• DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL POLICE
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     BIOGRAPHIES
     
      
     

    Director Gregory C. Burton, Chief of School Police

    Chief Burton started with the Duval County School Police Department in July 2021.  

     

     

    Lieutenant Amber M. Gazdick

    Amber started her career with the Duval County School Police Department in January 2008.

    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 and Secondary Employment.

     

    Lieutenant J. D. Harness

    J.D. has been part of the Duval County School Police (D.C.S.P.) Team since April 2014.  Prior to his journey with D.C.S.P. he worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (J.S.O.) as a detective before retiring in 2014 with 25 years of service.

    While at J.S.O. he served as a detective in burglary, offender tracking unit and worked with the Duval County School Board assisting in training and investigations.

    After starting with D.C.S.P., J.D. served as a School Resource Officer prior to being promoted to Sergeant in 2016.  For two years he supervised Northside schools and was then promoted to Lieutenant in 2018.

    He is now the acting West School Safety Officer Lieutenant, which includes approximately 75 Elementary, Middle and High Schools.

    J.D. is a graduate of Livingston University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.  He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

      

    Lieutenant Stefanie A. Walker

    Stefanie joined the Duval County School Police Department (D.C.S.P.) in April 2017, as a School Safety Officer.  Prior to joining the D.C.S.P. in 2017, Stefanie retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (J.S.O.) after 25 years of dedicated service.

    While at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office she spent 2 years in the Patrol Division and 23 years in the Community Engagement Unit as a Drug Abuse Resistant Education Officer (D.A.R.E.), School Resource Officer, and School Safety Officer.  While assigned in the Community Engagement Unit, Stefanie had the privilege of being a School Crossing Guard Supervisor, organizer for the Washington D.C. Safety Patrol Trip, certified instructor, and Co-Senior Advisor for the Police Explorer Program.  Stefanie was also a member of the J.S.O. Incident Command Team.

    In 2018 she was promoted to rank of School Safety Officer Sergeant at D.C.S.P. supervising School Safety Officers who worked in schools in the Northside area of the city.  In 2020 Stefanie was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.  She is responsible for the overall management of School Safety Officer Sergeants, School Safety Officers and School Safety Assistants that work in the elementary, middle and high schools in the Oceanway, Arlington, Southside, Mandarin, and Beaches areas of the city, which are Zones 2, 3, and 6.  Stefanie is also a certified instructor for D.C.S.P.

      
     

    Lieutenant Sean M. Macmaster

    Lt. Macmaster started his career with the Duval County School Police Department in July 2018.

    He currently covers Training, Recruitment, the Police Communications Division and Emergency Preparedness.