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Hernando County is located on the West coast of Central Florida. The Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to a population of approximately 186,000, including the City of Brooksville. This is an increase of nearly 318%
since 1980, and Hernando continues to be regarded as one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is committed to responding to the needs of the citizens of Hernando County. Our mission is to maintain peace and order, safeguard life and property, and protect individual rights through the delivery
of professional services. The measure of our service will be judged by the community.
Major Shaun Klucznik
currently serves as the Judicial Services Bureau Commander and Jail Administrator. This includes the Detention Center, Court Security, Warrants, Civil, and Transport. Major Klucznik is a 23 year veteran in the criminal justice field and is dual certified in corrections and law enforcement. He started his career with the Pasco Sheriff's Office in July of 1997. Major Klucznik was appointed to the rank of lieutenant by the Hernando County Sheriff in June of 2010 as part of the original Detention Center Transition Team.
During his tenure at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Major Klucznik has had the opportunity to serve as Judicial Services Captain, Special Operations Captain, Detention Operations Lieutenant, Special Operations Lieutenant and acting Human Resources Director.
Major Klucznik is a graduate of the American Jail Association’s National Jail Leadership Command Academy and completed the FDLE Senior Leadership Program. He is a Certified Jail Manager through the American Jail Association, a Certified Correctional Executive through the American Correctional Association, and previously served as a Department of Justice certified Prison Rape Elimination Act Inspector. Major Klucznik holds an Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Petersburg College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University.
Captain Philip Lakin
began his career in 1989 as a Police Officer for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts Housing Division. In 2002, Captain Lakin attained Florida law enforcement certification at the Southeastern Public Safety Institute in St. Petersburg. He is a 17-year veteran of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, having served as a patrol deputy, field training officer, property crimes detective, Major Case detective, District Two patrol sergeant and Major Case CAPS sergeant. He was promoted to lieutenant in January of 2016 and has served as the night watch commander, District One commander, District Two commander, Professional Standards commander and presently serves as captain in the Judicial Services Bureau. Captain Lakin is a graduate of the International Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations program as well as the FBI-Leeda Executive Leadership Institute. He has an associate degree in criminal justice from St. Petersburg College and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Public Safety Administration. Current or recent affiliations include the Florida Homicide Investigator’s Association, Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Hernando County Board of Directors, The Community Health Improvement Planning Partnership Board, and the Hernando County Community Alliance Executive Roundtable.
Medical Director Kristine DeKany
is a Registered Nurse who began her career in correctional health care in 2000 where she began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She completed her Associate’s Degree in nursing at Pasco-Hernando Community College in 2006, her Bachelor's Degree of Science with an emphasis in Management at Hodges University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2008, and her Master’s Degree Health Science with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. Kristine has held a seat on the Florida Model Jail Standards Medical subcommittee since 2004 and has served as chair of this committee since 2008. Kristine also serves on the FMJS Training Committee where she trains all of the new Medical Inspectors in the state. She is an FMJS Medical Services Inspector, an ACA Medical Auditor, and an FCAC auditor. Kristine is also dual certified Correctional Nurse/Nurse manager, achieving recognition as the first Certified Corrections Nurse in the State of Florida through the American Correctional Association in 2007.