Captain Clukey is a native of Maine, born and raised in the Dexter area.  He graduated from Dexter Regional High School in 1975.  In 1979, he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Captain Clukey began his career at the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office in 1981 as a Corrections Officer.  During his 35 year career at Penobscot, he has occupied many positions/posts:  Corrections Officer, Security Sergeant, Training Sergeant, Transition Coordinator, Assistant Jail Administrator, and Jail Administrator.  As Jail Administrator, Captain Clukey oversees the day to day operations of a County Jail with approximately 175 inmates and 100 correctional employees.

Captain Clukey is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and has completed several courses at the National Institute of Corrections.  Captain Clukey has received numerous hours of training in the following areas:   Staff Development, Training, Mental Health Services for Inmates, Employment Law, Policy and Procedure Development, and Executive Level Development.

In 2004, Captain Clukey was named recipient of the Maine Sheriff’s Association – Manager of the Year award.

Captain Clukey is currently a Technical Resource Provider for the National Institute of Corrections for Administering the Small/Medium Size Jail curriculum.

Instructor Experience (Partial)

  • Completed Methods of Instruction course at MCJA in 1988.
  • Certified Instructor for Maine Criminal Justice Academy since June of 1989, courses of Instruction at Penobscot County and MCJA include:  Principles of Hostage Incidents; FTO Testing-Evaluation; Suicide Prevention; Supervision of Special Inmates; Principles of Disturbance Control, Emergency Situations; Sexual Harassment, and Supervisory Styles.
  • Coordinated Field Training Officer Program for Corrections Division from 1989 to 1995.
  • U.S. Department of Justice – National Institute of Corrections:

            Facility Planning and Plan Review – 1985

            Training Design and Development – 1990.
            Designing and Developing an FTO Program – 1990.
            Enhancing Human Resource Systems – 1993.
            Advanced Training For Trainers – Instructional Theory Into Practice – 1994.
            Advanced Training For Trainers – Developing Management Training – 1995.
            Administering the Small Jail – 2004. 

Richard Clukey