Located between the banks of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean and inland to the state’s largest state university, University of Florida in Gainesville, the Jacksonville Regional Operations Center (JROC) provides investigative and forensic services to 13 surrounding counties in Northeastern Florida. Attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo, the Jacksonville Landing for dining and shopping, the Port of Jacksonville for cruise ship departures, historical St. Augustine, the oldest Florida city, and beautiful Atlantic beaches, bring tourists from all over to the area. Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida and the most populous, which is why JROC is committed to the prevention and resolution of crime, creating a sense of community awareness pertaining to criminal justice issues and responding to public safety issues that compromise the health and safety of the community.
While investigative assistance to the region’s local / state law enforcement agencies and three judicial circuits covers a broad spectrum of criminal activity, JROC’s primary criminal investigations involve cases related to cyber/high tech crime, major cases, economic crime, domestic security, organized criminal groups, and intelligence. In addition to investigative services, the JROC crime laboratory provides forensic services to local law enforcement and state attorneys, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Middle District, in the following forensic disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Crime Scene, Evidence Management, Firearms, and Latent Prints.

Internship Responsibilities

A JROC internship will consist of duties such as observing search warrants, surveillance, an interrogative interview, an arrest, a court hearing, law enforcement training, U.S. or State attorney visits, an autopsy and other criminal justice duties. 

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