Personnel and Professional Standards

Director Joseph Bucci leads the Personnel and Professional Standards Department, consisting 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 Clay County citizens.

That said, transparency is critical in building, maintaining, and keeping public trust. To strengthen that value, closed Internal Affairs investigations, since 2017, will be posted and updated regularly. 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 submitted through 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.

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 to prepare the sheriff’s office for all situations and ensure 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 professionally and safely perform their service to the community.