Clay County Sheriff’s Office

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Investigations & Special Operations Department

The Investigations & Special Operations Department is led by Director Joseph Bucci. It’s home to highly visible arms of the agency including our SWAT team, the Narcotics & Special Operations Division, the Emergency Preparedness Unit, and Negotiations. Our Investigations Division, the  Robbery Homicide Unit, Dive Team, Honor Guard, and our Fugitive/Sex Offender Unit also fall under this department. 

The leadership of this department is rounded out by Chief of Narcotics & Special Operations Wayne McKinney and Chief of Investigations Thomas Cotchaleovitch. 

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Chief of Narcotics & Special Operations
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Chief of Investigations Thomas Cotchaleovitch

The aspects that make up this department are dedicated to justice, safety, and righting wrongs committed against the citizens of Clay County. From property crimes to domestic violence to investigative support, the men and women who work in this department work each and every day to especially make an impact on the lives of people in Clay County.