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.

Chief Tina Chatmon supervises Policy Development, Staff Inspections, Accreditation and Training. 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.

The Training Section 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.

Image of Chief Joe BucciChief Joe Bucci supervises the Personnel Division which consists of two functional areas:  Human Resources and Employee Relations.  The division works to provide leadership for the efficient management of the agency’s workforce.

The division’s goal can be defined as recruiting, hiring, and maintaining a highly qualified workforce.

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.