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.
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.
Investigations and Special Operations Department Director
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.
Detention 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.
Chief of Services
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 Chief of Community Affairs, the Chief of Detectives, and the Chief of Patrol.
Chief of Community Affairs
Moreland has been with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office since 1998 where he started in Corrections. He has served in various leadership positions including Patrol, Investigations and Special Operations. Moreland has served as the SWAT and Dive Commander for the agency. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fairmont State College. Moreland has completed several leadership courses, including the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; Supervisor Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and Executive Leadership Institute.
Chief of Patrol
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.
Chief of Special Operations
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.
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.
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.
Chief of Detention Administration
Henry is a highly experienced law enforcement professional who has dedicated over two decades of his career to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. During this time, he has assumed crucial leadership positions within various divisions, including the jail, courthouse, and civil unit. He has also shown himself as a mentor, security, and management leader.
Henry has earned several notable achievements and certifications that highlight his commitment to professional development and expertise in the field. Some of his accomplishments include National Certified Corrections Executive (NCCE), the Elite Academy #1 hosted by the National Institute of Jail Operations (NIJO), National Jail Leadership Command Academy #34, and FBI-Leeda Trilogy. Henry is a certified CFA, FCAC, and FLA-TAC accreditation inspector and a certified FMJS inspector. Henry holds a degree from Vincennes University.
Assistant Chief of Patrol North
Paniccia is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran with more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He has served in various roles and leadership positions in the Sheriff’s Office to include Patrol, Patrol Sergeant, Field Training Officer, Master Sergeant, OSS, OSS Sergeant, General Investigations, and Detective Sergeant of Investigations and the Robbery/ Homicide Unit. Paniccia was also a Watch Commander and Narcotics Unit Commander. He was a long time member of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, where earned the title of Commander, and was also a member of the Crisis Negotiations Team. Currently, Paniccia is the President of the Humanitarian Fund. Paniccia has received numerous commendations throughout his career, most notable being the 2012 J.P. Hall Officer of the Year. In 2014, he was the recipient of a Law Enforcement Commendation Medal. Paniccia has a degree from Vincennes University and has attended numerous leadership schools, with the most recent being the Florida Sheriff’s Association Commanders Academy (Class #11).
Assistant Chief of Patrol South
Assistant Chief of HR & Training
Chatmon is the Assistant Chief of Human Resources and Training. Asst. Chief Chatmon is a 24-year veteran of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, beginning her career in 1998 in the Communications Section. She then spent time in the Finance Division, the Detention Department, and the Judicial Section. Asst.Chief Chatmon successfully completed both the CJSTC Law enforcement crossover academy and Corrections academy, becoming dual certified in 2005.
Asst. Chief Chatmon is a certified FCAC, FLA-TAC, and CFA accreditation assessor. Asst. Chief Chatmon serves as a Team Leader for the organizations. Asst. Chief Chatmon is on the Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) Standards Review Subcommittee and Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission (FCAC) Standards Review Interpretation Committee. She is a graduate of the FDLE Senior Leadership program Class 21, IACP Women’s Leadership Institute, FSA Commanders Academy Class 10, and an FBI-LEEDA trilogy recipient.
Assistant Chief of Records & Supply
Wase has been with the CCSO 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. CC
Assistant Chief of Communications