Sheriff’s Staff

Director David Barnes in uniform with American flag behind him

David Barnes
Director of Operations

Barnes is a 25-year law enforcement veteran. He has served in various leadership positions including Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Dive Team and Administration. He is also a 20-year retiree from the Florida National Guard where he served in various leadership positions. Barnes is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations – National Academy, Session #261 and he has served as director of Services and Personnel and Professional Standards.

Ricky Wright Director of Services with an American flag, in uniform Ricky Wright
Director of Services

Wright is a 33-year law enforcement veteran who started his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and worked for the Palatka Police Department. In 2000, he joined the Clay County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a detective and lieutenant in several areas within the agency. Wright was then promoted to chief of Special Operations and served as chief and director of Detention Administration.

Chris Coldiron Director of Professional StandardsChris Coldiron
Director of Detention

Coldiron has been with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 1998. He has experience in administration, detention and operations. Coldiron, a Navy veteran, recently served as watch commander and assistant SWAT commander after 16 years on the team, and has served as the director of Personnel and Professional Standards.

Director Joseph Bucci in uniform in front of an American flag Joseph Bucci
Director of Personnel and Professional Standards

Bucci began his career in law enforcement 21 years ago with the Green Cove Springs Police Department. In 2000 he joined the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Bucci has a degree in criminal justice from Columbia College. He graduated from the FBI National Academy #249 in 2012. Bucci volunteers at high school ministry at church and is on the board of directors for Clay Electric Operation Round Up. He has served as chief for the past 10 years. Bucci has been the chief of Detectives, Patrol, Logistics, Human Resources, and Training and Professional Oversight.

Jeff Davenport General CounselJeff Davenport
General Counsel

Davenport joined the sheriff’s office as general counsel in June 2017. Before joining the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, he was appointed and served as an assistant state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida for almost nine years. He prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal cases and handled civil cases involving civil asset forfeiture and involuntary civil commitment. Davenport is a graduate of King University and Florida Coastal School of Law .

Elise Gann Chief Financial OfficerElise Gann
Chief Financial Officer

Gann oversees the Finance Department which includes Fiscal and Purchasing. She joined the sheriff’s office in March 2010 as the Fiscal Section director and was promoted to CFO in October 2011. Prior to joining the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Gann worked in the private sector for 12 years in accounting management positions for Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. and Estrella Engineering, Inc.  She completed Leadership Clay in 2012 and is an active member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association, serving on the Finance Committee.

Keith Smith Assistant Chief of community Affairs

 Keith Smith
Assistant Chief of Community Affairs 

Smith has been with the sheriff’s office for 16 years. Smith has been assigned to Patrol, Investigations, Community Affairs, Training, Supervisor/Patrol, and Supervisor/Juvenile Crime Section. Smith is an Adjunct Instructor at SJRSC for the Law Enforcement Academy and has been the Executive Director of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League since July, 2015.

Denise Flak Executive AssistantDenise Flak
Executive Assistant

Flak is the executive assistant to Sheriff Darryl Daniels and Undersheriff Ray Walden. She handles the day-to-day functions for the sheriff’s staff. She also worked as executive assistant to the director of the State Attorney’s Office in Clay County for almost 15 years. Flak has been with the sheriff’s office for 14 years.