Citrus County Jail
The Citrus County Detention Facility is a secure facility that houses inmates serving short sentences under a year or awaiting trial and sentencing if found guilty. The jail can hold approximately 760 inmates. Some inmates remain temporarily in the jail until they can be transported to prison. To conduct a Citrus County Jail inmate search, click here.
2604 West Woodland Ridge Drive
Lecanto, Florida 34461
Citrus County Jail Inmate Search / Citrus County Arrest Records
To conduct a Citrus County Jail inmate search, search Citrus County arrest records, or inquire about Citrus County arrests, click here.
Jail Visitation Hours / Citrus County Jail Inmate Search
The Citrus County Jail uses I-WebVisit for visitation, which is done by video. You must get prior approval before being allowed to visit an inmate. Once your application is approved, you can typically have a video visit twice per week for thirty minutes. You must register and pay for your visits 24 hours before the scheduled visit. I-WebVisit is compatible with most devices.
If visits are allowed on site, inmates are detained behind plexiglass or on a televised screen from another location.
Before scheduling a visit with an inmate, it is advisable to first confirm the inmate’s presence at the facility by conducting a Citrus County Jail inmate search. To conduct a Citrus County Jail inmate search, click here.
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is the leading law enforcement agency serving Inverness and Crystal River communities. With more than 150,000 residents and about half a million tourists visiting the area each year, they are tasked with thousands of arrests and traffic stops. The county is spread out a bit with 773.15 square miles to patrol.
Sheriff’s Office Address
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office
1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue
Inverness, Florida 34450-4968
Citrus County Sheriff
Sheriff Mike Prendergast is the current sheriff of Citrus County, Florida. Prendergast was previously in the United States Army, where he served in the military police. Sheriff Prendergast served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He retired from the military police as a colonel after finishing his terms and serving from 1978-2009.
Prendergast acquired a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U. S. Army War College. In addition, Prendergast has a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University along with other degrees from the University of Florida and the Jacksonville State University.
About Citrus County, Florida / Citrus County Jail Inmate Search
They have found artifacts to suggest that Citrus County was occupied by people as early as 10,000 years ago. Native Americans built mound-buildings about 2500 years ago in the area that is now the Crystal River Archeological Site.
Citrus County was officially first formed in 1887 after being separated from Hernando County. The citrus groves are how it got its name. A significant number of the citrus trees were killed during a big freeze in 1894-1895.
Citrus County is known for its phosphate mining industry until the end of World War 1. Approximately 582 of the square miles of the county is land, with the rest made up of water.About 400 manatees occupy the county in the colder months. Some have been injured and live at the observatory at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
The county is home to the Citrus County Detention Facility. To conduct a Citrus County Jail inmate search, click here.
Demographics / Citrus County Jail Inmate Search
The census of 2000 found that the population of Citrus County was 118,085, so the population has grown in the last twenty years. The white population makes up about 95.05%, with black or African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic, Latino, and other races only making up a little under 5%.
A portion of the county’s population resides at the Citrus County Detention Facility. To conduct a Citrus County Jail inmate search, click here.