We want the people of St. Lucie County to have the most professional criminal justice services possible. We will accomplish this by providing responsive, quality, cost-effective service.


We will honor the public trust by treating others with respect and dignity; communicating with the public openly and honestly; respecting and caring for the environment; carefully selecting our workforce and providing equal employment opportunity for all; treating our employees with respect; rewarding employees who demonstrate superior performance; encouraging our employees to take positive action through innovation and teamwork; and making responsible use of public resources.


The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office pledges to protect life and property and maintain order through a continuing commitment to service, integrity, the highest standard of ethics, and respect for individual rights in a diverse population.


We will focus on community service, invest in the workforce and live within our means.

Community Service

We will focus on community service by:

  • Cutting red tape
  • Improving effectiveness of internal support services
  • Improving our interaction with the community to promote greater understanding
  • Improving public awareness of Sheriff's Office services
  • Involving employees in goal setting and ongoing improvement efforts
  • Listening and responding to our residents and visitors
  • Planning, initiating, implementing and evaluating thoroughly our programs and projects
  • Supporting the priorities of our community

Invest in the Workforce

We will invest in the workforce by:

  • Achieving market competitiveness in wages and benefits
  • Involving employees in decisions that affect them
  • Responding to employee suggestions
  • Treating employees as customers

Live Within Our Means

We will live within our means by:

  • Emphasizing preventive maintenance
  • Focusing on continuous improvement of quality, productivity, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Operating within budgetary limits and adhering to financial policies
  • Seeking new sources of funding