bags will be provided free of charge. Residents must provide their own transportation and shovels, and will be responsible for filling their own bags. There is a maximum allocation of 20 bags per person. The sand and bags are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily throughout the duration of the inclement weather event. For additional information, please call 904.824.5550.

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BE SAFE AT THE BEACH TODAY and remember that we are always there to help when needed. Earlier, a young girl was stung by a jelly fish and Deputy Chris Hernandez took care of the young girl until rescue arrived. He was able to keep everyone calm and smiling, which made the situation easier for the girl and her family. Great job, Deputy Hernandez. Way to "Take Care of People!"

BE SAFE AT THE BEACH TODAY and remember that we are always there to help when needed. Earlier, a young girl was stung by a jelly fish and Deputy Chris Hernandez took care of the young girl until rescue arrived. He was able to keep everyone calm and smiling, which made the situation easier for the girl and her family. Great job, Deputy Hernandez. Way to "Take Care of People!"

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