Clay County Sheriff's Office

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Clay County Sheriff's Office

                          EMPLOYEE OF THE WEEK
                                 January 6, 2017

Amanda Ratliff is one of eight full time 911 telecommunicators employed by Clay County Sheriff’s Office. She was raised in Blairsville, Ga where she attended Union County High, and has resided in Hayesville since 2007.

Amanda started at Clay County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2015 as a 911 dispatcher. She has obtained National Certifications in Emergency Medical and Fire dispatch, as well as being State Certified through North Carolina Justice Academy as a telecommunicator.  She is also DCI (Department of Criminal Information) certified. She must maintain all certifications with continuing education and testing every 2 to 4 years.

Amanda first started in public safety in 2014 as a volunteer firefighter with the Brasstown Fire Department. There she began pursuing state certifications as a North Carolina Firefighter. She was also a member with Clay County Fire & Rescue and she holds the status of North Carolina Certified Firefighter and Haz-Mat Level One Responder.

After taking on the role as a Volunteer Fire Firefighter and working hand in hand with the Emergency Services within Clay County, Amanda quickly learned she had a passion for public safety. When an opportunity was presented to her within the dispatch center, it seemed to be the perfect position for her to further be a service within the community.  

Amanda has excelled quickly within the 911 Center and has proven what a valuable asset she is to the department as well as the citizens of Clay County. The Director Jenkins is very pleased with how she handles each call and each situation and has stated it takes a very special individual to work in the 911 center. We don’t have the same calls every day, each call brings something new and presents something to learn.


***Public Service Announcement from the Clay County Tax Office*** The Clay County Tax Office has begun the county wide revaluation that will be effective as of January 1, 2018. There will be appraisers visiting properties throughout the county Monday through Saturday. Please note the appraisers will not ask to come inside the home and their vehicles will be clearly marked as "Clay County Revaluation". Each appraiser will also have a photo ID badge. This will be an ongoing process for the next 10 to 12 months. If anyone has any questions of if any issues arise, please contact Nancy Kimsey at the Clay County Tax Office at (828) 389-1266. As always if you feel you need us you can call the Sheriff's Office at (828) 389-6354.

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295 Courthouse Drive, Hayesville NC 28904

Welcome to the Clay County Sheriff's Office web site.  The purpose of this site is to introduce you to the Sheriff's Office and the many services that we provide the community.

I consider it my duty as Sheriff to see that the citizens of Clay County are provided the very best service we can and strive to earn the trust you have placed in all of us.  All of the employees of the CCSO take pride in our jobs and never forget that we and our families are also part of the community that we are sworn to keep safe.

Thank you for taking the opportunity to learn the many facets of our office.  We welcome and appreciate your suggestions and support in our quest to make Clay County an even safer place to live, work and raise our families.  Please feel free to call my office anytime to discuss any concerns you might have.


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