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00) Sheriff

Sheriff Darryl Maylee pictured in uniform in front of an American Flag
Sheriff Darryl Maylee

Darryl has served as Sheriff of Callaway since being appointed to the post in June, 2023 by the Callaway County Commission. 

Darryl's connection to law enforcement starts with his father, who was a volunteer reserve deputy under Sheriffs Ted Salmons and Harry Lee.

Darryl began his law enforcement career in May, 1987 when he was commissioned by Chief Clifford Holt and then by Chief Wesley Walker as a volunteer officer of the New Bloomfield Police Department.  In 1990, Darryl was commissioned as a Deputy Sheriff of Callaway County by Sheriff Lee and served as a volunteer until being hired as a Road Deputy in 1992.  Darryl spent the intervening years working as a Deputy Sheriff of Pike County while still volunteering with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

Over the past 32 years of service to the citizens of Callaway County, Darryl has held the positions of Road Sergeant, Jail Administrator, Narcotics Investigator, Chief Deputy and now, Interim Sheriff.  Additionally, Darryl served a little over two years during this time as Special Investigator in the Office of Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert (Bob) Sterner.  Darryl then returned to the Sheriff's Office and was ultimately selected by Sheriff Dennis Crane to serve as Chief Deputy, a post he had held for 22 years until being appointed as Sheriff.

Darryl grew up in southwestern Callaway County and lives in New Bloomfield with his wife, Lisa, and their three children: Brit and Aubrey, who attend New Bloomfield RIII Schools, and Kale, a New Bloomfield High School graduate who currently attends State Tech.  The Maylees belong to and attend St. Andrew Catholic Church in Holts Summit.