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Sheriff Mike Prendergast
Sheriff Mike Prendergast

Elected to office in November 2016, Sheriff Mike Prendergast became Citrus County’s 12th Sheriff. As evidenced by his tireless work ethic, Sheriff Prendergast is strongly committed to the citizens of Citrus County and to the CCSO employees...

Colonel, Bureau of Support Operations Elena Vitt
Colonel, Bureau of Support Operations Elena Vitt

Elena moved to Citrus County from South Florida in the 1980’s. She graduated from Citrus High School then attained an Associate’s degree in Elementary Education from Central Florida University. She then attended Gulf Coast University...

Colonel, Bureau of Law Enforcement Operations Justin Ferrara
Colonel, Bureau of Law Enforcement Operations Justin Ferrara

Colonel Justin Ferrara graduated from Lecanto High School and moved to Gainesville, Florida, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida. While attending college he worked in Loss Prevention at Walmart...

Captain, Professional Standards and Communications Division Joe Casola
Captain, Professional Standards and Communications Division Joe Casola

Joe started in career in law enforcement in 1994 as a Patrol Officer with the City of Crystal River Police Department (FL). In January 2001, he joined the Citrus County Sheriff Office working as a Deputy in the Patrol Division. He currently holds...

Captain, Special Operations Division Misty Clendenney
Captain, Special Operations Division Misty Clendenney

Captain Clendenney started her law enforcement career in 2000 as a Deputy Sheriff in the Duty Office. Through hard work and dedication, she became a Sergeant overseeing Courthouse Security in 2007, and later, in 2015, served as the Captain for...

Captain, Criminal Investigations Division Brian Spiddle
Captain, Criminal Investigations Division Brian Spiddle

Brian Spiddle is the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. Brian has been a Citrus County resident since 1984 and was previously from upstate New York. Brian graduated from Lecanto High School and in 1994 earned an Associate of Arts...

Captain, Judicial and Juvenile Services Division Troy Hess
Captain, Judicial and Juvenile Services Division Troy Hess

Troy was born in Petoskey, Michigan and later moved to Citrus County where he graduated from Lecanto High School. He attained an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational...

Captain, Patrol Division  John Novy
Captain, Patrol Division John Novy

John was born and raised in Brooksville, Florida and graduated from Hernando High School in 1992. John attended Pasco-Hernando Community College and soon found himself enrolled in the police academy at WTI in 1997. After participating in several...

Human Resources Manager Cindy  Bunch
Human Resources Manager Cindy Bunch

Cindy joined the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in September of 2021 and serves as the Manager of Human Resources. Before joining CCSO, Cindy worked in public, private sector, and not-for-profit organizations in Human Resources - primarily...

Director, Information Technology William DiGeloromo
Director, Information Technology William DiGeloromo

William joined the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2015 where he currently serves as the Director of Information Technology. He encompasses more than 15 years of IT and managerial experience, and is a valued member of the...

Director, Financial Services Tracy Seffern
Director, Financial Services Tracy Seffern

Tracy joined the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in March of 2012 as the Senior Accountant in the Finance Department. In September of 2014 was promoted to the position of Finance Director. Prior to joining the CCSO, she built her...