DeCarlo retiring from Sheriff’s Office

David DeCarlo

After a long and dedicated career, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Captain David DeCarlo is ready to retire.

Starting on February 16, 1987, Captain DeCarlo has served the agency in

numerous capacities during his 33 years.

Beginning as a Communications Officer, Captain DeCarlo quickly moved to the position of Deputy Sheriff and later to Investigator. He served as a member of the SERT team from 1998 to 2004.

With his heart in investigations, Captain DeCarlo was promoted to the rank of Sergeant within the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) in 1998. He continued his service in CID as Lieutenant in 2005 and later Captain in 2011.

It was in 2015 when Captain DeCarlo would begin serving as the Captain of Emergency Operations, where he remained until his retirement.

Captain DeCarlo oversaw thousands of investigations during his career and was a valued mentor to many young employees.

He led by example and was crucial in the development of many new Sheriff’s Office programs such as the Internet Crimes Against Children program and served as a member of the Fifth Judicial Circuit’s Child Death Review Team and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART).

Captain DeCarlo also plays a large role in Take Stock in Children of Citrus County, helping the youth of our community.

“It is difficult to find an area of our community that has not benefited from the influence and care of Captain David DeCarlo,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast. “While we wish him a long and healthy retirement, we will truly miss Citrus County’s Pasta.”

Please join the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office in congratulating Captain Dave DeCarlo in his retirement and acknowledging his long career dedicated to the citizens of Citrus County.

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