Undersheriff set to retire in March, setting off series of new JSO staff appointments

Undersheriff Nick Burgos (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Undersheriff Nick Burgos is set to retire in March after 26 years of service with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff T.K. Waters has announced his replacement and a series of other appointments resulting from the change.

Burgos began his career as a patrolman, and through his long and decorated career, achieved every rank in the agency except sheriff, Waters said in a news release announcing the retirement, which is set for March 3.

After being appointed as undersheriff, Burgos became a fixture at news conferences announcing the arrests of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office employees.

“Burgos’ keen mind and steady judgment has guided multiple administrations during his tenure with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office,” Waters said. “While Undersheriff Burgos will be sorely missed in the day-to-day operations of this agency, we all wish him the best for his next chapter.”

Waters said effective March 4, the following staff appointments will be made at JSO:

  • Shawn Coarsey, currently serving as Director of Investigations and Homeland Security, will be appointed to Undersheriff;
  • Mark Romano, currently serving as Chief of Investigations, will be appointed to Director of Investigations and Homeland Security;
  • Alan Parker, currently serving as Assistant Chief of the Information Systems Management Section, will be appointed to Chief of Investigations;
  • Police Lt. Eric Redgate will be appointed to Assistant Chief of the Information Systems Management Section.

Waters also said that effective Tuesday, Corrections Lt. Nick Bliss is being appointed to Assistant Chief of the Community Transition Center Section.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.