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Command Staff

Sheriff Mike Prendergast
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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... Read More

Colonel, Bureau of Support Operations Elena Vitt
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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... Read More

Colonel, Bureau of Law Enforcement Operations Justin Ferrara
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Justin graduated from Lecanto High School and moved to Gainesville, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. While attending college he worked in Loss Prevention at Walmart Stores and was shortly recruited by Federated Department... Read More

Captain, Judicial & Juvenile Services Division Christopher Ball 
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Chris Ball is the Captain of the Judicial and Juvenile Services Division. Chris has been a Citrus County resident since 2004 and was previously from Orange City, Florida in Volusia County. After graduating from DeLand Senior High School in 1991...Read More

Captain, Professional Standards Division Misty Clendenney
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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... Read More

Patrol Division Division Brian Spiddle
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Brian Spiddle is the Captain of the Patrol 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... Read More

Captain, Communications  Division Troy Hess
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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... Read More

Captain, Criminal Investigations Division John Novy
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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... Read More


Captain, Special Operations and Training Bobby Lambert
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Captain Bobby Lambert began his law enforcement career in 2004 working as a Correctional Officer for the Florida Department of Corrections. In March of 2005 Captain Lambert joined the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, working as... Read More


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

Director, Information Technology William DiGeloromo
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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... Read More


Director, Emergency Management Christopher Evan
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Christopher began his law enforcement career in 1990, working for the Dunnellon Police Department.  There, he was a patrol officer, evidence custodian, detective corporal and crime scene technician.  During his time with Dunnellon...Read More


Director, Financial Services Tracy Seffern
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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... Read More