Community Affairs

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

Assistant Chief Patrick Golemme

The Community Affairs Division, led by Assistant Chief Patrick Golemme, is committed to engaging and serving the citizens of Clay County.  The division is comprised of various units such as the Community Oriented Policing Strategies (COPS), Reserves, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS). All of which work collectively to establish and maintain a positive relationships, develop meaningful dialogue and relationships 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 serious problems. By developing programs that increase the community’s understanding of how law enforcement operates in our community public confidence is built and we develop a spirit of mutual cooperation and trust that benefits everyone.

Available Programs & Presentations

  • 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