Personnel and Professional Development
Director Chris Coldiron heads up the Personnel and Professional Development Department which consists of Public Integrity Investigations, Personnel, Professional Development 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.
Chief Gary Cross supervises the Professional Oversight Division which includes Internal Affairs and Continuous Improvement, Planning/Research and Inventory. Internal Affairs 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.
Continuous Improvement and Planning/Research looks 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.