"To Serve and Protect in Partnership with Our Community."
While this is a mission by which the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) operates, this is also a motto that Jesse Eanes lives by. A 1999 TCA Alum, Jesse embodies the core values of always improving, being community-focused, having respect for others, and being worthy of trust each day. Whether serving as Police Sergeant for JSO, or in the community as a servant leader, Jesse sets an example for others.
When not working at JSO, Jesse enjoys teaching at Trinity Baptist College as a Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor, or giving back to the community as the Vice President of Northeast Florida Camp Cadet, a nonprofit operating out of Camp Blanding in Keystone, Florida. Camp Cadet is a tuition-free, one-week event for youth ages 12 through 15, staffed by local police and sheriff's departments. Camp Cadet provides youth with the tools to overcome challenges, instills strict discipline, bestows confidence, builds leadership abilities, and helps them better understand law enforcement activities while living in an atmosphere similar to a police training academy. Jesse was recently awarded the Six Pillars of Character Award for his trailblazing work with the Camp Cadet program.
Jesse has also achieved much in the classroom while being a guiding light in the community. In 2019 he graduated with a Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego. He credits TCA’s academic program and teachers with preparing him for success and influencing his spiritual growth.
“[The] college prep track through high school and the teachers were invested in both our educational and spiritual aspects of life,” he said. “I was saved at Trinity Youth Camp, and I continued my spiritual walk by attending Trinity Baptist Church and the youth programs.”
For people interested in attending TCA, Jesse suggests to “definitely take a tour and get a first-hand look at the dedication of the teachers and the students enjoying their daily life at TCA and the level of education provided.” If time allows, he also encourages people to catch a game or two. “Football games and times spent with friends were my favorite memories during my time at TCA,” said Jesse.
To learn more about TCA and how it empowered other alum like Jesse to discover and live out their God-given purpose, visit https://tcajax.org/.