Personnel and Professional Standards

Director David Barnes leads the Personnel and Professional Standards Department which consists of Personnel, Professional Standards and Professional Oversight Divisions. 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.

That said, transparency is critical in building, maintaining and keeping public trust.  To strengthen that value, all closed Internal Affairs investigations, since Sheriff Daniels has taken office, will be posted and updated on a regular basis.  Interested in reviewing a synopsis of those?  Click here:

Internal Affairs 2017

Internal Affairs 2018

(For further details concerning any of these investigations, a public records request can be made though our Records Section)

Portrait of Chief Tina ChatmonChief Tina Chatmon supervises Policy Development, Staff Inspections and Accreditation. The sheriff’s office 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.

Portrait of Chief Joe BucciChief Joe Bucci supervises the Professional Oversight Division and the Training.

The Professional Oversight Division ensures 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.

Training is committed to providing best practices/education 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.