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The division’s goal can be defined as recruiting, hiring, and maintaining a highly qualified workforce while ensuring agency standards remain high. Additionally, members of the division are concerned with employees, their families, and their relationships with the agency.

The division strives to develop a diverse work environment. Agency diversity is accomplished by ensuring that no person is discriminated against based on race, disability, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation/expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or genetic information in its programs, activities and employment.

The division is also responsible for directing the functions of employee recruitment and selection, employee benefits, employee recognition, performance appraisals, tuition refund and employee relations. It also recruits and trains qualified volunteers to assist the agency.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office employs more than 600 people in a variety of jobs from law enforcement and detention, to equipment and facilities maintenance, to medical and telecommunications, to administrative support staff.

The agency values its employees and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. CCSO fosters a rewarding work environment for its employees through a generous leave system, paid holidays, wellness programs, training, tuition refund, and career advancement opportunities.

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Excelsior Status

The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation officially reaccredited our agency with its third Excelsior Status in 2020. The agency underwent a thorough review in July by a three-member assessment team. The team ensured compliance with 260 Florida law enforcement standards. Of the 260 standards, the CCSO was found to be in compliance with all mandatory and applicable non-mandatory standards. The assessors commended CCSO members for their knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm. The assessment team commented that the CCSO had a staff to be proud of. Additionally, the detention facility will be going through its second Excelsior Accreditation in March of 2021.  The Communications Section received its first accreditation through the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission in January of 2019.

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CEO Judson Sapp and Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook

Judson Sapp hosts Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook to discuss law enforcement issues. From the latest breaking news to cold cases, we answer the questions you have always wanted to ask. Tune in weekly!