Sheriff Mike Chitwood looks to get even more ‘chatty’ with new podcast

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Most folks who have called Central Florida home for a reasonable amount of time would probably agree that Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood isn’t shy.


The outspoken Chitwood is used to fielding questions from reporters and making his stance on crime and other community issues clearly known.

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Chitwood came to Central Florida back in 2006 to serve as Daytona Beach police chief.

After spending more than 10 years on the job, he stepped into his current role of sheriff in 2016.

So he’s had plenty of experience in front of the camera and in the media spotlight.

Now, you might say Sheriff Chitwood is turning the tables — switching up roles, if you will.

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He recently announced on social media that he’s excited to get behind the microphone and ask the questions through his newly created podcast.

And he’s off to a strong start with guests — and even a catchy title.

Episode 1 of “Chit Chat” recently featured the cast of the TV series “On Patrol: Live,” including Dan Abrams, Sean “Sticks” Larkin and Deputy Sheriff Curtis Wilson.

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Chitwood said of his new project, “the ultimate goal is to get information and get it out into the hands of our community.”

And he said he’s looking forward to covering various topics in upcoming podcasts ranging from news, sports, politics and “life in general.”

You can watch Chitwood’s first episode of Chit Chat below.

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