Yates resigns as sheriff’s Community Relations director

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Yates resigns as sheriff’s Community Relations director
Heather Yates

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office employee Heather Yates has resigned from her post as the agency’s community relations director.

Yates, a 11-year employee of the CCSO, said in a letter that her last day at the agency will be April 13.

In her resignation letter, Yates said she was thankful for working alongside employee of the department, and that she was leaving to “pursue other interests.

Yates headed the Community Relations and Records Office, which is responsible for all written and electronic communications for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, which includes our Records Department and Transcription.

This Community Relatons Office has offices in Inverness and Crystal River. The office educates the public having to do with all Sheriff’s Office programs and services; communicates details referencing crimes and other incidents; handles all media inquiries; releases public records in compliance with the Florida Public Records Law; coordinates community events for the agency; assigns speakers for community presentations; schedules and conducts news conferences; coordinates the agency’s emergency communications; and handles other special projects as directed by the Sheriff or his command staff.

The office utilizes a variety of methods to communicate with the public, including social media.