Major O’Neal Jackson is a 22 year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Since joining HCSO in 1996, he has served most of his career in the Departments of Patrol and Investigative Services. Throughout his career he has always placed a major emphasis on serving with pride and distinction. He subscribes to Sir Robert Peele’s principles on policing, and understands the importance of building sound relationships within the communities that the HCSO serves. Major Jackson has supervised in four of the five HCSO District Offices and he brings a vast amount of experience with him to the Court Operations Division, from areas to include street crimes, community resource, auto theft, sex crimes and homicide.
Major Jackson is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tallahassee. He attended Florida State University and the University of South Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Major Jackson is a graduate and Dean’s Scholar of the Southern Police Institute’s 134th Administrative Officers Course, at the University of Louisville; where he also earned a Graduate Certificate in Police Executive Leadership.
Major Jackson served as the DUI Coordinator for HCSO and oversaw the enforcement efforts to reduce the number of impaired driver related traffic fatalities and injury crashes, to help make Hillsborough County roadways much safer. He is also a former board member of the Hillsborough County DUI Counter Attack, and served on the Florida Impaired Driving Coalition.