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Sheriff’s Staff

David Barnes

Patrol & Community Affairs Department Director

Barnes has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience. 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.

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Patrick Golemme

Chief of Community Affairs

Golemme has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, with 25 of those years served at the CCSO. He has experience in patrol, detectives, school resource, and community affairs. Golemme was the Crisis Negotiations Team Commander, and is currently the leader of the Critical Incident and Stress Management Team (CISM). He has previously served as the Assistant Chief of Community Affairs, the Chief of Detectives, and the Chief of Patrol.

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Jeff Johnson

Chief of Patrol  

Johnson began serving in a public safety role in 1983, and he started his law enforcement career at the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson began his career with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. Johnson holds a master’s degree from Barry University. 

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Baylor Alexander 

Assistant Chief of Patrol South 

Alexander has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience. He has served in various leadership positions including Patrol, Investigations, Narcotics, and served 13 years on the SWAT team.  Alexander is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute  –  66th Command Officers Development Course.

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Domenic Paniccia 

Assistant Chief of Patrol North

Paniccia has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience.  He has served in various leadership positions including Patrol, OSS, General Investigations, Robbery/Homicide and Narcotics. He is also the current Honor Guard Commander and President of the Humanitarian Fund.  Paniccia is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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Chris Coldiron

Detention Department Director

Coldiron started his career with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office 1998. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College. Coldiron has leadership experience in Patrol, Investigations, Detention, Administration, and served on the SWAT team for 16 years.  Coldiron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #272, FDLE Executive Leadership Seminar, Class #5, and has served as a director of Personnel and Professional Standards.

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William Arnold 

Chief of Detention Security

Arnold has been with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 2003. He has experience in all aspects of jail operations in both security and administration. Arnold served as the commander of the Corrections Emergency Response Team. He has  completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police – Leadership in Police Organization.

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Christopher Sueflohn 

Chief of Detention Administration

Sueflohn has been with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for more than 14 years. He has served as the Chief of Detention Security, Detention Security Watch Commander, and sergeant. Sueflohn has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University.  He also completed the FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute, Supervisor Leadership Institute, and Command Institute.

Joseph Bucci

Investigations & Special Operations Department Director 

Bucci has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience and began his career in law enforcement  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.

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Thomas Cotchaleovitch 

Chief of Investigations

Cotchaleovitch has more than 16 years of law enforcement experience.  He served as deputy, detective, a supervisor in Patrol, Investigations and most recently as the lieutenant of Internal Affairs.  Cotchaleovitch  was also a member of SWAT for 10 years. 

Wayne McKinney 

Chief of Narcotics & Special Operations  

McKinney has been with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 1999. He has been the Chief of Detectives, Chief of Support Services, and Chief of Training and Professional Oversight. McKinney is a Navy veteran, a 13 year member/team leader of the SWAT team, and has served the majority of his career as a detective or detective supervisor for the sheriff’s office. He also serves his community as a deacon and Sunday school teacher with the First Baptist Church of Middleburg, and currently serves on the board of directors for Quigley House, the domestic violence shelter serving Clay County.    

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Ricky Wright 

Administration & Business Department Director   

Wright has more than 36 years of law enforcement experience and started his career with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. He also 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.

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Tina Chatmon 

Chief of HR & Professional Standards   

 Chatmon has been with the sheriff’s office for more than 20 years. She began her career in the Communications Section, and worked in the Finance Division, the Detention Department and Judicial Section. Chatmon completed both the CJSTC Law enforcement crossover academy and Corrections academy to become dual certified, and is a certified FCAC, FLA-TAC and CFA accreditation assessor. She’s on the Florida Model Jail Standards  Standards Review Subcommittee, Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission Standards Review Interpretation Committee. Chatmon is a graduate of the FDLE Senior Leadership program, IACP Women’s Leadership Institute and a FBI-LEEDA trilogy recipient. Chatmon currently serves on the board of directors for Quigley House, the domestic violence shelter serving Clay County.  

Stacy Wase 

Assistant Chief of Professional Standards 

Wase has been with the sheriff’s office for more than 14 years. She began her career in the Training Unit and has spent the past 12 years with the Information Technology Section where she has served as a technician, server administrator, supervisor and manager. Wase has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of North Florida and has completed the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Institute as well as the IACP Women’s Leadership Institute. 

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Anthony Dangerfield 

Chief of Services  

Anthony Dangerfield is a retired Naval Reserve veteran who was hired by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in 1995.   He has served the agency at every level from patrol deputy to his current assignment as the Services Division Chief.  He has leadership experience in patrol, investigations, narcotics, training, communications and internal affairs.  His initial appointment to the Sheriff’s Staff occurred in 2012.