Chief Mark Mallory is a lifelong resident of Calhoun County, Florida. He graduated in 1997 from Blountstown High School, and graduated Chipola College Law Enforcement Academy in 1999. Chief Mallory began his law enforcement career with the Blountstown Police Deparment in November of 1999 as a reserve officer. He later moved to a full time position in January of 2001. He worked as a patrol officer until October 2001, at which time he left the Blountstown Police Department, and began working with the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office. With the Sheriff's office he served as a Deputy, K-9 Handler, Sergeant in the patrol divison prior to moving into Investigations. After being transfered to the Investigative Divison within the Sheriff's Office he held the rank of Investigator and Lieutenant. He then was promoted to Captain over the Law Enforcement Divison of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office. Upon leaving the Sheriff's Office in January 2013, he then served as Lieutenant over Investigations for Liberty County Sheriff's Office until June 2013. In June 2013 he returned to the Blountstown Police Department as a Lieutenant in Investigations. Upon Chief R.W. Smith's retirement in October 2013, Mallory was then appointed Chief of the Blountstown Police Department. Chief Mallory holds numerous certifications from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Florida Department of Law Enforcement.