Operations Bureau

Led by Director Jim Morgan, the Operations Bureau is made up of three divisions: Detectives, Patrol and Special Operations.

All are equally important, working in concert to keep our citizens and their property safe throughout the county.

Director Morgan is a 27-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. His years of experience include 19 years leading various components of the agency including Patrol, Investigations, Professional Services, SWAT, Dive, Special Operations and others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and is a graduate of Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institutes’ Senior Leadership Program.


Detective Division

As a major component of our agency’s Operations Bureau, these detectives represent all of the investigative branches of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Under the direction of Chief of Wayne McKinney, the Detective Unit operates:  Robbery/Homicide, General Investigations, Special Victims and Financial Crimes, which includes the Cyber Crimes Unit. These men and women investigate some of the most complex cases that occur in our county, often using state-of-the-art equipment and software to solve the cases when needed.

Patrol Division

 The Clay County Sheriff’s Office receives more than 200,000 calls for service each year.

It is these patrol deputies who respond under the supervision of Chief Richard Elkins. The Civilian Crime Scene Technicians are now trained to collect evidence at various types of crime scenes allowing patrol deputies and detectives to focus more time and energy on investigations.

Special Operations Division

Living up to the name every day, this special group of men and women provide services that prove to be very visible to the public.

This division, led by Chief of Kenneth Stivers, includes Community Policing Section, Marine Unit, Reserve Unit, Traffic Section, Public Service Aides, Juvenile Crime Section, Crossing Guards, Explorer Post, Police Activities League, SWAT Team, Dive Team, Hostage Negotiators, K9 Unit and Emergency Management Unit.