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Florida Sheriffs Association Announces New Board for 2021-2022

July 28, 2021

The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA), one of the largest and most successful law enforcement associations in the nation, is pleased to announce its leadership for the 2021-2022 year. The newly elected President, Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, will preside over the association and work with the staff and board of directors to guide the efforts and direction of FSA and its 67 Sheriffs.

Sheriff Bobby McCallum began his career at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in 1969 as a dispatcher and jailer. Over the next 30 years, he served in critical roles within the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the 8th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office. In 2013, he was elected the Sheriff of Levy County.

“The opportunity to serve the citizens of Levy County, those who I also have the greatest pleasure of calling my friends and family, is an honor that I do not take lightly,” Sheriff McCallum explains. “Proactively addressing public safety concerns while maintaining a wonderful quality of life for our residents has been my priority.”

Sheriff McCallum is loved and respected across the region. Sheriff McCallum was re-elected in 2016 and 2020 and made history by being the first Sheriff in the county to run unopposed. He earned a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Nova University and is a graduate of the Florida Highway Patrol Academy, National Institute for Undersheriffs at the University of Southern California, and the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. McCallum has served many volunteer leadership roles throughout his community and served as FSA’s Vice President under Gilchrist County Sheriff Bobby Schultz this past year.

“As president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, I look forward to working with our incredible leadership throughout the great state of Florida and our strong nation,” Sheriff McCallum said. “As we celebrate 200 years of the Office of Sheriff serving Florida, we understand that each of our communities is unique and we take great pride in working together as a team so our residents and visitors are safe and happy.”

“The Florida Sheriffs Association and the other 66 Florida sheriffs are thrilled to have Sheriff McCallum serve as president,” said Gilchrist County Sheriff and Immediate Past President Bobby Schultz. “Sheriff McCallum has our full confidence. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with him, and personally know he will continue to ensure the association is represented with integrity so that Florida remains a role model for the entire nation.”

Other FSA board appointments are:

  • Vice President: Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County
  • Secretary: Sheriff Bill Leeper, Nassau County
  • Treasurer: Sheriff Bill Prummell, Charlotte County
  • Immediate Past President: Sheriff Bobby Schultz, Gilchrist County
  • Chair: Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County
  • Vice-Chair: Sheriff Billy Woods, Marion County

“Having preeminent leaders to direct our initiatives is an essential priority for the Florida Sheriffs Association,” said FSA Executive Director Steve Casey. “The Office of Sheriff in Florida was built on integrity 200 years ago, and that integrity, responsibility, and leadership are the foundation of our association’s vision to protect, lead and unite.” 

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About Florida Sheriffs Association:
The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation made up of the Sheriffs of Florida, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 90,000 citizens throughout the state. Founded in 1893, FSA has steadfastly served the citizens of Florida by supporting the needs of the state's law enforcement community. Through the Florida Sheriffs Association, Sheriffs are given a forum to address lawmakers to push for positive changes in Florida’s public safety arena. FSA also provides Sheriffs' Offices much-needed programs such as affordable training, special task forces and legislative and legal services. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, FSA has established and funded the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches with facilities throughout the state to help restore hope, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation.