Professional Standards Department

Director Chris Coldiron heads up the Professional Standards Department which consists of Uniform Crime Reporting, Planning and Research, Training, Accreditation, Public Integrity, Internal Affairs and Continuous Improvement. This department establishes accountability for the agency and members to maintain the highest level of standard of ethics, professionalism and service to the citizens of Clay County.

  • Accreditation Unit

The Accreditation Unit is proud to claim accreditation by the Commission for Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) and Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission, Inc. (FCAC). Accreditation is the certification by an independent reviewing authority that the agency has met specific requirements and prescribed standards. Accreditation has long been recognized as a means of maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Accreditation Unit

  • Uniform Crime Reporting Unit

The Uniform Crime Reporting Unit ensures the sheriff’s office is in compliance with the FBI reporting standards for crime data.

  • Training Unit

The Training Unit is committed to providing training in order to prepare the sheriff’s office for all situations, as well as ensuring all state-mandated training is accomplished in a timely fashion. The dedicated training staff accomplishes this by keeping abreast of the current training resources available in the law enforcement community. The training staff recognizes the importance of quality training and is continually striving to ensure officers have the knowledge and training they need to perform their service to the community in a professional and safe manner.

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Training Unit

  • Public Integrity & Internal Affairs

Public Integrity and Internal Affairs ensure all allegations of misconduct against agency members are thoroughly investigated. The trust between the community and the sheriff’s office is paramount. Accountability by the public and the members of the sheriff’s office remains a top priority.

  • Continuous Improvement & Planning/Research

Continuous Improvement and Planning/Research look to project the needs of the agency as the county grows so we can be ahead of the challenges of the future. It also looks internally for ways to reduce waste and redundancy to become more efficient in how the agency operates.