Mission & Major Initiatives
We will proactively partner with the community to enhance the quality of life within Clay County to ensure that it is a safe and attractive place to live, work, and visit.
Our mission is to enhance community engagement and reduce crime.
- Crime Reduction
- Community Engagement
We will develop and maintain initiatives to incorporate long-term solutions to community concerns through collaborative partnerships with the citizens we serve.
We believe that holding ourselves accountable – admitting errors, learning from our mistakes, and making needed adjustments – is integral to maintaining the public’s faith in the Office of the Sheriff.
- Commitment to Excellence Through Continuous Improvement
We will not accept mediocrity! We will strive to maintain the highest levels of excellence through cutting-edge training, technology, innovation, and process improvement.
We will faithfully honor our obligations to the community by respecting ourselves, our peers, those we serve, the sanctity of the law, and the Office of Sheriff.
We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct, which are the cornerstones of our profession. We will uphold the public trust and our commitment to our core values both on and off duty.
Bias-Based Profiling Policy
It is the policy of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to protect the constitutional rights of all people, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical handicap or religion; and to treat each person with respect and dignity. While contacting persons in a variety of situations is not only routine, but also germane to law enforcement activities, this agency will not accept or tolerate bias-based profiling.