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As a detention deputy with CCSO, you’ll maintain care, custody, and control of our inmate population and security at the Clay County Jail. Learn more and apply for a job in our Detention Department today!

Duties: You will be responsible for maintaining care, control, and custody of detainees.

You must escort and return inmates to and from their cells, subdue and control disorderly inmates, resolve inmate disputes, and respond to inmate incidents. 

Duties may include seizing and reporting found contraband and non-authorized items, patrolling work areas, and completing intake, booking, and release processes.

Florida Corrections Officer Academy

Learn about programs offered nearby at St. Johns River State College to help you get started in your corrections career.

Why Clay County?

Learn more about why Clay County is the perfect place to start and finish your career in law enforcement.

Out of State Officers

Equivalency of Training

Attend courses at nearby St. Johns River State College to obtain certification as an officer in Florida without having to attend a full basic recruit academy.

If you are an out-of-state officer looking to join our team, but are unable to participate in the EOT because of training having not been completed, please contact to see if we can assist.

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CEO Judson Sapp and Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook

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