LEVY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
ROBERT B. McCALLUM, JR., SHERIFF
Robert B. McCallum, Jr.
Bobby McCallum began his career at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in 1969 as a dispatcher and jailer. In 1970 he began an almost seven year stint employed with the Florida Highway Patrol as a dispatcher and State Trooper. In 1977 he returned to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office serving as a Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant, and Chief Deputy until 1981. Bobby was employed by the 8th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office as an Investigator and was eventually promoted to the Executive Director of that office until 1993. In 1993 he returned to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office serving as Director of Law Enforcement and as Director of Administration until 2005. Levy County honored Bobby by electing him to serve as their Sheriff beginning January 1, 2013. And in 2016, he made history by being the first Sheriff in the county to run unopposed. Sheriff McCallum is responsible for managing the agency’s annual budget of $13,747,299.00.
Sheriff McCallum has earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Florida. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Central Florida Community College after graduating from Chiefland High School. He 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. In addition, he has hundreds of hours of training in various law enforcement and specialized management courses.
Sheriff McCallum has always been active in Levy County serving as a two-term past President Levy County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, past co-chair of the Chiefland Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Campaign, and currently honorary member of the Levy County Prevention Coalition, as well as volunteering as a youth league and high school coach and as a substitute teacher. He also is a past chaplain of the Florida Intelligence Unit and past co-chair of the Northeast Florida Violent Crime Council. He is also a former Chiefland City Commissioner.
Bobby and his wife Kandy have two grown daughters, two grown sons, a granddaughter and a grandson currently serving in the U.S. Navy. Bobby and Kandy are active members of the First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, the same church that he attended as a child and where they raised their children.
Sheriff McCallum is thankful for the opportunity to serve the citizens of Levy County and pledges to serve with professionalism, fairness, honesty, and integrity.
W.O. “Brett” Beauchamp, III
Undersheriff / Legal Advisor
The Undersheriff acts as Assistant Sheriff, assumes all responsibilities in the Sheriff’s absence or as otherwise directed, oversees all activities of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, and performs any special duties or activities as assigned by the Sheriff.
Chief Beauchamp graduated from Chiefland High School and has earned a B.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and a J.D. from the University of Florida.
His prior Law Enforcement experience includes the Chiefland Police Department, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Chief Beauchamp is an adjunct professor at the College of Central Florida’s Criminal Justice Institute where he teaches a variety of law enforcement course work.
Colonel Mike Sheffield
Chief of Staff
Colonel Mike Sheffield is a lifelong resident of Levy County and brings more than 25 years of service as an officer with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.
The Chief of Staff acts under the supervision of the Undersheriff, and performs any additional special duties or activities as assigned by the Sheriff. Chief of Staff is the supervisor for the Detention, Law Enforcement and Administrative Divisions.
Lt. Scott Tummond
The Professional Standards Division
The Professional Standards Division was created by Sheriff McCallum in January of 2016. This newly formed unit oversees the Records Department, the development of agency policy and procedure for the Agency, Internal Investigations, public records, and Public Information.
Lt. Scott Tummond is the LCSO Public Records Custodian (posted in accordance with Florida Statutes, Chapter 119, Public Records).