Month: June 2016

Sheriff McCallum Expresses His Appreciation

I want to take this opportunity to thank the
Citizens of Levy County for the tremendous show of confidence that they have
extended to me as their Sheriff.  I am
honored to have served as your Sheriff the last three and a half years and look
forward to serving the next term. 

I want to specifically thank my God, my family, my
supporters and the more than 150 dedicated men and women who serve as employees
and volunteers at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.  The sworn and non-sworn members of LCSO are
the ones who do the hard work to provide protection and service to the Citizens.  They provide it 24 hours per day, 7 days a
week and 365 days a year.  I am grateful
for their dedication and service which is reflected in my re-election as
Sheriff without opposition. 

With the closing of the qualification period at Noon
today, another chapter has been written in the history of Levy County.   According to those who are supposed to know,
this is the first uncontested re-election of a Levy County Sheriff in modern
history.  I am both honored and humbled
to be re-elected in that manner. 

In closing, I pledge to continue to work to provide
the best Law Enforcement, Detention, Communications, Civil and Court Services
and 911 Mapping Services possible to all of the citizens of Levy County.  As your Sheriff, my door will continue to be
open to provide assistance and service to our citizens in any way
possible. 

THANK YOU!

**Update – County Maintained Boat Ramps

June 9, 2016
Sheriff McCallum has consulted with County Officials
and has re-opened all county maintained boat ramps within Levy County. All had
previously been closed due to Tropical Storm Colin. The following boat ramps
were affected:
·       Yankeetown at SR
40
·       Lake Rousseau at
Kitty Lane
·       Clay Landing
·       Usher Landing
·       Fowlers Bluff
·       Shell Mound
·       Camp Azalea
All ramps are now open to the public.
Sheriff McCallum would like to wish all of our boating citizens a fun and safe
weekend.  
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
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Tropical Storm Update – SR 24 Re-opened

June 6, 2016 @ 5:30 P.M.
State Road 24 at the Number 4 Bridge in Cedar Key
has been re-opened for traffic. Motorist should remain cautious while driving, as some interior roads
in Cedar Key still have standing water. 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Tropical Storm Update

June 6, 2016 @ 3:40 P.M.
Sheriff McCallum, along with Cedar Key Police Chief
Virgil Sandlin and Levy County Emergency Management Director John MacDonald, has
made a combined decision to close SR 24 at the Number 4 Bridge in Cedar Key.
The storm surge has covered the road. And, the road will remain closed until
further notice.
Law Enforcement is stationed at the road closure and
will not allow anyone past this point without verification that he/she either
reside in Cedar Key or work there. 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Levy County Tropical Storm Update

June 6, 2016 @ 11:50 a.m.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office
received a request from the Levy County Parks and Recreation Director Matt
Weldon to consider closing all County boat ramps. Sheriff McCallum, after
consultation with County Commission Chairman John Meeks, has ordered all Levy
County boat
ramps to be closed effective immediately and until further notice.

This action is being done as a precautionary measure for the safety of all
of our citizens.
·       Yankeetown at SR
40
·       Lake Rousseau at
Kitty Lane
·       Clay Landing
·       Usher Landing
·       Fowlers Bluff
·       Shell Mound
·       Camp Azalea
Please be advised that in consultation
with John MacDonald, Levy County Emergency Management Director, the decision
has been made to close CR40 west of CR40A to vehicular traffic, effective at
1300 today due to storm surge potential.
 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.