Superintendent Addison Davis Responds to Sheriff Darryl Daniels

By Wesley LeBlanc
Posted 4/25/19

CCSO Sheriff Darryl Daniels said Monday that CCSO will begin the process for routing calls for service at Clay County School Board properties to the CCSB Police Department, including calls for …

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Superintendent Addison Davis Responds to Sheriff Darryl Daniels

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CCSO Sheriff Darryl Daniels said Monday that CCSO will begin the process for routing calls for service at Clay County School Board properties to the CCSB Police Department, including calls for service, alarm calls and reports of criminal activity.

Here's what Superintendent Addison Davis told Clay Today:

"As a civic leader, I have made multiple attempts to contact Sheriff Daniels to discuss the safety and security of Clay County District Schools. This is in addition to the several times that I afforded the Sheriff opportunities to remain in our schools with no action. It is unfortunate for the community that I have been forced to engage in a back and forth with the Sheriff after the fact. My letter is a formal communication to ask for an immediate sit down to remove the politics and focus on what matters most, our children. I cannot change the fact that the Sheriff elected not to adjust his financial plan, work with the School Board to find a resolution, and seek assistance, if needed, from the BCC as other counties do. Many conversations were held to allow these options to occur. Overall, it is time to focus on the work and identify interlocal agreements that will act in the best interest of our community.

The Sheriff’s recent actions validate that the School Board has made the right decision. Actions speak louder than words, and while the Sheriff continues to say that “he is here for the district,” his actions to reroute and pull resources does not align with community policing. Sheriff Daniels fully understands that we are in the infant stages of our development, and has known that our launch date has always been established as August 1, 2019. Nonetheless, we have already extended 39 out of 44 conditional offers for School Resources Officers in the first month of operation, and we will continue to work tirelessly to stand up the best school district police department in the state of Florida!"

The pictures above are Daniels' original statement released Monday, April 22, and Davis' letter in return to Daniels' statement.

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