Community Affairs

It is the sheriff’s office’s policy to establish close relationships with the community through Community Affairs.

Lieutenant Glenn Wood in uniform in front of an American flag

The Community Affairs Division, led by Lieutenant Glenn Wood, is committed to engaging and serving Clay County citizens. The Community Affairs Division comprises various units, such as the Community Oriented Policing Strategies (COPS), Reserves, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS). These units work collectively to establish and maintain a positive citizen relationship, develop meaningful dialogue, and provide a resource for crime prevention programs and services to include: Sheriff’s Neighborhood Engagement Team (Sheriff’s NET), Citizens’ Academy, and Cyber Safety Presentations.

Our goal is to learn about community concerns and respond to them before they become a severe problem. By developing programs to increase the community’s understanding of how law enforcement operates in our community, public confidence is built. We create a spirit of collaborative cooperation and trust that benefits everyone.

Available Programs & Presentations

Community Engagement

  • Residential (Sheriff’s NET and Security Surveys)
  • Commercial (Business Watch Program and Security Surveys)
  • National Night Out Annual Event
  • Identity theft/Computer Crimes/Safety on the Web
  • Child Safety
  • Holiday Safety
  • Vehicle/Vessel Safety
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Burglary Prevention
  • Bicycle Safety

For more information about these programs, please contact the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at (904) 264-6512 or email