• DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL POLICE
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     BIOGRAPHIES
     
      
     

    Assistant Chief (Acting Director) Wayne R. Clark, Sr.

     

    Wayne started with the Duval County School Police Department in June 2015.  

    Prior to serving with DCSP he worked at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority for 3.5 years as the Director of Aviation Security.  In 2010, he retired after serving 30 years with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office as the Division Chief of Patrol West. 

    While at the JSO he commanded 580 personnel serving one half of the City of Jacksonville; he served as the Zone Commander for several patrol zones; as the Commanding Officer of the Major Drug and Vice Investigations Unit; as one of three Division Chiefs to Command the SWAT Team when deployed to hostile situations; and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Emergency Preparedness Unit was under his direct Command.

    At DCSP he supervises Emergency Preparedness and Services.  His areas of responsibility includes: District-wide Emergency Preparedness, Investigations, Night Patrol Unit and Communications Center.

    He is a 2007 graduate of the 231st Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Va.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. 

     

    Lieutenant Amber M. Gazdick

     

    Amber started her career with the Duval County School Police Department in January 2008 as a Patrol Officer.

    While in the Patrol Division Amber attended the Field Training Officer course and became a certified Field Training Officer.  As a Field Training Officer she trained numerous officers and excelled in her supervisory position.

    Amber was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in January 2013 for one of the night patrol squads.  She became an SRO Sergeant in August 2015 and was assigned to the south west zone supervising 8 officers who covered three high schools, four middle schools and thirteen elementary schools.

    Amber is certified as a FDLE School Resource Officer and as a Field Training Officer.  She is also an instructor for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings as well as our Agency Instructor for the Below 100 Initiative. Amber was instrumental in bringing the Below 100 campaign to our Agency, this program seeks to heighten our officers’ awareness of their safety which in turn allows them to better protect our students and faculty.

    Amber was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in May 2016 and serves as the East SRO Lieutenant.  She is also over the department’s fleet, supply and inventory, Eddie Eagle Program and Secondary Employment.