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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
Klucznik currently serves as the Judicial Services Bureau Commander and Jail Administrator. Major Klucznik is a 24 year veteran in the criminal justice field and is dual certified in corrections and law enforcement. During his tenure at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Major Klucznik’s prior assignments include 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, is a Certified Jail Manager through the American Jail Association, and a Certified Correctional Executive through the American Correctional Association. Major Klucznik currently serves on the American Jail Association’s Board of Directors. 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 Andrew Batchelder
currently serves as the Detention Division Commander and Deputy Jail Administrator. These duties include the detention center, court security, Warrants, Civil, and Transport. Captain Batchelder began his career as a correctional officer at the Hernando County jail in 1994. He has attended Pasco-Hernando Community College, St. Leo University, and Withlacoochee Technical Institute for corrections and law enforcement crossover training. In 1995, he was sworn in as a reserve police officer with the Bushnell Police Department and in 1996, he was hired as a deputy sheriff at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. Assignments with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office include patrol deputy, Community Policing deputy, Traffic deputy, Rapid Response Team member, and hostage negotiator. In 2009, Capt. Batchelder was promoted to the rank of sergeant and worked Patrol in District 2. In 2011, he was transferred to supervise the Traffic Unit. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and worked in the Special Operations Division as the Operations Support commander. During his time as a Lieutenant, Batchelder also served as the Major Case Section commander, night watch commander and the Area Operations Support commander.
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.